High Risk Zone: Diary of an aid worker in Sierra Leone
An aid worker describes his experiences during an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Ride Don’t Hide
Michael Schratter rode his bike around the world to challenge attitudes around mental illness.
The Beastly Art of Taxidermy
A stuffed lion with wooden teeth survived a fire and inspired a doctoral thesis.
Empire of the Son
Tetsuro Shigematsu wrote and starred in a one-man play.
How to Catch a Woodpecker
A student heads for the wilderness armed with a giant net, a plumbing camera, and gallons of bug spray.
The Boy who Touched the Moon
The stellar story of a precocious youth entrusted with a piece of the Moon.
UBC and the last great pandemic, 1918-19
When classrooms became hospital wards and students became orderlies and nurses.
The Clock Tower and the Anarchists
Plans for a clock tower on campus in the 1960s met with student resistance.
The Useful Citizen
The first deafblind person to study at a Canadian university was a force to be reckoned with.
Famous UBC Visitors
From the Queen to Chris Hadfield, UBC has hosted some high-profile guests over the decades.
Great Trekking: A Hundred Years of Students at UBC
Excerpts from a book vividly capturing the student experience at UBC over a century.
The origins of “Class Trees” at graduation.
That Cinnamony Goodness
Nobody makes cinnamon buns quite like UBC. Here’s the recipe.
Take the UBC Quiz
A non-credit test of your UBC smarts.
The Last Word with Kim Cattrall, LLD’18
Q: If you could invent something, what would it be?
A: Drop-in therapy centres on every street corner. Needed.
The Last Word with Duncan McCue, LLB’96
Q: If a genie granted you one wish, what would it be?
A: Global Indigenous self‑determination. Make it so.
The Last Word With Nancy Lee, BA’94, MFA’04
Q: What or who makes you laugh out loud?
A: Our dog Rudy, who looks like an adorable teddy bear but has the personality of Joe Pesci.
The Last Word with Rick Mercer, DLitt’10
Q: Who was your childhood hero?
A: Evel Knievel was pretty high up there for a few years.
The Last Word with Nardwuar the Human Serviette
Q: What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?
A: My dad told me “the first 50 years are the worst.”
The Last Word with William Gibson, BA’77
Q: What would you like your epitaph to say?
A: I wouldn’t want an epitaph. They’re like tattoos for the dead.