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Students at the University of British Columbia receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Universities announce their 2017 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners Ali Janjiana, Gibson Clark, Miranda Andersen and Andrew Tong have been named the University of British Columbia’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships. Created in 2011 by Canadian business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, this annual scholarship program encourages promising high school graduates to embrace STEM […]

$6-million donation creates largest ever endowed scholarship at UBC

  The University of British Columbia has created its largest ever endowed scholarship, thanks to a $6-million donation from the Constance Livingstone Friedman and Sydney Friedman Foundation. The foundation’s most recent donation more than triples the size of the endowment for the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health, which provides opportunities for graduate and medical […]

Lindsay Gordon reappointed as Chancellor of UBC

I am pleased to announce that the UBC Board of Governors has unanimously accepted the recommendation of the alumni UBC Board of Directors to reappoint Mr. Lindsay Gordon to a second three-year term as Chancellor of The University of British Columbia, effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Gordon has been UBC Chancellor since July 2014. He […]

Reconciliation Pole installed on UBC Vancouver campus

PHOTOS: Click here Thousands of copper nails are important markers on a carved pole that was installed on UBC’s Vancouver campus this April 1. The nails represent thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools, hammered one by one by residential school survivors, affected families, school children and others. Officially known as Reconciliation Pole, the […]

FNHA and UBC establish chair to prevent cancer and improve wellbeing

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the University of British Columbia have created a faculty position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and overall wellness among First Nations and Indigenous people. The chair will focus on the impact of cancer on the health and wellness journey of First Nations and their families. It will take […]

Scotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC

  UBC is poised to accelerate cybersecurity and financial risk research in Canada and beyond, thanks to a $2-million donation from Scotiabank. Over the next five years, the Scotiabank Cybersecurity and Risk Analytics Initiative will support research and educational initiatives, including internships, speaker series, engagement activities like “hackathons,” and other collaborative events to advance our […]

Universities establish joint centre to use data for social good in Cascadia region

In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative to use data to help cities and communities address challenges from traffic to homelessness. The largest industry-funded research partnership between UBC and the UW, the collaborative will bring faculty, […]

UBC’s Next Century

Professor Santa J. Ono At the University of British Columbia, we have the privilege of being a globally renowned place of learning and research, based in the culturally and geographically diverse province of British Columbia. As our university enters its next century, we have an opportunity to pursue our aspirations through a new strategic plan, […]

Happy New Year | 2017 | Year of the Rooster

  Wishing you a new year filled with peace, prosperity and good health.   Learn more about how we’re celebrating at UBC: Lunar New Year events at UBC Read below for events at UBC and in the community. Lunar New Year Celebration – Department of Asian Studies Join the Department of Asian Studies are hosting […]

Alumni donate $2 million to support UBC startups

Thanks to two $1-million contributions from alumni Greg Peet and Glenn Walsh, University of British Columbia ventures now have access to additional early-stage seed capital to help build their businesses. Peet, a UBC Sauder School of Business alumnus and technology entrepreneur, gave $1 million to a seed fund run by entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC), equalling a $1-million […]

UBC’s Museum of Anthropology receives $10.5 million in Indigenous art and infrastructure funding

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia will be home to a significant collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks and a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Doggone Foundation and the Government of Canada. The anonymous donation of more than 200 […]

Moving UBC from Excellence to Eminence

UBC President and Vice Chancellor, Professor Santa J. Ono shares a video message with alumni.