August 2013

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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, […]

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 […]

Wanted: Aspiring global economists

UBC’s new Bachelor of International Economics program will be the centrepiece of the Vancouver School of Economics Anyone searching for the next Mark Carney – or any other rock star economist – might want to keep their eye on a new UBC program launching this September. A flagship offering of UBC’s top-ranked economics school, the […]

UBC Kinesiology Student Learning Abroad in Hong Kong

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Kinesiology researcher? How about a researcher working abroad? Jason Wong, a UBC School of Kinesiology undergraduate student, is currently working in Hong Kong where he is gaining experience as a Junior Research Assistant in the Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. […]

Global study ranks world’s most efficient airports

Efficiency in Atlanta, Copenhagen, Sydney, Seoul and Vancouver mean savings for air travellers Atlanta International Airport (ATL) 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 University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. The ATRS Global Airport […]

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