University of British Columbia

Anti-robot project explores human relationship with technology in AI future

Engineers and fabricators are building a two−storey tall, 3.5 tonne racing robot with four steel legs and a massive battery pack in its belly. But this robot won't be autonomous. It needs a pilot.

UBC astronomy student discovers four new planets

Michelle Kunimoto’s bachelor degree in physics and astronomy sent her on a journey out of this world—and led to the discovery of four new worlds beyond our solar system. The planets, designated “...

UBC-Vancouver cuts greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent in 2015 compared with 2007 levels, the university announced today at the GLOBE 2016...

UBC board of governors votes against divestment from fossil fuel industry

Board chooses instead to establish a sustainable future fund with seed funding of $10 million.

Ottawa sues UBC, former dentistry faculty member over alleged misuse of funds

Statement of claim alleges that UBC overbilled Health Canada by $3.3 million and that Dr. Christopher Zed hid $5.1 million in spending from the university.

UBC response makes 'mockery' of gravity of sexual assault: women's group

University's process for reporting instances of alleged sexual assault and harassment slammed by students as broken, dysfunctional, and sexist.

Human-rights complaint to be launched against the University of British Columbia

Glynnis Kirchmeier says she approached school administrators on multiple occasions after observing instances of alleged sexual misconduct by a fellow student.

University of B.C. chairman resigns after probe finds 'errors of judgment'

Ex-B.C. Supreme Court justice investigated allegations that John Montalbano and Sauder School of Business tried to muzzle Prof. Jennifer Berdahl over blog post.
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University gives 95-year-old practising lawyer honorary doctorate

VANCOUVER — At 95 years old, Constance Isherwood is used to people asking when she's going to give up practising law. "I tell them 'well, if you keep practising, eventually you'll get the hang of it...

University of British Columbia: a place of the mind, a place to live

The isolation of living at UBC is starting to change, as retail space opens and more people move into five neighbourhoods run by the board of governors.