Eyes on the prize
Kinesiology grad Raymond Wong helped athletes prepare for the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, which take place at UBC’s Vancouver campus in July 2014.
Jul 8, 2013 - by Corey Allen
Swimming with sharks
Amanda Vincent of Project Seahorse discusses Japan’s rejection of CITES trade regulation for sharks and the perils of overfishing.
Jun 26, 2013
Hundreds of children have some new UBC summer camp options thanks to the creative ideas of graduate students.
Jun 21, 2013 - by Chris Lane
First Nations advocate and eco-activist among honorary degree recipients
The University of British Columbia will honour advocates who have fought for human rights and the environment at this year’s spring graduation ceremonies. The Honourable Steven Point, Tzeporah Berman, Lee Lakeman, and Ian Stirling will receive honorary degrees from UBC’s Vancouver campus.
Mar 19, 2013
Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts
Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Feb 25, 2013
Idle No More Teach-in at UBC
UBC First Nations House of Learning hosts Idle No More Teach-in
Jan 30, 2013
UBC Engineering hosts two competitions this week showcasing students’ design ingenuity
From all-terrain, remotely operated vehicles to concrete toboggans, UBC engineering students are competing this week in two competitions for marks and bragging rights. Media are invited to cover both events.
Jan 23, 2013
UBC campaign hits $1 billion
The University of British Columbia’s start an evolution campaign crossed the $1 billion mark and is now two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising and alumni engagement targets – to raise $1.5 billion and to involve 50,000 alumni annually in the life of the university by 2015.
Jan 18, 2013
Kindness key to happiness and acceptance for children
Children who make an effort to perform acts of kindness are happier and experience greater acceptance from their peers, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside.
Dec 26, 2012
Inviting customer complaints can kill business: UBC research
Giving customers a chance to complain can be a bad idea if customers believe they’re to blame for a product’s failure, a new study from the Sauder School of Business at UBC shows.
Nov 29, 2012
UBC celebrates Royal Society inductees
The Royal Society of Canada recognizes scholarly, research and artistic excellence across the country.
Nov 22, 2012
UBC deans take one for the team: First to get flu shots from students
Students from UBC medical, nursing and pharmaceutical sciences programs will give flu shots to university leaders, students, staff and faculty at a media event.
Oct 29, 2012
UBC experts for Statistics Canada census on Canadian families and living arrangements
On Sept. 19, Statistics Canada will release their 2011 census report, which describes how families and living arrangements have changed in Canada over the last decade. UBC experts are available to comment on the report, which will be available at www.statcan.gc.ca at 8:30 a.m. EST.
Sep 18, 2012
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel receives UBC honorary degree
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel received today an honorary degree from the University of British Columbia during a special ceremony on the Vancouver campus.
Sep 10, 2012
UBC welcomes Whitecaps FC and National Soccer Development Centre to campus
The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus will be the home of a new training facility which will form the centerpiece of the proposed National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) – a new athletic facility to be shared by Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the university and community.
Sep 6, 2012
Recap: Looking back at UBC and the 2012 Olympics
Bronze medals, swim-offs, meeting royalty: the 2012 Summer Olympics featured much excitement for past and current UBC students.
Aug 14, 2012
Historic day for Gleadle in London
Former UBC Thunderbird Liz Gleadle made Canadian track and field history today at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
Aug 9, 2012
UBC education experts for back-to-school stories
UBC experts are available to comment on kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.
Aug 8, 2012
Mason finishes eighth; Gleadle into Olympic final
Former UBC Thunderbird Mike Mason capped off a great comeback year by finishing eighth in the men’s high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London today.
Aug 8, 2012
Martha McCabe finishes 5th
UBC student Martha McCabe finished fifth in the women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Aug 2, 2012