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.  

Friedman Foundation donates $3.3 million for health scholarships

Constance and Sydney Friedman dedicated their professional lives to UBC and now their legacy of generosity will live on with a $3.3-million donation to fund scholarships for students studying in the broad area of health. The Friedmans were the first appointments to UBC’s brand new Faculty of Medicine in 1950, teaching the first graduating class of […]

Professor Stephen Toope nominated as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

UBC’s congratulates former UBC president Professor Stephen Toope on his nomination as the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Professor Toope was UBC’s 12th President and Vice-Chancellor from 2006 to 2014. He was awarded the university’s highest honour, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa in May 2015 in recognition of his outstanding leadership, scholarship and […]

UBC to house Western Canada’s first residential school history centre

  The University of British Columbia formally announced the construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSC). This $5.5-million building in the heart of campus will recognize the history and experiences of residential school survivors, and memorialize the thousands of indigenous children who died while in attendance. “While we are thankful for […]