2012 Olympics: Team UBC
Even the expected London drizzle won’t dampen the enthusiasm of UBC Olympians representing Canada in London this August. Alumni and students will be representing Canada in track and field, swimming, sailing, cycling and badminton. Learn more about the members of Team UBC and follow their schedules and progress.
Big Ideas for Small-scale Mining
Alumna Jennifer Hinton, who recently opened a gold mine in Uganda, wants recognition, respect and protection for the world’s 30 million artisanal miners.
An evening basketball program for at-risk youth initiated by a UBC alumnus is now enjoyed by youngsters from all kinds of backgrounds.
Righting a 70-Year Wrong
UBC honours Japanese Canadian students sent to internment camps during the Second World War.
Doreen Littlejohn’s Vancouver includes the Downtown Eastside, where she’s spent the past 15 years delivering health care and advocating on behalf of vulnerable community members.
The Last Word
A pair of UBC’s 2012 Olympic swimmers share their greatest fears, training diets and desert island musical picks.
Take Note: UBC News & Research
UBC researchers learn that Vancouver is among the most bikeable cities in North America; that stem cells can beat back diabetes; and how rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable.
Captions please! Send your caption by August 31, 2012. The cleverest caption will be rewarded with a UBC alumni stainless steel insulating flask.