Peter A. Allard, Q.C., donates $30 million to UBC Faculty of Law

Largest gift ever to a Canadian law school, with UBC Law to be renamed in his honour UBC Law alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., has donated $30 million to UBC’s Faculty of Law, the largest gift ever to a Canadian law school.  In recognition of his gift, which will enable the faculty to build on […]
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Future of Okanagan and UBC directly linked: university president

UBC President Arvind Gupta says the future of UBC Okanagan and the Central Interior are not only linked, but are dependent upon each other for growth and success. Gupta, who became UBC’s 13th president in July, told a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce business luncheon Friday that there is both opportunity and strength to be gained […]
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Cheriton donates $7.5 million to UBC computer science

Thanks to UBC alumnus and Vancouver native Dr. David Cheriton, who has donated $7.5 million to the University of British Columbia, computational thinking could soon become like reading and writing – a skill all students can acquire. Cheriton has donated $7 million to create a new chair in computer science and $535,800 to create a […]
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Major new grant to fuel social innovation and entrepreneurship at UBC

The University of British Columbia is set to become a leading hub for social entrepreneurship and innovation focused on solving the world’s toughest challenges. With a $500,000 grant from J. W. McConnell Family Foundation’s RECODE Program, the university will empower its community to explore new ways of using business tools and strategies to make positive […]
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UBC puts $26.9 million to work for 70 research projects

In a visit from Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services today the University of British Columbia profiled some of the research benefitting from close to $27 million from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) for 70 research infrastructure projects in 2014. This year’s BCKDF supports a wide range of UBC’s research specializations […]
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Fresh food for thought

New UBC dean discusses genetically modified foods, fresh versus canned, and other hot food topics Nutrition plays a central role in all of our lives, so it should come as no surprise that there is plenty of debate surrounding the food we consume. Food scientist Rickey Yada, the new dean of UBC’s Faculty of Land […]
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First-in-Canada university program offers bachelor plus grad business degree in 4.5 years

Beginning in September 2015, University of British Columbia students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management, graduating in just 4.5 years. The new UBC Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree allows students from across the […]
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Canadian diamond pioneer donates $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research

The University of British Columbia’s quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered intellectually and technologically thanks to three gifts from Charles Fipke, whose geological discoveries made Canada one of the leading producers of diamonds. Fipke has given $3 million to endow a professorship dedicated to Alzheimer’s research, and has pledged $600,000 to […]
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An acceptance letter 69 years late

An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies It’s always disappointing when you don’t get into your university of choice, but Henry Sugiyama’s rejection from the University of British Columbia 69 years ago was particularly painful. Sugiyama, then a Kamloops high school student, […]
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New president pledges to boost UBC research excellence

The University of British Columbia’s new President Arvind Gupta pledged in his formal academic installation ceremony today to increase funding for research excellence by $100 million during his presidency, supporting those who discover, develop, and deploy knowledge. He said the pledge to boost research excellence is fundamental to improving teaching and learning, building engagement throughout […]
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  • Policy tools can promote better farming jobs
    New farmers are the key ingredient to increasing food security and ensuring that British Columbians have access to affordable food, says University of Toronto doctoral student Anelyse Weiler, UBC master’s candidate J. […]
  • Open letter to Parliament: Amend C-51 or kill it
    UBC professors are among a group of 100 professors who wrote an open letter to members of Parliament asking them to vote against the C-51 bill. “Please accept this collective open letter […]
  • Odyssey to the Sacred Headwaters
    Prof. Wade Davis describes the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens.
  • Pioneering economist literally wrote the textbook
    Economist Tony Scott, a UBC graduate and a former professor, passed away on February 21 at the age of 91. Scott played a pivotal role in expanding UBC’s Department of Economics […]

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