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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 […]

Winners of Friedman Award for Scholars in Health announced

  Nine graduate students doing research in the field of health have received this year’s Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Winners range from a variety of programs, including English, Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry and Public Health. The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the […]

New home for sports medicine and exercise science opens at UBC

Exploring the benefits of exercise, improving athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries is the focus of a new building that officially opened on March 15, 2018 at the University of British Columbia. The Chan Gunn Pavilion, a new facility for the UBC faculty of medicine, will house physicians and physical therapists who treat about 3,500 […]

UBC celebrates Stewart and Marilyn Blusson and a major expansion of quantum materials labs

Thanks to the generosity of two of UBC’s most prominent donors, the University’s world-class quantum physicists have a new home for their groundbreaking research. On July 4, UBC honoured Stewart and Marilyn Blusson for their support of a major expansion to the Vancouver campus’s Brimacombe Building, home of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. The […]

UBC appoints Heather McCaw, vice-president, development and alumni engagement

Heather McCaw brings 30 years of experience in fundraising and strategic business partnerships to her new role as UBC’s vice-president, development and alumni engagement. UBC’s Board of Governors approved her appointment for a five-year term beginning in fall 2018. “UBC is delighted to welcome a leader with such a strong track record of fundraising, engaging […]

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology receives Northwest Coast art collection worth $1.1M

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is now home to a diverse new collection of Northwest Coast art, including early works by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid, thanks to a generous gift from late Calgary philanthropist Margaret Perkins Hess. Hess—known to her friends and loved ones as “Marmie”—was a long-time art collector who especially […]

UBC Alumnus Donation Enables Salmon Creek Restoration in Pacific Spirit Regional Park

One of the last remaining urban creeks on the Burrard Peninsula has been restored to a more fish-friendly habitat, thanks to a donation from a UBC alumnus and a collaborative effort between Metro Vancouver, Musqueam Indian Band, UBC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and community organizations. Metro Vancouver’s vision to revitalize the creek, located in the […]

‘Mr. UBC’ wins CCAE Friend of Education Award

Esteemed philanthropist, visionary and beloved community leader Robert (Bob) H. Lee, CM, OBC, is one of UBC’s most exemplary alumni.  Bob has dedicated much of his life, expertise and resources to building a brighter future for British Columbians and Canadians, and he embodies the mission of UBC and its vision for its alumni.  He is […]

Healthy aging research at UBC expands with $24-million gift

  A $24-million donation to the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine will expand research aimed at helping people live longer and enjoy a better quality of life in their later years. The donation, from businessman, philanthropist and UBC alumnus Edwin S.H. Leong, is the largest gift that UBC’s medical school has ever received […]