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Response to Fifth Estate Program

As many of you know, UBC is featured in the Fifth Estate program about sexual assault and harassment on university campuses. We admire the courage of the women who came forward to bring attention to this crucial issue.

Dr. Martha C. Piper’s statement on the attacks in France & Lebanon

Dr. Martha C. Piper’s statement on the attacks in France & Lebanon

To All Members of the UBC Community: Yesterday we witnessed another in the series of bombings, shootings, and mutilations that have recently targeted people around the world for their values and beliefs. The killings in Paris were especially terrible in the toll they took of young people who were gunned down at six different sites […]

Thank you to the search committee for the Vice President, External Relations & Communications

On behalf of the Board of Governors and the UBC community, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the search committee for the new VP, External Relations & Communications. The committee comprised: Louise Cowin, Vice President, Students Adriaan de Jager, Executive Director, Government and Corporate Relations David Gillen, Professor of […]

Joint statement from UBC and UBC Faculty Association

Aug. 25, 2015 After collegial and congenial discussions, today the University of British Columbia, represented by Acting President Angela Redish, and the UBC Faculty Association, represented by President Mark MacLean, have agreed to a process to review the concerns raised by the Faculty Association in their letter of August 18, 2015. The parties have agreed […]

UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment

UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment

A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada—the largest government investment in a single UBC research program—will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.

Connected by Commitment 2014-2015 Annual Report

Connected by Commitment 2014-2015 Annual Report

I am pleased to share the University of British Columbia’s Connected by Commitment 2014-2015 Annual Report.

HIV/AIDS: The work is far from finished

HIV/AIDS: The work is far from finished

UBC and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) will welcome more than 6,000 of the world’s leading HIV/AIDS experts to Vancouver next week for the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention.

UBC athletes participating in the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

UBC athletes participating in the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

A Canadian record holder, field hockey siblings and one of the country’s top young swimmers are among the UBC Thunderbird athletes who will participate in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

Vancouver Sun: B.C. shows fastest growth attracting university research dollars

Vancouver Sun: B.C. shows fastest growth attracting university research dollars

B.C.’s research universities are showing the fastest growth in the country in federal research funding and are now second only to Quebec in per capita funding, the Research Universities Council of British Columbia has found.

VANCOUVER, BC_June 26_2015: Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, tours a lab in the Brimacombe Building at UBC Friday morning, followed by a press conference to outline the importance of CERC.  (Photo by Kim Stallknecht)

Renowned quantum physicist joins UBC from Harvard as new Canada Excellence Research Chair

Prof. Gupta attended the announcement of quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman joining UBC as its newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC). She joins a team of leading-edge quantum matter researchers at UBC, building a critical mass of expertise in this emerging field.

Renowned quantum physicist joins UBC from Harvard as new Canada Excellence Research Chair

Renowned quantum physicist joins UBC from Harvard as new Canada Excellence Research Chair

UBC welcomed quantum physicist Jennifer Hoffman today as its newest Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC).

Health and sustainability promotion top priorities in Okanagan Charter

Health and sustainability promotion top priorities in Okanagan Charter

A new international charter was signed today by universities and colleges from around the world committed to bringing health promotion and sustainability into all their policies and practices.

UBC scientists receive nearly $33M in NSERC funding

UBC scientists receive nearly $33M in NSERC funding

Scientists across an array of faculties at UBC will receive a combined total of $32.7 million in grants, fellowships and scholarships, NSERC announced today.

Photo credit: City of Surrey

Meeting with Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner

Today UBC President Arvind Gupta and Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner met to discuss transit, the regional economy, the Innovation Boulevard initiative and ways UBC can strengthen our connection with communities across the province.

UBC Rowing Legend Enters Hall of Fame

UBC Rowing Legend Enters Hall of Fame

Frank Read inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

UBC Hosts First Canada-Mexico Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research

UBC Hosts First Canada-Mexico Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research

“I’m proud that UBC is partnering on this initiative and we are committed to acting as a catalyst for spurring greater Canada-Mexico engagement,” said UBC President Arvind Gupta.

UBC researcher gets grant to study link between pot, HIV/AIDS

UBC researcher gets grant to study link between pot, HIV/AIDS

Medical cannabis company donates $1 million to explore plant’s healing potential.

UBC celebrates last graduating class of its first century

UBC celebrates last graduating class of its first century

Nearly 10,000 degrees conferred at graduation ceremonies in Vancouver and Kelowna.

