UBC and India Collaborate to Innovate

An economic powerhouse with deep Canadian roots, India is a natural global partner of UBC. The partnership goes back almost 50 years, to when UBC was a founding university of the Shastri Institute—an Indo-Canadian effort that encouraged educational exchanges between the two countries. These exchanges were formalized in the ‘90s when UBC’s School of Nursing […]
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A Transformative Decade: UBC Okanagan’s First 10 Years

“Ready, Set, Go!” That was the Daily Courier front-page headline on September 8, 2005 – the first day of classes for the University of British Columbia’s new Okanagan campus in Kelowna. UBC Okanagan has grown dramatically since opening 10 years ago. Student enrolment has grown from 3,500 in 2005 to more than 8,200 students this […]
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A New Home for UBC Alumni

Although there were only 40 students in UBC’s first graduating class of 1916, the UBC Alumni Association was formed the following year — its stated aim being simply “To further the interests of the University and the Alumni.” Since those early days, alumni have been one of the most influential forces shaping UBC’s history. They […]
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UBC alumnus Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister

The University of British Columbia congratulates Justin Trudeau, who earned a bachelor of education from UBC in 1998, on becoming Prime Minister of Canada today. “It is not every day that a UBC alumnus achieves Canada’s highest office,” said Interim President Martha Piper. “As UBC celebrates its Centennial year, Mr. Trudeau’s accomplishment will serve as […]
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UBC: Canada’s Educational Gateway to Asia

In 1971, Senator Jack Austin, then Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, travelled with Prime Minister Trudeau on Canada’s first trade mission to China. The country then was one in turmoil—home to a quarter of the world’s population and in the middle of the Cultural Revolution. He was immediately struck by how important China […]
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UBC celebrates 100 years of learning, research and community engagement

UBC launches its Centennial year and marks the official opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre today, exactly 100 years after welcoming its first class of 379 students. “For one hundred years, UBC has attracted the best and brightest thinkers, researchers and scientists from around the world,” said Premier Christy Clark. “UBC has become […]
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UBC appoints Philip Steenkamp Vice-President, External Relations and Communications

Philip Steenkamp – a former senior public servant and deputy minister in several B.C. and Ontario ministries – will bring extensive leadership and a deep understanding of the academic environment to the role of vice-president, external relations and communications, the University of British Columbia announced today. UBC’s Board of Governors approved his appointment for a […]
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UBC welcomes first class of its second century

This month, UBC kicks off its 100th anniversary program and as it does, it welcomes 8,337 students as the first class of its second century. “It’s a tremendous pleasure to welcome new students to the university at such an important time in UBC’s history,” said Dr. Martha Piper, interim President. “I hope that this year’s events […]
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New UBC degree focuses on climate-proofing cities

Urban forests are under attack from climate change and development pressures. With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas, cities need urban foresters who can deal with the unique challenges to help build sustainable, green communities. To meet this growing demand, the faculty of forestry has launched a new bachelor of urban forestry […]
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‘The status quo isn’t good enough’: UBC launches Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

A new professional program at UBC will train students to address the pressing issues of the 21st century, including human rights, climate change, poverty, security and risk. In advance of the official launch event on Sept. 9, Yves Tiberghien and Moura Quayle, co-directors of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), discuss the […]
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The APRO office, located in Hong Kong, provides a unique opportunity for UBC to establish a presence in one of the world’s most dynamic regions. The UBC Asia Pacific Regional Office was officially opened on May 3, 2005. Since that time, the scope of operations and the team at APRO have grown, reflecting the wider areas of work undertaken and the broader engagement with partners in the region. The office serves alumni and development activities, supports student recruitment at the undergraduate and graduate levels and caters to the needs of various academic programs, research endeavours and academic relations. The APRO team is active in many locations in Asia and supports visits of academic leaders, faculty and student groups coming to the region. The APRO office is also a place to learn about UBC and what it has to offer to individuals and communities from and throughout Asia. We welcome you to drop by and connect with the UBC family!

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