The Spirit of Achievement
Every year we honour some of our most distinguished alumni and friends at the UBC Alumni Achievement Awards. Our 2011 recipients are being recognized for their work in cancer research, volunteerism, writing, social advocacy, alumni engagement, healthcare and sustainability…
Your Environmental Rights
On a trip to Stockholm, environmental lawyer and author David Richard Boyd, PhD’10, was stunned to see citizens fishing for salmon from city bridges. This was not possible thirty years ago. But within one generation, Sweden’s rigorous environmental policies have created changes that…
The Diversity of Life
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a treasure trove of nature’s ingenuity. Here’s a sampling of some of the weird and wonderful evolutionary feats that can be found among its collections.
Do You Recognize this Woman?
Almost a century ago, a student’s candid photography captured life at a nascent UBC. But many of George Van Wilby’s subjects remain unidentified. We want you on the case! View the slideshow and help us fill in some of the gaps in the university’s historical record…
Death Race in Vermont
There was a point in the race when Andrew Haas, BA’09, was ready to quit. He and his racing partner, David, had been awake for nearly 48 hours, and had no idea how much longer they had to go. Day and night they had chopped wood, climbed mountains, deadlifted boulders, traversed icy rivers, and…
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Take Note: UBC News & Research
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's discoveries; the launch of the nation's only First Nations and the media course; rental housing discrimination; the impact of parental stress on children's genes; and more.
Events and Notices
Fall highlights include UBC Dialogues events across the Lower Mainland as well as in the Okanagan, NYC, Toronto and San Francisco. We're also looking for Computer Science grads from 2002 or 1987 and for honorary degree nominations.
Fall Continuing Studies courses are gearing up, but it’s not too late to find a course to inspire, engage and enlighten you – many of them start in October and November.
Volunteer Profile: From Fairytales to Fundraising
Childhood dreams and the realities of life don’t always match, but Rory Green, BA’10, knows all about happily-ever-afters. She uses her life experience to help students find satisfying careers.
Want to get involved? We have opportunities with the UBC Farm, the Vanier Cup or alumni reunions.