African students share experiences after first year in Canada

African students who have received full scholarships from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to study at universities across North America are gathering at UBC this weekend. The program funds education for students who come from economically disadvantaged areas and are committed to leading change in their communities after completing their studies. UBC joined the program […]
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President’s Advisory Council on China announced

Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin and influential Chinese economist Justin Yifu Lin will head the University of British Columbia’s President’s Advisory Council on China. UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope appointed Martin and Lin honorary chairs of the PACC in recognition of the university’s commitment to deeper academic engagement with China. “I am delighted […]
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UBC reveals plans for $18.5 M Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

A new $18.5-million alumni centre will open at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus in spring 2015. The centre will be named after prominent B.C. business leader and philanthropist Robert H. Lee in honour of the many contributions he has made to the life of the university. Located centrally on the Vancouver campus at […]
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Forging greater links with China

Dr. John Hepburn and Madame Liu Jinghui, Secretary-General of the China Scholarship Council (CSC), renew the MOU between UBC and CSC.
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India, Canada partner to overcome waterborne illness

Canada and India have joined forces to reduce water-related diseases and improve water quality through a new $3-million (CDN) research partnership. More than three million children worldwide die from these diseases each year, and almost half are from India. In Canada, more than five million people do not have access to a reliable source of […]
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UBC remakes its website

The University of British Columbia has launched a transformation of its website today. After 11 months of development, the university went public with its effort to be among the first large public universities in Canada to move from an information-focused website to an intentionally experiential website. “For the past two years UBC has been making […]
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Community and business leader Lindsay Gordon to be next UBC Chancellor

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors today appointed business and community leader, and double alumnus Lindsay Gordon to become the university’s 18th Chancellor on July 1, 2014. “In Lindsay Gordon, UBC has found a passionate advocate,” said Board chair John Montalbano. “His vast and diverse expertise will bring a global lens to the […]
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Prominent China economist and UN health campaigner added to 2014 UBC honorary degree recipients

The University of British Columbia will be awarding honorary degrees to prominent China economist Justin Yifu Lin and global health campaigner Michel Sidibé during the spring congregation ceremonies. They join the nine other recipients announced earlier this year. Justin Yifu Lin is a leading thinker on why some countries develop more successfully than others. As […]
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UBC Board appoints Dr. Arvind Gupta president and vice chancellor

A renowned expert in research and innovation policy who has forged close collaborations between universities, civil society and business has been appointed the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Arvind Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization recognized internationally for nurturing the next […]
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Raising awareness of dementia in the Chinese community

The Faculty of Medicine lent a hand this month at a forum about dementia for Vancouver’s Chinese community. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. kicked off Alzheimer Awareness Month with the Jan. 4 event at Choi Hall, which featured Roger Wong, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and a Clinical Professor in the Division […]
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