University of British Columbia
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
UBC experts and stories for 2012 London Olympic Games
As many as 28 people from UBC will participate in the 2012 London Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, including up to 16 Olympians and 12 coaches, physicians, and support staff. With the one-month mark to the Games approaching, below is a list of UBC experts and story ideas for the 2012 Summer Games in London.
Jun 22, 2012
UBC research receives $2.9 million to improve nutrition of rural Cambodian women and children
The University of British Columbia and Helen Keller International of Cambodia have received $2.9 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) for research to increase and diversify food production and nutrition for small, rural households in Cambodia.
Jun 20, 2012
Giving makes young children happy, UBC study suggests
If it is indeed nobler to give than to receive, it may also make you happier – even if you’re a toddler, according to a new study co-authored by three psychologists at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 19, 2012
Former Sauder professor returns from UC Berkeley to take helm as Dean
After a year-long search, the University of British Columbia has announced that Professor Robert Helsley will return to the Sauder School of Business as its new dean on July 1. Helsley, currently at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, will replace Sauder’s outgoing dean, Daniel Muzyka, who steps down on June 30, after 13 years of service.
Jun 18, 2012
Honorary Degree Ceremony for Japanese Canadian Students of 1942
Media opportunity with Japanese Canadian UBC students of 1942 and Honorary Degree Ceremony
May 28, 2012
Former PM Joe Clark, artist Buffy Sainte-Marie and others honoured during UBC’s Vancouver campus grad ceremonies starting May 23
UBC’s Vancouver campus Spring Congregation event highlights include: 7,400 student graduates; former Prime Minister Joseph Clark, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie and five others receive honorary degrees from UBC; largest class of Aboriginal MD graduates; graduation celebration for UBC Aboriginal students; Honorary Degree Ceremony for Japanese Canadian Students of 1942.
May 22, 2012
Largest class of Aboriginal MDs graduate from UBC
Twelve Aboriginal students will graduate with a University of British Columbia medical undergraduate degree (MD) this spring, the largest cohort of Aboriginal students to graduate in the history of the Faculty of Medicine and in the province.
May 22, 2012
Early screening for anxiety disorders in children helps prevent mental health concerns: UBC study
A University of British Columbia researcher has developed a simple two-question test to screen kindergarten-aged children for future anxiety disorders – the most commonly reported mental health concern among children.
Apr 16, 2012
Cyberbullying and bullying are not the same: UBC research
University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression.
Apr 13, 2012
Some corals like it hot: Heat stress may help coral reefs survive climate change
A team of international scientists working in the central Pacific have discovered that coral which has survived heat stress in the past is more likely to survive it in the future.
Mar 30, 2012
Vancouver elementary teacher recognized for outstanding classroom and community achievements
Grade 7 teacher Justin Borsato of Vancouver’s Britannia Elementary School has been named the winner of the first-ever UBC Alumni Teacher Award for his work in the community and his commitment to giving students every possible learning opportunity.
Mar 29, 2012
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
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 ranks 22nd among world universities, jumping eight spots
The University of British Columbia now ranks 22nd among the universities, according to the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, released yesterday in London, U.K.
Oct 6, 2011