The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grants $2.6 million to improve data on world fisheries

The University of British Columbia’s Sea Around Us project has received $2.6 million (U.S.) from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to provide African and Asian countries with more accurate and comprehensive fisheries data to help them better analyze and support their ocean resources and local economies. “This generous support will help UBC fisheries researchers […]
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UBC experts for comment on 100th anniversary of First World War

July 28 marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War. Photo: State Library of Southern Australia, Flickr UBC experts are available to comment on the Great War’s impact from a variety of perspectives: political, historical and cultural. HISTORY, POLITICS: Richard Price Professor, Dept. of Political Science To reach by phone, please contact […]
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Global study ranks world’s most efficient airports for 2014

The Atlanta International Airport is the most efficient airport in the world, according to researchers at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Photo: Daniel Betts, Wikimedia Commons Atlanta International Airport is the most efficient airport in the world, according to a comprehensive ranking of global airports, conducted by a team of international aviation academics at the […]
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A university parent’s back to school companion

UBC student Derrick Gravener says parents of new university students should have a frank discussion of finances their child. Photo: Paul Joseph A UBC student offers five tips for parents new to the university experience The first year of university is an exciting, emotional, awkward, eye-opening and anxious time for new students. It can also […]
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Vancouver campus: All things new and beautiful

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus on Point Grey is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts. A host of recent buildings combine bold designs with novel features that will be a boon to community. Here is a look at what’s new, just in time for the 2014 winter session. UBC Bookstore The expanded UBC […]
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The Vantage advantage

UBC’s new Vantage College helps international students find their voice Growing up in Yemen, Ziad Merdas learned quickly how to adjust to new circumstances. The Arab nation has seen its fair share of turmoil but nothing deterred him from completing high school. “Yemenis learn to adapt with many life barriers such as regular blackouts that […]
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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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