Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Toope’

HRH The Duke of York visits UBC

May. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia and the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation today welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, to UBC’s Vancouver campus to dedicate the cornerstone of the new Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. The Duke of York also toured the existing Brain Research Centre to meet with students and learn about their work.

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Vancouver campus deploys new $5.1M ‘smart grid’ energy storage system

Apr. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC President Stephen Toope today unveiled a new energy storage system, or prototype smart grid, created in partnership with Alpha Technologies Ltd. and Corvus Energy.

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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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UBC anchors the Broadway Corridor with an annual economic impact of $10 billion.

Rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor: study

Feb. 28, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The City of Vancouver and UBC today released a KPMG study that shows the employment and population of the UBC/Broadway corridor will grow by 150,000 in the next 30 years and a rail-based rapid transit system is needed to meet the corridor’s population growth and significant economic potential.

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BC Skills deficit looming in 2016: More jobs than qualified people unless post-secondary capacity expanded

Jan. 29, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A skills shortage will hit British Columbia in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of post-secondary education – university, college and trades.

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UBC and Fraunhofer Society enter $4.9 million clean energy partnership

Jan. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A $4.9-million research partnership between UBC and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society – Europe’s largest applied research institution – will advance clean energy research in five critical areas, from wind energy to zero emission vehicles.

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UBC president helps identify key steps to respond to growing Asia Pacific research strengths

Apr. 10, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The most dramatic new developments in science are taking place among nations in the Asia-Pacific and the phenomenon is changing the dynamic of science around the globe, according to three science and academic leaders from the U.S., Canada and Singapore.

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President Stephen Toope urges local businesses to drive positive economic and community change through partnership

Sep. 14, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , ,

In his annual address to the Vancouver Board of Trade, Professor Stephen Toope, UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, will describe how the University’s approach to learning, research and intellectual property is fostering new opportunities for creative, world-changing partnerships.

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UBC announces largest ever gift to Faculty of Medicine: $15M towards Centre for Brain Health

Apr. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today announced a $15 million gift from Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian for a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care. In honour of his generosity – the largest gift to date to the UBC Faculty of Medicine – the facility will be named the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

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