April 2013

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Expedition team releases photographs of threatened double-barrier reef

A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London. One of only six double-barrier reefs […]

Continuing Studies leads immigrants like Waqar Jan to new opportunities

If you’re new to B.C., Waqar Jan is a good man to know. Jan works with immigrants to help them settle into life in Canada, connecting them to language and job training and introducing them to the ways of their new home. He knows the journey well. Jan came to Vancouver from Peshawar in 2004 […]

Witness to history: Dr. Weihong Song gets a front seat at the Chinese People’s Conference

The odds may be smaller than winning the lottery, but Weihong Song’s selection to the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is anything but chance. Song was one of only 39 invitees from 24 countries – chosen from more than 50 million eligible overseas Chinese expats – to participate in […]

A trip to China helps preservation librarian Alvan Bregman save UBC’s ancient treasures

When Alvan Bregman travelled to China in September 2011, he had no idea just how valuable that experience would prove. At the time, Bregman was the Preservation Librarian at UBC Library, a new job that involved the oversight and care of the Library’s physical collections. Those collections pose unique preservation challenges. Paper and cardboard degrade. […]

UBC International College program gets Board of Governors’ support

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors gave its support yesterday to the creation of a new Vancouver campus program that will attract a greater diversity and number of international students, helping them to succeed in a North American academic environment. Known at present as International College, the program will start recruiting students and […]

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