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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 […]

UBC receives $4.9 million for global Buddhist academic network

The University of British Columbia will lead an international network of universities to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures, thanks to a $4.9-million donation from the China-based Liuzu Temple of Chan Buddhism. The donation funds the creation of the Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, an international partnership of […]

Harvard computer scientist recruited to UBC through federal research program

A top computer scientist and entrepreneur from Harvard University will join UBC next September, thanks to the federal government’s Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Harvard professor Margo Seltzer will join UBC as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems and the Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science in September 2018, a position that comes with […]

UBC announces $100-million fundraising campaign for students

UBC is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students in its 102-year history. The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students aims to raise $100 million over three years to give promising students access to a life-changing education. Regan Oey “Our students are our future and we want to attract the brightest to UBC, one […]

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 […]