bolstering EDI, supporting students and furthering UBC Excellence.
The university's budget for 2021/22 has been approved. Spending priorities for the year ahead will support the ongoing recovery from COVID-19, further UBC’s impact through key priorities, and continue to support excellence in teaching, learning, and research.
April 26: Black underrepresentation in medicine and community health
The next webinar in the Where are all the Black People? Underrepresentation in the Academy series features Dr. Alexandra Bastiany, cardiologist with Thunder Bay Regional Health Centre, and Dr. Mojola Omole, surgical oncologist and physician with Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
They will share their experience and expertise as they discuss the issues of black underrepresentation in medicine and community health.
Provide your feedback: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Innovation (ICI) building
Online consultation launches April 28
UBC is developing a new four-storey, 13,564 m2 (146,000 sq. ft.) interdisciplinary academic facility on Alumni Avenue, south of the Engineering Management and Education building. The ICI building will contain teaching, research, office, community and engagement space, including 100-seat and 200-seat lecture theatres.
Spring is a great time to lace up your runners and get outside for the first virtual Run with Rec of the season. Choose your distance, your starting line, and complete this run on your own time.
Faculty and staff can also learn to run with Rachel starting on May 4. This virtual training program will get you safely ready to complete your first 5 km race.
Respect, sincerity and responsibility: Land acknowledgement @ UBC
UBC is committed to mending, creating and sustaining good relationships with Indigenous peoples, in particular the people on whose unceded, traditional and ancestral lands our campuses are situated on.
Learn how to acknowledge Indigenous lands and their history in a meaningful way through the new self-paced workshop for UBC faculty and staff.
Task Force on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence convened
The Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force has convened for an intense period of work between March and July 2021.
The task force was created as part of the response to the institutional commitment to build a more inclusive university community. It has broad representation from both campuses, and is co-chaired by UBCO's Dr. Shirley Chau and UBCV's Dr. Handel Kashope Wright.
April 27: Piloting a concurrent hybrid model within a professional graduate program
Online Course Design Series
In response to student feedback amidst the transition to online learning, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program organizers approached learning design in creative ways. At this session learn from their lessons, discuss, ask questions and share ideas.
As part of UBCO IT’s ongoing hardware refresh initiatives, the departmental shared drive (K: drive) will be migrated to new hardware.
No action is required for this update, although after the migration employees will need to reboot their personal or office computers.
May 25: Virtually (Im)Possible Leadership Program
This learning opportunity enhances awareness around how leaders present themselves in volatile, complex and ambiguous environments, and what they need to do differently to lead themselves, their teams and organizations.
UBCO postdoctoral research fellow Chinchu Cherian, along with Associate Professor Sumi Siddiqua, examines a road-building material created partly with recycled wood ash.
School of Engineering researchers find a new use for waste
Pulp mill waste hits the road instead of the landfill
Waste materials from the pulp and paper industry have long been seen as possible fillers for building products like cement, but for years these materials have ended up in the landfill. Now, researchers in the School of Engineering are developing guidelines to use this waste for road construction in an environmentally friendly manner.
Occupants in a vehicle, especially pregnant women, are subjected to relatively large forces suddenly and over a short period when a vehicle accelerates over a speedbump
UBCO engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps
The slower the better while driving over them, says researcher
Slow down. Baby on board.
So says School of Engineering researcher Dr. Hadi Mohammadi. His new research, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger for pregnant women and their fetuses.