Last privately held object from Captain Cook’s collection donated to UBC Museum of Anthropology

An object of global historical and cultural significance, received by explorer Captain James Cook from a Canadian First Nation during his final voyage (1776-1779), is being donated to the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) by a leading arts philanthropist. Recently purchased through a private dealer in New York, and valued at $1.2 […]

UBC Museum of Anthropology receives private ‘treasure’ of early Bill Reid works

  An important collection of early works by one of Canada’s best loved artists, Bill Reid, can be seen by the public for the first time thanks to a major donation to UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) from Vancouver’s Friedman family. The Haida artist created eleven intricate pieces of gold and silver jewellery over a […]

Film collection on B.C. environment to be preserved

  One of the largest private film collections in Canada, which provides a fascinating document of rural B.C., will be housed and preserved by UBC Library thanks to a generous donation from the Halleran family and the support of community partners including Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). The Halleran Collection, valued at $750,000, consists of about […]

Sauder School receives $2.2 million gift from Wayne Deans to support business education

  When news broke recently about changes of leadership at Research in Motion, fingers began to fly across Bloomberg terminal keyboards worldwide. The latest tech sector data was being scrutinized to decipher if the company’s stock will gain ground or continue in free fall. Where was this kind of real-time analysis and number crunching taking […]

Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust awards total $275,000

The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus has received three grants totalling $275,000 from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT). The awards include $150,000 for a three-year research project led by Susan Murch, Canada Research Chair in Natural Products Chemistry, to develop water efficiencies in Okanagan vineyards; $80,000 in bursaries for undergraduate medical students […]

UBC receives $2.2M from BMO for family business and dairy research education

  The University of British Columbia welcomes a $2.2 million donation from BMO Financial Group to support education and outreach for successful family business as well as innovative research and education to benefit dairy farms – most of them family-run. The Business Families Centre (BFC) at UBC’s Sauder School of Business is receiving $1.95 million […]

2011 Alumni Achievement Awards

  From groundbreaking medical research to far-reaching social advocacy efforts, our award recipients have impacted the lives of those around them through their leadership, discovery and commitment to improving our world. Hear their stories and help us celebrate their remarkable achievements. 2011 Recipients Lifetime Achievement Award – Nelly Auersperg, PhD ’68 Pioneering researcher in gynecological […]

UBC receives $1M from Bell for online youth mental health outreach and research

  UBC and Bell announced a $1M gift to establish the Bell Youth Mental Health IMPACT project. This initiative will enable researchers from the University of British Columbia to conduct mental health outreach to youth in need. The gift was announced today by Mary Deacon, Chair of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative, at […]

HSBC Bank Canada supports the next generation of female business leaders with $80,000 student award

  HSBC Bank Canada has announced a gift of $80,000 to support the advancement of women in business leadership through an award for female students at the Sauder School of Business. This generous scholarship will provide four students with two instalments of $10,000, one during their third year and one during their fourth year while […]

$2.5M gift from UBC alumni to create student engineering design centre

  The University of British Columbia opens today on its Vancouver campus the Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, which will boost collaboration and hands-on innovation among students from 11 engineering disciplines. The facility was made possible with a $2.5 million gift from UBC alumni Wayne and William White, twin brothers who graduated from […]

New buildings at UBC’s Okanagan campus ready for students

Classes, offices and living quarters incorporate sustainability features With new labs, classrooms, more learning and living space, engineering and medical students coming to class at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus will get their education in some of the newest, state-of-the-art classrooms on any post-secondary campus.   The Engineering Management Education Building The School […]

start an evolution: UBC launches Canada’s largest fundraising and alumni engagement campaign

The University of British Columbia has launched an ambitious $1.5 billion fundraising campaign with a twin goal of doubling the number of alumni engaged in the life of the university by 2015. In the planning years leading up to the campaign launch, the university raised $760 million towards the final goal. The number of alumni […]