October 2015

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UBC celebrates 100 years of learning, research and community engagement

UBC launches its Centennial year and marks the official opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre today, exactly 100 years after welcoming its first class of 379 students. “For one hundred years, UBC has attracted the best and brightest thinkers, researchers and scientists from around the world,” said Premier Christy Clark. “UBC has become […]

UBC appoints Philip Steenkamp Vice-President, External Relations and Communications

Philip Steenkamp – a former senior public servant and deputy minister in several B.C. and Ontario ministries – will bring extensive leadership and a deep understanding of the academic environment to the role of vice-president, external relations and communications, the University of British Columbia announced today. UBC’s Board of Governors approved his appointment for a […]

UBC welcomes first class of its second century

This month, UBC kicks off its 100th anniversary program and as it does, it welcomes 8,337 students as the first class of its second century. “It’s a tremendous pleasure to welcome new students to the university at such an important time in UBC’s history,” said Dr. Martha Piper, interim President. “I hope that this year’s events […]

New UBC degree focuses on climate-proofing cities

Urban forests are under attack from climate change and development pressures. With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas, cities need urban foresters who can deal with the unique challenges to help build sustainable, green communities. To meet this growing demand, the faculty of forestry has launched a new bachelor of urban forestry […]

‘The status quo isn’t good enough’: UBC launches Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

A new professional program at UBC will train students to address the pressing issues of the 21st century, including human rights, climate change, poverty, security and risk. In advance of the official launch event on Sept. 9, Yves Tiberghien and Moura Quayle, co-directors of the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA), discuss the […]

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