2018 marks the second year that 1,000 local grade 10 and 11 students will arrive on campus to Experience UBC for a day. While on campus they'll attend academic sessions, speak with students, faculty and staff, as well as get a sense of what student life is like on campus.
If you would like to volunteer at this event, contact Student Recruitment and Advising's Kate Lohr (firstname.lastname@example.org) before February 1.
New year, new you. Be stronger than your excuses.
Start the year off right with a free test drive of any of on-campus fitness classes at the Hangar all next week, January 8 to 13.
Discover something new or reconnect with a favourite activity. With a variety of classes and times, you can find the fitness options that work best for you and your schedule.
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is pleased to announce that for a week this month it will be hosting renowned scholar Marina Kriscautzky, professor of psycholinguistics and director of the Centre for Educational Technology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Prof. Kriscautzky will spend from January 13 to 20 at UBC Okanagan working with students and faculty. She will also be holding a public talk on January 16 at 2:30 p.m. in UNC 334.
A warm campus community welcome to Clint Sampson, Supply Management's newest procurement officer.
Located in ADM 006, Sampson brings extensive public procurement knowledge from his 11 years of experience working in supply management with The City of Calgary and most recently, one year with the City of Kelowna.
As part of building its Healthy Housing Strategy, the City of Kelowna is asking residents to share their housing experiences. An online housing survey at getinvolved.kelowna.ca asks about the state of housing in Kelowna and its priorities for the future.
UBC hosts gala evening of art, anticipation and entertainment
Unique variety of artwork available at Art on the Line
Each year the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies in association with the Visual Arts Course Union hosts Art on the Line. The fundraiser and gala event celebrates the work of local artists in a lively, auction-style evening.
UBC researchers (from left to right) Abby Yang, Associate Professor Adam Wei, Krysta Giles-Hansen and Qiang Li discuss the role forest vegetation plays while monitoring water resources.
Forests are the key to fresh water
UBC research shows both forest vegetation and climate change have an impact on water supply
Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and natural ecosystems, but Barber School researchers have discovered that changes to ground vegetation can have as much of an impact on global water resources as climate change.
UBC prof points to a potential aid in combating the opioid crisis
Kratom may be valuable tool in addressing epidemic
As the opioid crisis in Canada reaches alarming new heights, claiming the lives of 2,800 Canadians in 2016, new research suggests that the controversial psychoactive plant kratom could help provide the relief patients, clinicians, and policymakers are looking for.
BC's Interior universities join forces to take research to a new level
Students at British Columbia's three Interior universities will benefit from enhanced research opportunities and increased mobility, thanks to a newly signed agreement that will be a game changer for higher education in the region.
Combining technical civil and environmental engineering
Assistant Professor of Engineering Kerry Black's research incorporates civil and environmental engineering principles and research with policy and socio-economic components -- focusing on sustainable infrastructure for healthy and resilient communities.