November 2014

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Future of Okanagan and UBC directly linked: university president

UBC President Arvind Gupta says the future of UBC Okanagan and the Central Interior are not only linked, but are dependent upon each other for growth and success. Gupta, who became UBC’s 13th president in July, told a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce business luncheon Friday that there is both opportunity and strength to be gained […]

Cheriton donates $7.5 million to UBC computer science

Thanks to UBC alumnus and Vancouver native Dr. David Cheriton, who has donated $7.5 million to the University of British Columbia, computational thinking could soon become like reading and writing – a skill all students can acquire. Cheriton has donated $7 million to create a new chair in computer science and $535,800 to create a […]

Major new grant to fuel social innovation and entrepreneurship at UBC

The University of British Columbia is set to become a leading hub for social entrepreneurship and innovation focused on solving the world’s toughest challenges. With a $500,000 grant from J. W. McConnell Family Foundation’s RECODE Program, the university will empower its community to explore new ways of using business tools and strategies to make positive […]

UBC puts $26.9 million to work for 70 research projects

In a visit from Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services today the University of British Columbia profiled some of the research benefitting from close to $27 million from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) for 70 research infrastructure projects in 2014. This year’s BCKDF supports a wide range of UBC’s research specializations […]

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