2015 Spring Graduation Speech

2015 Spring Graduation Speech

Read Professor Gupta’s Spring Graduation speech.

Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of aboriginal health providers

Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of aboriginal health providers

UBC has received two $1-million donations to grow the number of aboriginal doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals.

UBC awarded $20M in funding for research infrastructure

UBC awarded $20M in funding for research infrastructure

UBC received over $20 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to enhance current research facilities with new equipment.

President Gupta Speaks With UBC Communicators Network

President Gupta Speaks With UBC Communicators Network

On May 28, 2015, Professor Arvind Gupta spoke with communications staff about his vision and asked the group for ideas on how to promote effective two-way communication at UBC.

UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule

UBC Aboriginal MD program meets goal five years ahead of schedule

Long before the training wheels on her first bicycle were removed, Lee-Anna Huisman had her sights set on the road ahead.

UBC’s Centennial

UBC’s Centennial

The official launch of UBC’s Centennial, combined with the opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, will take place on September 30, 2015 – 100 years to the day since we welcomed our first class of 379 students.

President’s Academic Advisory Committee

President’s Academic Advisory Committee

The Academic Advisory Committee engages distinguished faculty in conversation and debate about topics key to the research and learning mission of UBC.

President Arvind Gupta’s Hot Lunch address to staff in Vancouver

President Arvind Gupta’s Hot Lunch address to staff in Vancouver

On April 29, UBC’s President attended a sold-out Staff Hot Lunch event at St. John’s College.

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State of the art baseball training facility coming to UBC

A state of the art training facility will soon be a reality for the UBC Thunderbirds baseball program and players across the Lower Mainland, thanks to an anonymous $3.5 million donation.

Prof. Anne Gorsuch, Deputy to the President: University Affairs.

Prof. Anne Gorsuch, Deputy to the President: University Affairs.

Prof. Anne Gorsuch serves as Deputy to the President: University Affairs. She provides high-level strategic support and advice for the President, working closely with other senior administrators, deans, faculty, and students to support the development and implementation of academic strategy. She also facilitates communication between UBC Faculties, Departments and the President’s Office. Prof. Gorsuch is committed to […]

UBC welcomes federal budget initiatives for research universities

UBC welcomes federal budget initiatives for research universities

The federal budget introduced today includes a range of initiatives that will benefit Canada’s post-secondary sector and research institutions.

Interview with the Ubyssey

Interview with the Ubyssey

The Ubyssey sat down with UBC president Arvind Gupta as he nears the end of his first year in office.

Vancouver Sun Op-Ed: A New Era of Engagement in China

Vancouver Sun Op-Ed: A New Era of Engagement in China

Upon returning from China, UBC President Arvind Gupta writes about the nation’s unprecedented level of meaningful two-way engagement.

Thank you to VP Finance Search Committee

On behalf of the Board of Governors and the UBC community, I would like to thank the members of our Search Committee for the Vice President of Finance role.  The committee has completed a rigorous recruitment and selection process for this vitally important role.  Here are the members: •    Joaquin Acevedo, UBC Student (Vancouver) •   […]

UBC receives $23 million for 23 Canada Research Chairs

UBC receives $23 million for 23 Canada Research Chairs

University of British Columbia research received a $23.2 million boost in support of 23 Canada Research Chairs working in medicine, psychology, engineering, biology and more.

Signing an MOU with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

UBC and Chinese universities sign landmark agreements on research, joint degrees and student exchange

The University of British Columbia has signed an unprecedented number of partnerships with leading Chinese universities that are expected to pave the way for greater academic and cultural exchange between Canada and China.

Pictures: UBC President’s Delegation to China
UBC Arts on Air Interview

UBC Arts on Air Interview

Ira Nadel and UBC Arts On Air producers met with Arvind Gupta in February.

UBC applauds federal funding for thirty meter telescope

UBC applauds federal funding for thirty meter telescope

The Thirty Meter Telescope will be the most advanced and powerful telescope on Earth.

UBC and Chongqing Municipality pledge $1.1 million for student exchange

UBC and Chongqing Municipality pledge $1.1 million for student exchange

The program will support graduate and undergraduate students in pursuing short-term research or studies at UBC or in Chongqing universities.

