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UBC joins with leading BC medical research and public health organizations to form BC COVID-19 Combat Collective

The University of British Columbia is proud to stand alongside the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health, BC Cancer Foundation and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation as part of the BC COVID-19 Combat Collective. It represents an assembly of the province’s leaders in medical research and public health to save the lives of our most vulnerable […]

Donor-funded law clinic at UBC takes extraordinary steps to continue supporting Indigenous communities during outbreak

COVID-19 threatened to end the most valuable work experience 10 law students have ever had. The students from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC had spent more than two months from January to March doing legal work for clients at the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, gaining practical experience […]

Investment offers hope for kids with epilepsy linked to gene mutations

With a generous gift from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, the UBC Faculty of Medicine has uncovered more gene mutations responsible for epilepsy in children who don’t respond to traditional therapies. The study, led by Professor of Medical Genetics Matt Farrer in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, will help neurologists provide earlier, more precise […]

Whistler’s Gibbons family creates UBC student award to honour late mother

$500,000 gift will be matched by UBC, to create new entrance awards for UBC students Thanks to a generous gift from Richard (Dick) and Colleen Gibbons of Whistler, BC, a new Centennial Scholars Award has been established at the University of British Columbia (UBC), to honour Dick’s late Mother, Mary, who was primarily responsible for […]

UBC remembers Dr. Robert H. Lee, CM, OBC

On behalf of the entire UBC Development and Alumni Engagement team, I am deeply saddened to announce that Dr. Robert H. Lee, CM, OBC, passed away on February 19, 2020. Bob was, without question, one of UBC’s most dedicated and passionate alumni, and his many contributions to the UBC and Vancouver communities, to British Columbia […]

Schulich Leader Scholarships doubles in size – with up to $900,000 being made available for UBC STEM students

Canada’s largest scholarship program doubles in size, as visionary philanthropist increases his investment in Canada’s future to $200 million. Seymour Schulich, a leading Canadian businessman and philanthropist, has deepened his investment to $200 million to keep Canada at the forefront of the knowledge-based economy. Schulich Leader Scholarships are now doubling from 50 to 100 annual […]

A Brighter Future for Mental Health Research

Mental health research at UBC has received a significant boost for young investigators to build greater capacity for innovative, translational research in mental health. This was made possible thanks to the commitment of Sunny and Stewart Marshall to the Faculty of Medicine’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to create the Marshall Scholars and Fellows Awards […]

Doctors of BC announces winner of inaugural Doctors of BC Presidential Scholars Award

In recognition of his academic excellence, hundreds of hours spent volunteering in his community, and a desire to make a real difference in health care, Ajay Grewal was recently announced as the inaugural winner of the Doctors of BC Presidential Scholars Award in Medicine. A first of its kind in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, this […]

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

Universities announce their 2019 Schulich Leaders, each winning $100,000 or $80,000 for undergraduate study. Helen Zhang, Lauren Moody, Mateo Pekic, Nika Martinussen and Aidan Mundle have been named the University of British Columbia’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. This year, out of a pool of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 […]

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 […]