October 2014

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Fresh food for thought

New UBC dean discusses genetically modified foods, fresh versus canned, and other hot food topics Nutrition plays a central role in all of our lives, so it should come as no surprise that there is plenty of debate surrounding the food we consume. Food scientist Rickey Yada, the new dean of UBC’s Faculty of Land […]

UBC gets $11.6M boost for 16 Canada Research Chairs

The University of British Columbia has received $11.6 million for 16 new and renewed federally funded Canada Research Chairs. With 13 new appointments, and three renewals, UBC now has 186 Canada Research Chairs, the second-highest number in the country. Newly appointed researchers are helping improve stress-tolerant crops, solar electricity and tuberculosis treatments, and making big discoveries about […]

First-in-Canada university program offers bachelor plus grad business degree in 4.5 years

Beginning in September 2015, University of British Columbia students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management, graduating in just 4.5 years. The new UBC Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree allows students from across the […]

Canadian diamond pioneer donates $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research

The University of British Columbia’s quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered intellectually and technologically thanks to three gifts from Charles Fipke, whose geological discoveries made Canada one of the leading producers of diamonds. Fipke has given $3 million to endow a professorship dedicated to Alzheimer’s research, and has pledged $600,000 to […]

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