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UBC and Nexterra Systems partnering to use clean-energy technology to power campus
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is partnering with local company, Nexterra Systems Corp., and GE Water and Power, to convert wood waste to power the campus. The university will...
Mar 25th, 2010
Michael Ignatieff at UBC Speaks About Canada's Future
Michael Ignatieff visited UBC last Friday and said he hoped to give insight to young Canadians about Canada today, and what kind of Canada can be achieved in 2017 -- Canada's 150th birthday....
Jan 16th, 2010
UBC Olympic Cash Grab, Team Canada's Roster Finalized and Violence Erupts During the Olympic Torch Relay: VO Olympic Round-UP
Here is what is making headlines: Five UBC Frat Houses to Rent Students' Rooms Over Games More than 200 students at the University of B.C. are being forced out of their rooms as five fraternities...
Dec 31st, 2009
Frat House - RCMP Conflict: An End In Sight?
After years of conflict that included allegations of police walking onto Frat house property to confiscate a stereo while threatening and swearing at students in response to noise complaints, an endin
Dec 30th, 2009
UBC's Blake Frederick Complains to the UN that Canadian Government is Violating Human Rights
For those of you who do not know, Blake Frederick is the current President of the Alma Mater Society, the official student society for the University of British Columbia. On Wednesday, Blake...
Nov 27th, 2009
Vancouver and Victoria Families Rally for UBC Midwifery Program
An estimated hundred and twenty-five people marched across the Burrard Street Bridge yesterday to protest a provincial funding review of UBC’s Midwifery Education Program. Amongst their ranks were...
Anna Ling Kaye
Nov 25th, 2009
New Site Promotes Chinese-Canadian Heritage
The Chinese Experience in British Columbia. Thanks to UBC Library and the City of Vancouver Archives, a new website offers users a fascinating look at a century of local Chinese-...
Oct 14th, 2009
65_RedRoses Brings Heart to VIFF
The Vancouver's Wendy Dallian talks with director Philip Lyall about his moving film 65_RedRoses.
Oct 7th, 2009