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UBC bootcamp helps aspiring politicians shape up for government

Apr. 29, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC program will give aspiring politicians the training to thrive as future elected officials and handle the challenges of government life.

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'When I Walk' focuses on a young man living with multiple sclerosis.

Film produced by UBC student goes to Sundance

Jan. 9, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A UBC student who helped make The Corporation an international hit film has executive produced a powerful documentary that will premiere at next week’s Sundance Film Festival.

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Prof. Michael Devereux, Bank of Canada research fellow and inaugural director of UBC's Vancouver School of Economics.

UBC’s new Vancouver School of Economics to educate global economic policy leaders

Dec. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

An expansion of Canada’s top-ranked economics department will create the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a new global centre for research and learning on the world’s most pressing economic issues.

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Pierre Ouillet, Vice President Finance, Resources and Operations

Between a rock and a hard place: leaders discuss UBC budget realities

Dec. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

Vice President Finance Pierre Ouillet, Vice President Human Resources Lisa Castle and Vice Provost Angela Redish discuss how UBC is looking out of the box to find budget relief.

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UBC honours Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey, Michael Wingfield during Fall Congregation

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, more than 2,800 UBC undergraduate and graduate degrees from all 12 Vancouver faculties will be conferred. Honorary degrees will be presented to Paul Martin, Bramwell Tovey and Michael Wingfield.

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UBC gains two new Canada Excellence Research Chairs

Nov. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia will be home to two more Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC), valued at $20-million over seven years, in the areas of quantum materials and devices and digital media research and innovation.

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UBC receives $1M from Coast Capital Savings to propel social ventures

Sep. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

Social entrepreneurs will soon benefit from a $1 million contribution from Coast Capital Savings to the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. The funding, announced today, will establish the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub, a program supporting early stage ventures devoted to solving social and environmental problems using for-profit business models. [...]

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UBC partners with Vietnamese hospital to create $8M oral health research centre

Sep. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of British Columbia has received an in-kind gift of $8 million from the Ho Chi Minh City National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology to create an oral health research centre.

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UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov will lead a health clinic at the 2012 Paralympics.

THE DANGER OF PARALYMPIC BOOSTING

Aug. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , ,

UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov is investigating the dangerous practice of “boosting” at the 2012 Paralympics.

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