- Study highlights lack of fair access to urban green spaces
People with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than their less privileged neighbours, a new University of British Columbia study of parks and greenery in 10 major North American cities has found.
- Native American routes: the ancient trails hidden in Chicago’s grid system
The Guardian quoted Coll Thrush, a history professor at UBC, in an article about Indigenous pathways in North American cities. “We have to remember that the urban landscape often almost […]
- Scientists grow human blood vessels in the lab in ‘game changing’ breakthrough for disease research
The Daily Mail reported on breakthrough technology from UBC which has built human blood vessels in a petri dish. “Being able to build human blood vessels as organoids from stem […]
- Canadian sentenced to death in China
UBC political science professor Yves Tiberghien was interviewed on CBC’s Power & Politics about the death sentence given to a Canadian in China.
The Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) of the University of British Columbia (UBC) works to fulfill the university’s commitments to enhance the capacity of UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni to engage internationally, and to strengthen UBC’s presence as a globally influential university, as outlined in Place and Promise, UBC’s Strategic Plan. 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! Learn more about how APRO serves UBC students, faculties and alumni in Asia.