July 2014

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African students share experiences after first year in Canada

African students who have received full scholarships from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to study at universities across North America are gathering at UBC this weekend. The program funds education for students who come from economically disadvantaged areas and are committed to leading change in their communities after completing their studies. UBC joined the program […]

New chancellor, president begin UBC duties

The University of British Columbia’s new chancellor, Lindsay Gordon, and president, Arvind Gupta, officially begin their duties on July 1, 2014. “With this transition, we start an exciting new chapter,” said UBC Board of Governors Chair John Montalbano. “In Lindsay Gordon, we have a double alumnus with an extraordinary record of business leadership and community […]

President’s Advisory Council on China announced

Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin and influential Chinese economist Justin Yifu Lin will head the University of British Columbia’s President’s Advisory Council on China. UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope appointed Martin and Lin honorary chairs of the PACC in recognition of the university’s commitment to deeper academic engagement with China. “I am delighted […]

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