Margo Tamez, third from right, walks along the Texas-Mexico border wall near the community of El Calaboz, with Lipan Apache elders, law students of the University of Texas Law Human Rights Clinic, and documentarians. Photo by Clemente Guzman
UBC professor named observer for UN session to end racism
Margo Tamez's research into Aboriginal rights includes Texas treaty claims
A UBC researcher has been named an official observer by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 85th Session in Geneva, Switzerland, next month.
Imperial College London Provost James Stirling congratulates Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard following signing of a collaboration agreement between the institutions.
UBC signs collaboration accord with Imperial College London
An agreement signed with Imperial College London is an integral part of UBC's innovation agenda, Deborah Buszard, deputy-vice-chancellor and principal, said during the final stop of a European tour to foster deeper relationships with top institutions of higher learning.
Roger Sugden, Dean, Faculty of Management; Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC's Okanagan campus; Mari Jose Aranguren, General Director, Orkestra and Ibon Gil de San Vicente, Deputy General Director, Orkestra.
UBC signs MOU with Basque Institute of Competitiveness – Orkestra
UBC has signed the first of several memoranda of understanding with key European institutions for increased collaboration in research, visits by faculty and students and the sharing of information and scientific materials.
The first agreement with the Basque Institute of Competitiveness – Orkestra was signed by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard and Dean of the Faculty of Management Roger Sugden on behalf of UBC.
Students doing yoga with local athletes going to the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in Vancouver.
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UBC students train athletes for the Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games but say the benefits go both ways
As a third-year nursing student and captain of the Heat women's cross-country running team, Trisha Metro has a lot on her plate.
So when she volunteered to train athletes for this summer's Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at UBC's Vancouver campus, she admits there were moments when she felt overwhelmed. That feeling, however, never lasted long.
Anthropology class launches fundraiser for Tanzanian school
Wapi choo - that's kiSwahili for "where's the washroom?"
For children at the Moivaro Primary School in Tanzania, this question is not an academic one. Moivaro will be shut down unless the school can build new washrooms to replace the existing ones which are unclean and dangerous.
UBC students help send Ghana folktales to print for the very first time
Team of teacher candidates helps Ghana folktales come to life in print
Education students Jessica Bens, Holly Corbett, Meghan Epp, Alisha Hoy, Dorothy Marcy, Stephen MacInnis and Sara Pereira, worked with junior high school students in Ghana to choose, illustrate, and write the folklore for seven storybooks -- committing traditional stories to print for the very first time.
The Yellow Schoolhouse Exhibition will be located in the newly renovated primary school at 5864 Beach Avenue, in Peachland. Photo by Christopher Byrd
Yellow Schoolhouse exhibition opens in Peachland
Peachland residents and visitors are invited to the Yellow Schoolhouse Exhibition at the new Peachland Community Arts Council gallery in the primary school in Peachland. The exhibition is open until August 11.
Experts featured in Summer Institute in Education speaker series
UBC Faculty of Education explores learning innovations with visiting scholars
The Faculty of Education is bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students to learn and talk about innovations in teaching and learning in the eighth annual SMARTinEducation Summer Institute in Education.
International Development Director of KEDGE Business School, Prof. Jacques-Olivier Pesme, signs an agreement for future collaboration and cooperation with Deborah Buszard, witnessed by Roger Sugden.
UBC signs MOU with Bordeaux's KEDGE Business School
Institutions celebrate deeper ties, focus on regional economic development
UBC Deputy-Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard and Dean of Management Roger Sugden recently visited the newly opened facility at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France, to sign an agreement for increased partnerships with the distinguished institution.
UBC researcher wins top award for study that examines mining waste
Research paper wins Thomas C. Keefer Medal after 10 years in the making
It has been a long road for UBC researcher Craig Nichol to help devise a green solution to mitigate landscape contamination from mine tailings. A joint research paper on the subject, which for various reasons took more than a decade to complete, has won top national honours.
Faculty of Education celebrates 25 years of learning
Silver anniversary welcomes educators from across the province
It's something worth celebrating. Twenty five years ago, a teacher education program opened its doors at Okanagan College. And this summer, the Faculty of Education, at UBC's Okanagan campus, celebrates 25 years of providing teacher education in the Okanagan.
UBC signs mobility agreement with European and North American partners
UBC one of four Canadian universities to participate in EU-funded program
At a signing ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard officially made UBC a partner in Nova Domus, a European Union-funded program focussed on building international research connections between Europe and North America.
Creating sustainability and solving energy problems with optimization
Applied mathematician Claudia SagastizÁbal gives
public talk on July 23
Applied mathematician Claudia Sagastizábal, a leading international specialist in the area of optimization, arrives from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for three weeks to collaborate and network with researchers in mathematics and engineering.