UBC Engineering celebrates students’ creativity and  ingenuity at Design + Innovation Day

UBC Engineering celebrates students’ creativity and ingenuity at Design + Innovation Day

Since 2017, UBC Engineering has celebrated its students’ creativity — and often ingenuity — at an annual event called Design + Innovation Day. The event showcases a dizzying array of research and technology produced by student teams during the previous academic year. Typically presented in the form of posters, design models and working prototypes, the […]

Nature’s weapon against food-borne pathogens

Nature’s weapon against food-borne pathogens

Some superheroes are too small to be seen by the naked eye. Microscopic bacteria-eating viruses, known as bacteriophages or phages, are coming into favour as a way to combat food-borne pathogens. Known as predator of bacteria, phages are less than half a micron in size, and 5-10 times smaller than bacteria itself. Once applied onto […]

IBPOC Connections: Building community, increasing representation at UBC
UBC Language Sciences Institute ready to tackle society’s pressing problems

UBC Language Sciences Institute ready to tackle society’s pressing problems

Language is a vital system that affects everything around and within us, from public and personal health, to economic wealth, to cultural vitality. By bringing together language researchers from diverse disciplines, UBC Language Sciences is helping to tackle some of the most important and pressing questions of our time. Co-directors Dr. Janet Werker, Professor of […]

Exploring careers in support of equity, diversity and inclusion

Exploring careers in support of equity, diversity and inclusion

Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace is a growing priority for many organizations, resulting in a new job category: the EDI practitioner. This emerging field is attracting interest among individuals who are drawn to the work of supporting historically marginalized and under-represented groups. and creating a more equitable and inclusive society. In […]

Providing safe study space in a pandemic

Providing safe study space in a pandemic

Last September, UBC Library re-opened the doors of Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for bookable study space. With a combination of physical distancing measures, rigorous safety and cleaning protocols, and an active security presence, current students, faculty and staff have been able to access this essential space. “We’ve had a really great response from students,” […]

UBC Okanagan engineers find innovative solutions to help urban environments address climate change

UBC Okanagan engineers find innovative solutions to help urban environments address climate change

Climate and population growth are important drivers in how cities and communities evolve around the world — and the challenges arising from these factors will only intensify as urbanization increases and global climates change. Historical climate data from the Government of Canada and the US-based National Centers for Environmental Information reveals that 17 of the […]

Seeking proposals for the Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund

Seeking proposals for the Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund

UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund, established in 2021, supports initiatives that seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts at our UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Students, faculty, and staff members across both campuses are encouraged to apply for funds in support of anti-racism initiatives, including those that celebrate, elevate, and build greater […]

Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund by May 31, 2021

Apply for the Equity Enhancement Fund by May 31, 2021

The Equity Enhancement Fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity and inclusion at UBC, in alignment with Strategy 4: Inclusive Excellence. Preference will be given to initiatives which: Build student, faculty, and staff competencies and understanding related to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion through community-engaged activities. Promote a respectful environment at UBC through […]