After two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013, hundreds of injured people were transported to nearby emergency departments, including Brigham-Women’s Hospital where UBC MD alumnus Dr. Ron Walls (BSc’75, MD’79) was leading the effort to save lives.
Dr. Walls joined Brigham-Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard University, in 1993 and expanded the emergency department more
Joban Bal found his passion in life through involvement in community service and volunteer work – something he was able to continue at UBC thanks to financial support from a donor-funded student award. His experiences have enabled him to bring together his passion and his future profession.
A beloved room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be transformed and upgraded thanks to a generous gift from Tony and Marissa Peña.
The Lillooet Room, part of the Chapman Learning Commons, has been re-named the Antonio and Marissa Peña Learning and Events Room. The space is used for workshops by UBC faculty, staff and students. The Peñas’ gift more
Both the women’s and men’s UBC golf teams had record-breaking starts to the 2018-19 season. Led by Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) Coach of the Year Chris MacDonald, the teams have kept the UBC Thunderbirds winning tradition alive and well by claiming the top spots at a remarkable eight tournaments so far this year.
The teams’ performances were backed up by strong more
Yves Tiberghien (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002), a Professor with the Department of Political Science at UBC, may look a little familiar. As a leader of UBC’s policy engagement in Asia, he’s often front and centre on our television screens to give his nuanced, expert insight into Canadian-Chinese affairs. It befits his roles as Director Emeritus with the Institute of Asian more
Jeff Holmes, a fourth-year student in the Food, Nutrition and Health program at UBC, hopes to use his education to help improve the nutritional health of underprivileged populations around the world, with support from the Jacob Biely and Blythe A. Eagles Prize in Nutrition.
Dominica Patterson was one of the first students to receive support through the Blue & Gold Bursary. Thanks to donors, instead of spending the February reading break working and paying off bills, she was able to travel to New York for a conference, where she made some potentially life-changing connections.
The positioning among leading contenders was neck and neck throughout UBC Okanagan’s first ever Giving Day on March 6 as generous alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and other donors gave to their favourite causes. Fortunately for the crew of the UBCO Motorsports Club, they weren’t hurtling toward the finish line on a race track; instead, they were engaged in friendly competition more