UBC and Indian government commit nearly $2 million to support new science and engineering scholarships

The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia. The new program, developed in partnership with India’s national Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), will offer 20 students from India scholarships of $96,000 to support living expenses while they study at […]
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UBC President Arvind Gupta to head delegation to China to strengthen research and educational ties

UBC President Arvind Gupta announced plans today to visit China in early April to deepen the university’s commitment to developing partnerships with China that encompass research, teaching and student learning. The trip is President Gupta’s first to China since being installed as president in September of 2014, and it will build on a relationship that […]
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Synapse of Discovery

Shakespeare once wrote “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties” and yet, if you spend any amount of time studying the brain you will quickly realize that our reasoning and our faculties are hardly infinite and are, in fact, delicately, even precariously, dependent on the health […]
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The smartest coffee talk you’ll ever overhear

Have you ever been somewhere and overheard two people having a spontaneous, intensely interesting talk but then you had to get off the bus? Or plane? Or crowded subway? You think to yourself: I wish I could have heard the rest of that conversation. At UBC, our researchers are having remarkable conversations every day about […]
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Path to Research

Nearly every day on the news, we hear about world-changing discoveries. ‘Researchers have found…’ is how the story usually begins. But what of the back story? What was the genesis of their discovery? How was it funded? What were the challenges they faced or surprising bends in the road? How did they mobilize their research? […]
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Faces of Research

Before the application of research, before the patent, ethics review, donations or grants, there is a person with a desire to discover. They embark into the unknown, making inquiries, investigating what has been and inquiring into the possibilities by asking why not? Through their research, they uncover new truths that result in our lives, and […]
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Pain relief pioneer donates $5 million for new UBC sport and exercise medicine centre

Dr. Chan Gunn, a pioneering Vancouver physician in the field of pain relief, is giving $5 million to the University of British Columbia for construction of a new building devoted to exercise and sport medicine teaching, research and patient care. The 13,480-square-foot building, to be named the Chan Gunn Pavilion, will be the new home […]
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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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  • UBC names new vice president, finance
    The University of British Columbia’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Andrew Simpson as the new vice president, finance.
  • Will your grill kill you?
    With barbecue season approaching, experts are talking about the health risks of grilled meat. Grilling appears to increase the presence of carcinogenic compounds in meat, says Carolyn Gotay, a UBC […]
  • Need some male bonding? Go to the shed
    UBC researcher and nursing professor John Oliffe wants to see more men gathering in sheds in Vancouver. The men’s sheds are based on a model in Australia, where men would […]
  • Tylenol might dull emotional pain, too
    Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, could flatten emotions too, not just take away pain, U.S. researchers say. UBC social psychologist Steve Heine, who also studies acetaminophen and was not […]

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