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 […]

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, […]