Posts Tagged ‘Education’

UBC study explores why students with learning disabilities excel in opera

May. 30, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Beats, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have launched a study to explore why learning-disabled students shine in the University’s demanding opera program. The study, called Libretti of Learning, will be presented at Congress, a national gathering of 7,000 researchers that begins June 1 in Victoria.

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A school in the Dadaab Refugee Camp. Photo credit: Rita Irwin

Teacher ed comes to the world’s largest refugee camp

Apr. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia will soon be offering teacher education programs in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, through a partnership that will increase access to education for resident children and youth.

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Academia is one of the most liberal occupations in the U.S., UBC Sociology Prof. Neil Gross says.

Turn left here

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Q and A with Prof. Neil Gross on universities and liberal thinking

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UBC President Stephen Toope

Stephen Toope to leave UBC presidency in June 2014

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , ,

Professor Stephen Toope, the 12th president of the University of British Columbia, will leave on June 30, 2014 to pursue academic and professional interests in international law and international relations, UBC Board of Governors Chair Bill Levine announced today.

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Hannah Schreier

Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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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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Participants in the Veterans Transition Program reenact experiences from their military service. Photo by: Martin Dee

Canadian veterans to benefit from UBC expansion of transition program

Nov. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia program to help former members of the Canadian military make the transition back to civilian life is expanding into a non-profit organization that will provide services across Canada.

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Faculty of Education kicks-off Year of Indigenous Education

Oct. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

UBC’s Faculty of Education kicks-off the Year of Indigenous Education with the Musqueam Lecture: Excellence in Education

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Renee Zhang is one of 17 students in UBC's new Master's of Museum Education program. Martin Dee Photograph

Bringing museums to life

Oct. 4, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , ,

Renee Zhang is one of 17 students enrolled in a new masters program designed to help museums engage their patrons.

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UBC welcomes more B.C. students with new personalized approach

Sep. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

The University of British Columbia is serving more B.C. students on its campuses than ever before, with continued growth at its Okanagan campus.

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