University of British Columbia
Childhood cancer discovery may stop tumour spread before it starts
A recent discovery in Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive and often fatal childhood cancer, has uncovered the potential to prevent cancer cells from spreading beyond their primary tumour site.
Jun 1, 2021
Study highlights lack of fair access to urban green spaces
People with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than their less privileged neighbours, a new University of British Columbia study of parks and greenery in 10 major North American cities has found.
Jan 17, 2019
CHIME telescope detects second-ever repeating fast radio burst
A team of scientists in Canada has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded, providing new clues about the brief, puzzling pulses of radio energy from far outside our galaxy.
Jan 9, 2019
The Aga Khan awarded with honorary degrees from UBC and SFU
The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are each awarding an honorary doctorate of laws degree to His Highness the Aga Khan in a joint conferral ceremony—a first for both universities.
Oct 19, 2018
Who will be mayor?
CBC British Columbia and the University of British Columbia invite the public to three mayoral debates in Surrey, Kelowna, and Vancouver
Sep 25, 2018
FNHA and UBC establish chair to prevent cancer and improve wellbeing
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous peoples.
Mar 17, 2017
Universities establish joint centre to use data for social good in Cascadia region
In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative.
Feb 23, 2017
UBC students develop wearable device that monitors anxiety in autistic children
A wearable device developed by students at the University of British Columbia shows promise in preventing anxiety attacks in children with autism.
May 19, 2015
UBC International College program gets Board of Governors’ support
The University of British Columbia Board of Governors gave its support yesterday to the creation of a new Vancouver campus program that will attract a greater diversity and number of international students, helping them to succeed in a North American academic environment.
Apr 4, 2013
Teacher ed comes to the world’s largest refugee camp
The University of British Columbia will soon be offering teacher education programs in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, through a partnership that will increase access to education for resident children and youth.
Apr 4, 2013
Stephen Toope to leave UBC presidency in June 2014
Professor Stephen Toope, the 12th president of the University of British Columbia, will leave on June 30, 2014 to pursue academic and professional interests in international law and international relations, UBC Board of Governors Chair Bill Levine announced today.
Apr 3, 2013
Between a rock and a hard place: leaders discuss UBC budget realities
Vice President Finance Pierre Ouillet, Vice President Human Resources Lisa Castle and Vice Provost Angela Redish discuss how UBC is looking out of the box to find budget relief.
Dec 2, 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
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
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
Atlanta has world’s most efficient airport, Korea now leads in Asia: UBC research
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), one of the world’s busiest international airports, is also the most efficient for the sixth year running says an aviation think-tank based at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.
Jun 28, 2012
Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study
Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn’t have access to social protections like employment insurance and unemployment benefits.
Jun 28, 2012
Athletics director Bob Philip takes on new role at UBC
UBC Athletics Director Bob Philip has been appointed senior advisor to Vice President, Students Louise Cowin. Starting on July 16th, Philip will provide advice to the Vice President, Students as she embarks on ambitious new plans for athletics and recreation.
Jun 26, 2012
NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers
University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Jun 26, 2012
Students receive $60,000 from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program to study at UBC
Two incoming first-year students – Cassandra Elphinstone and Jen-ai Lai – will receive $60,000 each over four-years from the Schulich Leader Scholarships program to study at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 25, 2012