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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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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