UBC launches community-developed program as part of tribute to Japanese Canadian students of 1942
As part of UBC’s efforts to recognize Japanese Canadians affected by internment in 1942, the university is asking the Asian Canadian community to help guide the creation of a interdisciplinary program that will highlight the contributions of Asian Canadians and examine anti-Asian racism that produced events like the forced removal of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.
Mar 22, 2012
UBC’s reputation moves up six spots to 25th in global ranking
The University of British Columbia now ranks 25th among the world’s top 100 universities, according to the 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings.
Mar 14, 2012
One year later: UBC remembers Japan’s earthquake, explores lessons learned
UBC experts and community members are available to comment on the March 11 anniversary of Japan’s “triple disaster” – the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.
Mar 8, 2012
Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New University of British Columbia research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal.
Mar 2, 2012
Sauder School of Business unveils $70M facility revamp into global education hub
Today, the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia announced the opening of its new home on the Vancouver campus. The $70-million revitalization and expansion will allow the school to become a global hub for business education, adding 55,000 square feet to the original 216,000 square foot structure.
Mar 1, 2012
Taking biofuel from forest to highway
The world is moving from a hydrocarbon economy to a carbohydrate economy, according to University of British Columbia biofuel expert Jack Saddler. He is presenting his work at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver on Feb. 17.
Feb 17, 2012
Energy poverty creating a respiratory disease 'epidemic' for almost half the world’s population
Limited access to clean sources of energy, known as energy poverty, makes nearly half the world’s population reliant on burning wood, animal waste, coal or charcoal to cook. This leads to severe respiratory diseases that kill roughly two million people worldwide each year, a problem University of British Columbia researchers are trying to solve.
Feb 16, 2012
UBC researchers use Google Earth to verify Mediterranean fish farming data
The Great Wall of China is not the only thing you can see from space. Fish farming cages are clearly visible through Google Earth’s satellite images and University of British Columbia researchers have used them to estimate the amount of fish being cultivated in the Mediterranean.
Feb 8, 2012
Deborah Buszard appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal for UBC’s Okanagan campus
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Professor Deborah Buszard to lead UBC’s Okanagan campus as Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal. She will begin her five-year term on July 1, 2012.
Feb 3, 2012
UBC releases additional information on animal research
New information released today on the University of British Columbia Animal Research website outlines the main purposes for which animals were involved in research and educational activities in 2010.
Jan 30, 2012
UBC hosts largest site of global, 48-hour video-game programming marathon
Vancouver’s hottest young video-game talents face off this weekend at Vancouver’s Global Game Jam 2012, part of a 48-hour, world-wide programming marathon.
Jan 26, 2012
UBC applicants need more than just grades
The University of British Columbia is expanding its use of broad-based admissions – an application process based both on grades and personal experiences – to all applicants of direct-entry undergraduate programs at the Vancouver campus this year, making UBC the largest Canadian university to include non-academic criteria in its application process on this scale.
Jan 23, 2012
Year of the Dragon: Chinese New Year experts and events at UBC
Chinese New Year falls on Monday, January 23 and will mark the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. UBC experts are available to comment on its cultural and social significance and the astronomical origins of the New Year. UBC will also host a number of New Year celebrations on campus.
Jan 19, 2012
One in ten Canadians cannot afford prescription drugs: UBC study
One in ten Canadians cannot afford to take their prescription drugs as directed, according to an analysis by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.
Jan 16, 2012
UBC receives $1.2 million to monitor child development across Canada
The University of British Columbia today announced a $1.2 million gift from The Lawson Foundation to develop a system to monitor differences in child development across Canada.
Sep 19, 2011
UBC student Rumana Monzur returns to Canada
University of British Columbia graduate student Rumana Monzur is en route to Vancouver accompanied by her father. Monzur, who was severely beaten in an attack in June, will receive further medical evaluation and treatment in Canada. The two are expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon.
Jul 5, 2011
UBC Museum of Anthropology receives prestigious national landmark status
The University of British Columbia’s iconic Museum of Anthropology, designed by the renowned late architect Arthur Erickson, has received one of Canada’s most prestigious architectural awards. The museum is one […]
May 4, 2011
People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity: UBC study
As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback.
Apr 8, 2011
UBC 2011 federal election experts
UBC experts are available to comment on a number of hot topics related to the possible upcoming Canadian election.
Mar 25, 2011
UBC and China’s Modern Green Development partner to advance green building research
The University of British Columbia and Modern Green Development Co. Ltd. – one of China’s largest property developers – have entered into a strategic partnership to advance green building research […]
Feb 4, 2011