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Webinar: The Future of Agriculture: A Conversation Revisited

Webinar: The Future of Agriculture: A Conversation Revisited

British Columbia has experienced a year of monumental change. From climate change events across the province to business planning in a post-Covid era, how has the agriculture sector been affected? The Future of Agriculture: A Conversation Revisited, a webinar hosted by the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, brought together a panel of experts for […]

UBC leads as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022

UBC leads as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022

UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2022. This award recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, developing exceptional sustainability initiatives, and are attracting employees because of their environmental leadership.  Visit the Focus on People website to see why UBC was selected for this award. 

An Educative Approach to Academic Integrity at UBC

An Educative Approach to Academic Integrity at UBC

Integrity is one of UBC’s core values and acting with integrity in taught courses is an essential part of the university experience for all students. The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a renewed discussion at UBC on how we can best integrate and support academic integrity in both online and in-person environments. Recognizing the importance of academic […]

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Ungrading: a radical old idea, picking up steam

Edubytes, the monthly newsletter published by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), recently explored the concept of “Ungrading” in their March 2022 edition. Ungrading is an approach that seeks to direct academic focus away from competitive grading and engages with students through feedback-oriented learning, where students are inspired to explore and take ownership […]

Installing antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces in Applied Science buildings

Installing antimicrobial copper patches on high-touch surfaces in Applied Science buildings

The UBC Faculty of Applied Science has recently installed more than 400 copper patches in high-touch surfaces across nine department buildings. Funded through the Copper and Health program by Teck Resources, the project aims to use antimicrobial properties of copper to maintain a sanitized environment that reduces the spread of infection. The patches, self-sanitizing adhesive […]

UBC outlines budget and spending priorities for 2022/23

UBC outlines budget and spending priorities for 2022/23

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Board of Governors has approved UBC’s 2022/2023 budget. The new budget sets spending priorities for the year ahead to advance the university’s key strategic priorities while supporting students, faculty, and staff in their collective pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, and research. Greater than anticipated enrolment, significant efforts to […]

Envisioning Equality: Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Envisioning Equality: Faculty and Staff Award Winners

The recipients of Envisioning Equality were announced on March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day. The first of its kind, the award has been initiated to recognize and celebrate exceptional women and gender-diverse faculty and staff at UBC. Women and gender-diverse teachers and employees at the University of British Columbia have made major contributions to the university […]