Welcome to the first newsletter of the Asia Pacific Regional Office. Located in Hong Kong, APRO provides a unique opportunity for the University of British Columbia to establish a presence in one of the world’s most dynamic regions. APRO works to fulfill the university’s commitments to enhance the capacity of UBC students, faculty and staff to engage internationally, and to strengthen UBC’s presence as a globally influential university, as outlined in Place and Promise, UBC’s Strategic Plan. Read more
APRO Celebrates Five Years of Successes
APRO celebrated five years of successful operations in Hong Kong in 2010 by awarding five entrance scholarships and relaunching its website. Its anniversary and achievements were highlighted in several local Hong Kong publications, including the InvestHK newsletter. Read more
Reaching out to Prospective UBC Students in the Asia Pacific Region
Last year, UBC welcomed over 4000 undergraduate and graduate students to both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses from 29 Asia Pacific countries. Read more
UBC’s Academic Programs and Research in Asia
APRO supports and assists various academic programs, research endeavours and academic relations in the Asia Pacific Region. Read more
APRO Supports UBC Alumni in Asia
As interest in UBC continues to grow in the Asia Pacific region, alumni ranks are swelling with graduates returning to their home countries and Canadian alumni going to Asia seeking exciting careers.
UBC alumni in the Asia Pacific region have access to events and support through APRO, including an e-newsletter, individual and group meetings and an alumni speaker series. APRO also provides support to UBC alumni chapters throughout Asia. Read more
Start an Evolution
UBC was proud to launch its ambitious start an evolution campaign on December 13, 2011 in Hong Kong with 250 alumni donors and friends from across Asia. UBC is seeking to raise $1.5 billion dollars and double active alumni engagement by 2015. Just as the Asia region plays an important role in UBC’s international plan it is a vital market place for the campaign as we seek to raise our levels of support and increase the engagement of our alumni.