UBC Student Leader Recognition Event

UBC Student Leader Recognition Event

UBC President Arvind Gupta thanked UBC student leaders for their service to the University

“your evolution” Finalists Revealed

“your evolution” Finalists Revealed

Public encouraged to vote on projects making a positive change in the world

Vancouver Sun: UBC president heads to China

Vancouver Sun: UBC president heads to China

Arvind Gupta looks to attract international students, but also to build partnerships, discuss social issues

UBC and Indian government commit nearly $2M to support new science and engineering scholarships

UBC and Indian government commit nearly $2M to support new science and engineering scholarships

The Indian government has committed $1.92 million to support PhD students in science and engineering research programs at the University of British Columbia.

Transit expansion needed to ensure campus access and boost region’s innovation economy

Transit expansion needed to ensure campus access and boost region’s innovation economy

The presidents of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University are saying “yes” in the coming transportation and transit funding plebiscite.

UBC Engineering enrolls record number of women in 2014

UBC Engineering enrolls record number of women in 2014

The number of women registered in first-year engineering undergraduate programs at UBC is on the rise, up 61 per cent since 2010.

Podcast: In Depth with Arvind Gupta on UBC’s second century

Podcast: In Depth with Arvind Gupta on UBC’s second century

An in depth interview with Ian Austin from the Province Newspaper. UBC president Arvind Gupta discusses UBC’s second century.

2015 ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast

2015 ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast

On February 24, 2015, Prof. Gupta spoke at the sold out ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast.

Lunar New Year Luncheon 2015

Lunar New Year Luncheon 2015

In anticipation of the coming year of the sheep, Professor Gupta and other members of the UBC community attended the annual event.

UBC and University of Copenhagen share international professorship

UBC and University of Copenhagen share international professorship

A $1.9M donation from a Danish foundation will fund a joint professorship for pharmaceutical research at UBC and the University of Copenhagen.

Alumni UBC project supports those making a difference

Alumni UBC project supports those making a difference

alumni UBC is calling on members of the UBC community who are making a positive change in the world to tell their stories as part of its “your evolution” program.

$1 million in new scholarships for UBC athletes

$1 million in new scholarships for UBC athletes

BC graduate and noted philanthropist Ken Woods has donated $1 million to establish a scholarship for gifted athletes.

President’s Message to the UBC Community on Respectful Debate

President’s Message to the UBC Community on Respectful Debate

Prof. Arvind Gupta articulates UBC’s standpoint on the free, respectful expression of ideas.

UBC receives $1.7 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation

UBC receives $1.7 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation

Fourteen projects at the University of British Columbia have received a combined $1.7 million in federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Peter A. Allard, Q.C., donates $30M to UBC Faculty of Law

Peter A. Allard, Q.C., donates $30M to UBC Faculty of Law

Largest gift ever to a Canadian law school, with UBC Law to be renamed in his honour

President’s Twitter Town Hall

President’s Twitter Town Hall

The recap of Professor Gupta’s Jan. 29 Twitter Town Hall.

2015 President’s Awards for Staff: Call for Nominations

2015 President’s Awards for Staff: Call for Nominations

Nominate outstanding UBC staff for the President’s Service Awards for Excellence & President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus) Learn more.

Student Leadership Conference

Student Leadership Conference

UBC President Arvind Gupta spoke to 1,200 students today at the Student Leadership Conference, one of Canada’s largest student-run conferences. Read his speech.

The University of the 21st Century: A Catalyst for Creativity and Innovation.

The University of the 21st Century: A Catalyst for Creativity and Innovation.

Watch UBC President Arvind Gupta give a talk in a special Green College lecture series on Ideas of the University in the Early 21st Century.

Love, Data and the Economics of Happily Ever After

Love, Data and the Economics of Happily Ever After

What happens when a seasoned journalist meets up with a professor of economics to talk about sex, money and marriage? A conversation you never want to end.

Study Looks to Repurpose Cancer Drug for Alzheimer’s

Study Looks to Repurpose Cancer Drug for Alzheimer’s

UBC-led research will examine whether it can slow disease’s progression

Canadian Business Magazine Interview

Canadian Business Magazine Interview

UBC president Arvind Gupta on academic innovation

Training the Next Generation of Indigenous Healthcare Staff
Synapse of Discovery

Synapse of Discovery

Discover how UBC’s new brain centre connects clinical care with research to find cures for brain disease.

UBCO TV From Here Special – Arvind Gupta

UBCO TV From Here Special – Arvind Gupta

UBC’s thirteenth President and Vice-Chancellor Arvind Gupta sits down to talk about the Okanagan campus