May 2014

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India, Canada partner to overcome waterborne illness

Canada and India have joined forces to reduce water-related diseases and improve water quality through a new $3-million (CDN) research partnership. More than three million children worldwide die from these diseases each year, and almost half are from India. In Canada, more than five million people do not have access to a reliable source of […]

UBC remakes its website

The University of British Columbia has launched a transformation of its website today. After 11 months of development, the university went public with its effort to be among the first large public universities in Canada to move from an information-focused website to an intentionally experiential website. “For the past two years UBC has been making […]

Community and business leader Lindsay Gordon to be next UBC Chancellor

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors today appointed business and community leader, and double alumnus Lindsay Gordon to become the university’s 18th Chancellor on July 1, 2014. “In Lindsay Gordon, UBC has found a passionate advocate,” said Board chair John Montalbano. “His vast and diverse expertise will bring a global lens to the […]

Prominent China economist and UN health campaigner added to 2014 UBC honorary degree recipients

The University of British Columbia will be awarding honorary degrees to prominent China economist Justin Yifu Lin and global health campaigner Michel Sidibé during the spring congregation ceremonies. They join the nine other recipients announced earlier this year. Justin Yifu Lin is a leading thinker on why some countries develop more successfully than others. As […]

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