UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 8 | Aug. 23, 2012
They’ve been planning it for months. Staff and student volunteers organize Canada’s largest one-day orientations, called Imagine and Create, plus activities for international students (Jump Start), and residence life. But support for university life goes well beyond the first day. Here are a few staff who work year round to support students.
Nearly 1,300 new international and Aboriginal students benefit from two-weeks of orientation and a year of personalized support.
New pedestrian pathways, water features, courtyards, gardens and lighting are part of a 15-year, $45 million plan to improve outdoor public spaces
The BIG trend is unstoppably mobile. And coming soon to a campus near you—the mobile-enabled university.
Lab animals present a new field for animal welfare studies
Prof. Galit Sarfaty studies why some organizations devoted to good causes sometimes drop the ball on human rights.
Claudie Diaz was part of the Academic English Support (AES) pilot program, which helps close the language gap for students who have a different mother tongue.
Prof. Darlene Johnston teaches Aboriginal Rights and Treaties. UBC is one of the first Canadian law schools to make it a requirement for graduation.
Kristina Michaux worked in Rwanda as part of a new international nutrition major, one of two new programs in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
Second-year Tbird Andrew Darcovich is helping lead a campaign to help end violence against women. The football squad is partnering with the BC Lions.
UBC Athletics & Recreation asked sustainability researchers to measure the environmental footprint of its facilities and programs.