Celebrating staff excellence at UBC

Celebrating staff excellence at UBC

In support of Strategy 1: Great People, and UBC’s goal to attract, engage and retain a diverse global community, it is important to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of our faculty and staff. Whether it’s advancing diversity and inclusion across campus, enhancing the UBC experience, providing leadership to colleagues and students, or contributing to […]

One-year anniversary of the Indigenous Strategic Plan

One-year anniversary of the Indigenous Strategic Plan

With the launch of the 2020 ISP on September 14, 2020, UBC became the first university in North America to commit to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), thus taking a human rights-based approach to its Indigenous strategic framework.  Below are some key accomplishments from the last year.  Stories Since the […]

Hold that flight: medical student’s residency interviews equal 1/3 of a Canadian’s annual carbon budget

Hold that flight: medical student’s residency interviews equal 1/3 of a Canadian’s annual carbon budget

Like thousands of other medical students in Canada, Kevin Liang had no idea he would be asked to take more than 10 flights during his last year for in-person residency interviews. “After learning this, I knew I had to quantify the climate impact from thousands of students travelling for CaRMS (the Canadian Resident Matching Service).” […]

Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus

Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus

As UBC prepares to welcome students back to campus this September, the university is taking extra care to keep them safe and in good health. From embedded mental health counsellors to extended physician hours and a new nurse practitioner, UBC has expanded its health and wellbeing services to help ease the transition for students. Building […]

AI technology enables screening of billions of compounds to identify potential COVID-19 drugs

AI technology enables screening of billions of compounds to identify potential COVID-19 drugs

Ever wonder how Artificial Intelligence can help in the race to develop COVID-19 drugs? An interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Art Cherkasov, Professor, UBC Department of Urologic Sciences, and Senior Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, give us an answer. The team used a machine learning drug discovery platform to screen a library of […]

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 […]

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