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
UBC and The Royal Canadian Legion announce $1.37 million partnership at City Hall annual Poppy Campaign kickoff
UBC and the BC/Yukon Command of The Royal Canadian Legion will announce a partnership to benefit veterans at the kickoff of the annual Poppy Campaign in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
Oct 25, 2010
More than 65 events highlight teaching and learning at UBC
Media and the public are invited to take part in Celebrate Learning Week at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. This year’s event, Exploring the Dimensions of an Exceptional Learning Environment, features more than 65 workshops, lectures and public events between Oct. 23 and 31.
Oct 22, 2010
Stephen Toope: Diversity improves our university and our country
The national flow of university students is a major nation-building contribution, creating lifelong personal links in every sphere of Canadian life.
Oct 18, 2010
UBC officially opens the Simon K.Y. Lee HKU-UBC House and related facilities
The University of British Columbia celebrated the opening of the Simon K.Y. Lee HKU-UBC House on its Vancouver campus today.
Oct 8, 2010
Media Advisory: UBC officially opens the Simon K.Y. Lee HKU-UBC House and related facilities
Opening of the Simon K.Y. Lee HKU-UBC House, the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre and the Simon K.Y. Lee Hong Kong Ballroom.
Oct 7, 2010
UBC Graduate School of Journalism wins Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism
Students and faculty at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism have won an Emmy Award for an investigative news documentary that explores the health and environmental impacts of electronic waste. […]
Sep 27, 2010
UBC grads don cap and gown for week of Vancouver campus ceremonies
More than 6,500 students will graduate this week as UBC holds ceremonies at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. They will join more than 250,000 UBC alumni worldwide.
May 26, 2010
UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies start Wednesday, May 26
More than 6,500 UBC grads, and 10 honorary degree recipients, will cross the stage at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts to receive their degrees between May 26 and June 2.
May 25, 2010