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UBC names new vice president, finance

The University of British Columbia’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Andrew Simpson as the new vice president, finance. He will begin the role June 22. Simpson has 25 years of experience as a senior executive leading the finance and operations portfolios at major post-secondary institutions in New Zealand and Canada. He joins […]

UBC receives $23 million for 23 Canada Research Chairs

University of British Columbia research received a $23.2 million boost in support of 23 Canada Research Chairs working in medicine, psychology, engineering, biology and more. The Canada Research Chair program was established in 2000 and helps attract and retain top researchers in Canada. The funding announced Thursday will support 11 new chairs at UBC and […]

UBC and Chinese universities sign landmark agreements on research, joint degrees and student exchange

The University of British Columbia has signed an unprecedented number of partnerships with leading Chinese universities that are expected to pave the way for greater academic and cultural exchange between Canada and China. Four agreements will establish joint degree programs between UBC and highly respected universities, including Peking, Zhejiang, Fudan, and Southwest universities. Two agreements […]

UBC and Indian government commit nearly $2 million to support new science and engineering scholarships

The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia. The new program, developed in partnership with India’s national Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), will offer 20 students from India scholarships of $96,000 to support living expenses while they study at […]

UBC President Arvind Gupta to head delegation to China to strengthen research and educational ties

UBC President Arvind Gupta announced plans today to visit China in early April to deepen the university’s commitment to developing partnerships with China that encompass research, teaching and student learning. The trip is President Gupta’s first to China since being installed as president in September of 2014, and it will build on a relationship that […]

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