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Diamond Foundation donates $1M to support Jewish studies at UBC

The Diamond Foundation, a Vancouver philanthropic leader supporting everything from arts, healthcare and education has made a generous $1M gift to augment the Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics at UBC. Dr. Gregg E. Gardner is the current Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics, and his research has focused on the history of […]

UBC doubles student fundraising target to help realize more student potential

$100 million Blue & Gold Campaign for Students goal reached ahead of schedule, raised to $200 million UBC has today announced the extension of its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, doubling the target to $200-million by 2022. In November 2017, UBC set an ambitious fundraising target of $100-million in three years to ensure more […]

Putting Canada at the forefront of precision medicine

A foundational relationship Dr. Sriram Subramaniam first met Dr. Gobind Khorana at MIT in 1987 where he joined Khorana ‘s team as a post-doctorate researcher studying the proteins involved in light absorption. Khorana was already a Nobel Laureate, having won the prize in 1968 with two colleagues ‘for their interpretation of the genetic code and […]

First-of-its-kind Imaging Facility to Accelerate Brain Research at UBC

A new multimillion-dollar brain research facility at the UBC Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) is now a reality. The ribbon was cut today on the Charles E. Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite a first-of-its-kind facility that will drive critical advancements in neurodegenerative diseases that include Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. “What we will accomplish in this […]

Vard $1.5 million gift advances marine engineering research and learning at UBC

The University of British Columbia has received a $1.5 million donation that is expected to advance naval architecture and marine engineering education and promote innovative technologies in Canada’s shipbuilding industry. The gift, from Vard Marine Inc. and Vard Electro Canada Inc., will fund the creation of a Marine Systems Initiative, with the funds administered over […]

New funding extends impact of UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research

A renewed investment of $1.36 million over five years from the B.C. government and BCLC will allow the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to continue its research to reduce harms related to gambling. “The B.C. Government supports UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research as it does important work on player safety and responsible gambling,” said […]

UBC Okanagan hosts first-ever Giving Day

It’s a marathon of a different kind. And one that will benefit students at UBC’s Okanagan campus for years to come. This Wednesday, UBC Okanagan will hold its first-ever Giving Day—a 24-hour giving challenge where the community is being encouraged to raise funds to improve on-campus student experiences. “Giving Days are popular at universities in […]

Dentists and students to learn together at UBC clinic made possible by $1.8M donation

A $1.8-million donation to the University of British Columbia’s faculty of dentistry has created a state-of-the-art clinic on the Vancouver campus that will allow dentists and students to study and practice advanced techniques together. The Patterson Dental Learning Centre takes its name from donor Patterson Dental, one of Canada’s leading distributors of professional dental equipment […]

Rogers and UBC ink multi-year agreement to build 5G Hub in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C. (September 20, 2018) – Rogers and the University of British Columbia (UBC) today announced a three year, multi-million dollar partnership deal to build a real-world 5G Hub on the UBC campus that will be a testbed and blueprint for 5G innovation in Canada. Rogers will deploy 5G-ready network equipment and infrastructure at UBC […]

Students at the University of British Columbia receive Canada’s largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship

Universities announce their 2018 Schulich Leaders, each winning $100,000 or $80,000 for undergraduate study. Emily Cross, Ronin Cunningham, Rebecca Lim and Mateo Pekic have been named the University of British Columbia’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. This year, out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of […]

UBC Sauder’s Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics names inaugural Academic Director

  Professor Katherine White, an international thought leader in research related to ethical, prosocial and sustainable consumers behaviours, has been appointed Academic Director of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics at the UBC Sauder School of Business. White is a professor of Marketing and Behavioural Science at UBC Sauder, where she joined the […]

Grad students get new scholarships to help build the best B.C.

Font: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018AEST0102-001466  Students in graduate-level degree programs at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be able to focus more intently on research and innovation because of a $6-million scholarship fund that will also help recruit and retain the province’s brightest minds. “Graduate students at UBC are pushing the boundaries of research, while improving the quality […]