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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 […]

An acceptance letter 69 years late

An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies It’s always disappointing when you don’t get into your university of choice, but Henry Sugiyama’s rejection from the University of British Columbia 69 years ago was particularly painful. Sugiyama, then a Kamloops high school student, […]

Culture club remix

The UBC Intercultural Alliance connects different student cultural groups UBC’s Vancouver campus is home to students who come from 150 countries, one of the most diverse academic communities in the world. It’s one of the reasons students say they choose UBC. Yet once here, people still tend to mix with those who share a similar […]

International Reporting Program takes home three COPAs

Two classes of UBC Graduate School of Journalism students, studying international reporting, won the country’s highest award in online journalism, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs), for multimedia documentaries. The students, all fellows of the school’s International Reporting Program (IRP), traveled around the world reporting on under-covered global issues, and returned with powerful stories that […]

Against All Odds

Rumana Monzur has overcome a violent domestic attack and the loss of sight to get her Master’s degree Two years after surviving a domestic attack that shocked the world, Rumana Monzur refuses to let go of her dreams. The University of British Columbia student was blinded in a brutal attack by her former husband while […]

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