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UBC profs vote 62 per cent in favour of fossil fuel divestment
“Students have spoken. Faculty have spoken. It's time for UBC to act,” said forestry professor George Hoberg.
Feb 10th, 2015
UBC economics prof: I am voting yes to divest fossil fuels
This Sunday will be the last day of a two-week UBC professor vote, that if passed, would urge the university leadership to divest the university's fossil fuel stocks from its $1.1-billion endowment...
Feb 6th, 2015
Can we mend thousands of years of displaced history in Vancouver?
On Thursday January 22nd, reporters gathered to capture the story of the three-site exhibit c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city. The exhibits acknowledge thousands of years of culture that...
Jan 23rd, 2015
UBC Pharmacists Clinic helps headache sufferers find relief before their first specialist appointment
A new partnership with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is helping patients before they even step foot inside the clinic.
Jan 14th, 2015
UBC awarded funding for cancer research, Arctic Ocean studies
The projects will receive over $490,000 from this year's BC Knowledge Development Fund.
Dec 2nd, 2014
UBC dentistry prof awarded top military honour
“I realize I have continued to make a difference through application of newer forensic methods, sharing information," says professor.
Dec 1st, 2014
"It is wrong for UBC to continue to profit from its investments in fossil fuel companies," faculty says
"We are inspired by our students, who voted overwhelmingly in favour of divestment earlier this year," said UBC professor.
Nov 18th, 2014
MasterCard Foundation Scholars from Africa hope to return home to make a difference
Patrick Munyurangabo was just an infant when up to a million Rwandans were killed in a genocide that lasted 100 days. Now he's studying at UBC.
Aug 26th, 2014
David Thompson Student's Fuel Cell Powers Multiple Science Fair and Essay Honours
Vancouver student Austin Wang took top honours at the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, with his essay titled The Next Sustainable Energy Source-Bacteria. The David Thompson Secondary...
May 14th, 2014
Kinder Morgan's letter to potential NEB hearing intervenors called "undemocratic", even "disgusting"
Some experts fear the 15-page letter will intimidate people unfamiliar with the process into withdrawing their applications.
Feb 27th, 2014