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Coursera founder joins professors at UBC to discuss open, online courses

May. 29, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed

Daphne Koller, one of the founders of Coursera, will come to UBC to join professors and senior administrators in a panel to share the University’s experience with its pilot Coursera courses and discuss the broader impact of MOOCs on teaching and learning.

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UBC Sailbots embark on journey to defend first place win

May. 24, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , , , , ,

The UBC Sailbots will be testing their two-metre, robotic masterpiece in preparation for the 2013 International Robotic Sailing Regatta this June.

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Weekend story ideas: Topical discussions, free tours & attractions, Rick Mercer – and more – for UBC Alumni Weekend!

May. 23, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed

On Saturday, May 25, media and the public are invited to join more than 4,000 alumni who will return to campus for UBC’s annual Alumni Weekend.

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UBC congregation ceremony at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Photo credit: Martin Dee

Graduation and honorary degree ceremonies begin

May. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC confers degrees on 6,600 graduating students and four honorary degree recipients at the Vancouver campus’ Spring Congregation, May 22-29.

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Vroum vroum – Test of metal for student engineered hovercrafts

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed

Mechanical engineering student teams put their hovercraft projects to the test in fast-paced competition

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UBC experts for B.C. election

Apr. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

From politics to pipelines, UBC experts are available to comment on the upcoming 2013 B.C. election campaign.

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The Odysseus is a single-passenger, four-wheeled fuel-efficient vehicle created by the UBC Supermilage team

Engineering students demo ultra fuel-efficient cars

Mar. 18, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The UBC Supermileage Team will demonstrate two cars in advance of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition for ultra energy-efficient vehicles

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Coding for a cause: UBC computer science students stage first community hackathon

Mar. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Fifty UBC Computer Science student volunteers partner with local non-profits this weekend to prototype software solutions at UBC’s inaugural Community Hackathon.

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Announcement of CIDA-UBC partnership to improve children’s health in developing country

Mar. 14, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Advisory, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: ,

Event:             CIDA-UBC partnership for children’s health Date:               Friday, March 15, 2013 Time:              10-11 a.m. Location:        Sherbrooke Lounge, Sherbrooke Centre, Royal Columbian Hospital Campus, 260 Sherbrooke Street, New Westminster, B.C. Map:      Parking:         Parking is available in lot next to Sherbrooke Centre (see attached map), in lot between Keary and Allen streets, [...]

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$30M partnership of Canadian, Indian institutions officially launched at UBC

Mar. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, University News

Media are invited to attend the official launch of the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability (IC-IMPACTS), a $30-million partnership among three Canadian universities and 11 leading institutions and state and industry partners in India to tackle urgent issues in both countries.

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