Posts Tagged ‘University of British Columbia’

UBC International College program gets Board of Governors’ support

Apr. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Beats, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , ,

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors gave its support yesterday to the creation of a new Vancouver campus program that will attract a greater diversity and number of international students, helping them to succeed in a North American academic environment.

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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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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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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 experts for Statistics Canada census on Canadian families and living arrangements

Sep. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

On Sept. 19, Statistics Canada will release their 2011 census report, which describes how families and living arrangements have changed in Canada over the last decade. UBC experts are available to comment on the report, which will be available at www.statcan.gc.ca at 8:30 a.m. EST.

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National Soccer Development Centre

UBC welcomes Whitecaps FC and National Soccer Development Centre to campus

Sep. 6, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus will be the home of a new training facility which will form the centerpiece of the proposed National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC) – a new athletic facility to be shared by Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the university and community.

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UBC education experts for back-to-school stories

Aug. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts are available to comment on kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education issues.

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Atlanta has world’s most efficient airport, Korea now leads in Asia: UBC research

Jun. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), one of the world’s busiest international airports, is also the most efficient for the sixth year running says an aviation think-tank based at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

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Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study

Jun. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn’t have access to social protections like employment insurance and unemployment benefits.

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Athletics director Bob Philip takes on new role at UBC

Jun. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Athletics Director Bob Philip has been appointed senior advisor to Vice President, Students Louise Cowin. Starting on July 16th, Philip will provide advice to the Vice President, Students as she embarks on ambitious new plans for athletics and recreation.

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