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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A massive experiment in learning

Four new online courses at UBC are attracting a new breed of students and changing teaching methods on campus “If you want to know why your Chinese business partners want to sit down and have a drink with you before they sign a contract, then take my course.” That’s the pitch Professor Edward Slingerland uses […]
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Globalization threatens benefits of an African ‘green revolution’

A prospective “green revolution” in Africa could boost land use and carbon emissions globally, according to a study co-authored by a University of British Columbia researcher. The term “green revolution” typically describes the use of agricultural innovations – such as the development of new seeds – to increase yields, particularly in developing countries. Past green […]
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New president welcomes largest ever first-year class

The University of British Columbia is preparing to welcome 8,360 incoming students, its largest ever first-year class. President Arvind Gupta will greet many of them at an Okanagan rally at 8:30 a.m. and Vancouver campus pep rally at 2:30 p.m. Editors: For information about today’s welcome events, click here The Okanagan campus expects 1,556 first-year students, […]
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Turning Divers into Citizen Scientists

Lindsay Aylesworth is a PhD Candidate with Project Seahorse at the University of British Columbia, Canada. In Thailand, she collaborates with Dr. Tse-Lynn Loh, postdoctoral research associate at the John G. Shedd Aquarium, to investigate how seahorse catch and trade affect their wild populations, which helps to inform seahorse conservation and management. Recently, Lindsay co-authored a PADI […]
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Culture club remix

The UBC Intercultural Alliance connects different student cultural groups UBC’s Vancouver campus is home to students who come from 150 countries, one of the most diverse academic communities in the world. It’s one of the reasons students say they choose UBC. Yet once here, people still tend to mix with those who share a similar […]
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