UBC Board appoints Dr. Arvind Gupta president and vice chancellor

A renowned expert in research and innovation policy who has forged close collaborations between universities, civil society and business has been appointed the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Arvind Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization recognized internationally for nurturing the next […]
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Raising awareness of dementia in the Chinese community

The Faculty of Medicine lent a hand this month at a forum about dementia for Vancouver’s Chinese community. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. kicked off Alzheimer Awareness Month with the Jan. 4 event at Choi Hall, which featured Roger Wong, Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education and a Clinical Professor in the Division […]
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International Reporting Program takes home three COPAs

Two classes of UBC Graduate School of Journalism students, studying international reporting, won the country’s highest award in online journalism, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), for multimedia documentaries. The students, all fellows of the school’s International Reporting Program (IRP), traveled around the world reporting on under-covered global issues, and returned with powerful stories that […]
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Project Seahorse helps with recovery efforts in the Philippines

UBC’s Project Seahorse and the Zoological Society of London have long collaborated with communities in the central Philippines to study and conserve the region’s rich marine life. Those communities were struck hard by Typhoon Haiyan and UBC researchers are helping with relief efforts. As described in a series of blog posts by Project Seahorse co-founder […]
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Pushing the Limits: The Everest Effect

Pushing the limits is often how new discoveries are made. In April 2012, Philip Ainslie and his team took that line of thought to new heights. They took their research on heart, lung and brain health 5000m above sea level to Mount Everest. “This is an opportunity to take healthy people and expose them to […]
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Crowdsourcing Seahorses: New smartphone app offers hope for seahorse science and conservation

Marine conservationists from the University of British Columbia, Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago today launched a smartphone app that could lead to new discoveries about some of the ocean’s most mysterious and threatened animals — seahorses — and pave the way for similar efforts with other difficult-to-study species. With […]
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Recruitment, preparations in full swing at new UBC Vantage College

The University of British Columbia Vantage College will welcome its first cohort of 300 International Program students in August 2014, further enriching student diversity on the Vancouver campus. Enrolment into the 12-month program will progressively increase to 1,000 students by August 2016. UBC Vantage College is a new pathway for exceptional graduates from school systems […]
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UBC welcomes highly accomplished Class of 2017

The University of British Columbia is preparing to greet a class of 7,927 incoming first-year students it considers to be among the strongest it has enrolled, in academic achievement as well as in the school of life. This includes an expected 6,094 first-year students to its Vancouver campus, and 1,833 first-year students to its Okanagan […]
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UBC and China’s Chongqing government sign landmark academic cooperation agreement

The University of British Columbia has concluded an unprecedented, five-year strategic cooperation agreement with China’s Chongqing government, opening doors to increased academic and research collaborations with universities and research institutes. The agreement was signed on August 25 in Chongqing by UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope and the director general of the city’s education commission, […]
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UBC Announces Establishment of the UBC China Council

The University of British Columbia announces the establishment of the UBC China Council, strengthening a long-standing engagement with one of the most dynamic nations in the world. It reaffirms UBC as the pre-eminent Canadian university collaborating with China. The UBC China Council will allow the University to better foster high-level exchanges on academic policy and […]
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  • Volleyball player nominated for CIS athlete of the year
    Lisa Barclay, a fourth-year outside hitter for the UBC Thunderbirds, is a finalist for the female CIS athlete of the year award.
  • The UBC Laptop Orchestra
    Pairing the arts and science, UBC’s Laptop Orchestra transforms the human body into a musical instrument.
  • TV turns 75
    The first television was introduced 75 years ago. UBC's Tiffany Potter looks at how it changed us, and how it will change in the future.
  • What gets in the way of women supporting women?
    People perceive female conflict in the workplace more negatively than male conflict, according to UBC doctoral student Leah Sheppard. “Some of these [negative female relationship] stereotypes could be dangerous and […]

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