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Seismic upgrades at MOA: How base isolation technology can preserve cultural heritage

Seismic upgrades at MOA: How base isolation technology can preserve cultural heritage

The Great Hall of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (MOA) is a cultural and architectural masterpiece that requires modern seismic safety measures to protect against future risks. In a Q & A with the Sustainability Hub, Dr. Tony Yang, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and an expert in earthquake engineering, discusses […]

Gaining confidence through Allard Law’s legal clinics and externships

Gaining confidence through Allard Law’s legal clinics and externships

The prospect of making the jump from the classroom to the law office – or the courtroom – can be daunting. Allard Law’s clinic and externship programs give law students the chance to apply what they’ve learned and gain new professional skills in a supportive environment, all before graduation and before beginning articling. In a Q & […]

UBC Library collaborates with the Paper Trail project to launch new digital archive

UBC Library collaborates with the Paper Trail project to launch new digital archive

UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), in partnership with the Paper Trail project team, has launched a digital archival collection of identity papers known as Chinese Immigration (C.I.) certificates created through Canada’s Chinese Immigration Act. Led by Catherine Clement, a community historian and curator based in Vancouver’s Chinatown, The Paper Trail project seeks to commemorate this era of exclusion […]

New institutional roadmap to guide implementation of EDI priorities

Please visit: New institutional roadmap to guide implementation of EDI priorities – UBC Equity & Inclusion Office to read the update.

Allard Law students share their mooting highlights

Allard Law students share their mooting highlights

In a moot, student teams play the role of lawyers in a mock court proceeding. Participating in a moot provides valuable courtroom experience and – for many students – mooting is often remembered as a law school highlight. In a Q and A with the Allard School of Law, Law students Sarah Chetney (Gale Cup Moot team), Caitlin Wardrop (Wilson Moot […]

Integrating practical learning into Arts courses

Integrating practical learning into Arts courses

To help encourage Arts faculty to envision and implement practical learning components into Arts courses, a multidisciplinary group has developed a new Practical Learning Strategies web resource, along with an integrated community that offers one-on-one support. The effort is a collaboration involving Arts Work Integrated Education, Arts Alumni, Arts ISIT, the UBC Career Centre and the […]

The new StrongerBC future skills grant prioritizes affordability and accessibility

The new StrongerBC future skills grant prioritizes affordability and accessibility

The Province of British Columbia recently launched the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan that encompasses inclusivity and affordability for career and professional learners. The plan aims to make post-secondary education more accessible and relevant to British Columbians. In doing so, it sets out to address the skills gap faced by many employers today, enabling potential […]

To travel or not to travel? UBC Library asks the question

To travel or not to travel? UBC Library asks the question

Last month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that we are nearing a critical threshold. Despite current efforts, we are more likely than not to surpass a global temperature increase of 1.5°C in the near-term, that “we are already seeing the repercussions,” and that greater climate action is needed urgently. As part of the UBC Climate […]