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Daria Danylchuk established UBC's University Transition Program, which brings gifted youth to UBC each year.
A sortable table breaking down who serves on UBC's Board of Governors
Katherine Kalsbeek cares for UBC's Rare Books and Special Collections.
Regardless of the degree type, an undergraduate university education without work experience is unlikely to bring students an adequate return on their investment.
Neal Yonson, the voice of investigative blog UBC Insiders, brings in-depth commentary and analysis on campus affairs through his meticulous research.
Hillary Janssens, who learned rowing at UBC, is coming off a team victory at the Canadian national rowing championships and is on her way to potentially represent Canada at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
As the university prepares its annual release of data on the program, which is expected by the end of the year, faculty and administrators continue to defend the necessity of using animal testing in the face of opposition.
As the fight over proposed international tuition increases heats up, Veronica Knott will inevitably be at the center of the storm.
Shortly after being released in early September after nearly 438 days in Egyptian prison, the former Al Jazeera English television producer arrived at UBC to take a term-long teaching position.
UBC's highest governing body is secretive and all-powerful. That's a problem.
The shift in Canadian government during the 1980s encouraged public-private partnerships and reduced subsidies for higher education, leading UBC down the road of private development and robbing students’ of their voice on campus.
UBC's assumption that students are irresponsible and can't be trusted to host social events creates a culture of disconnect on campus.
Since UBC started charging international students higher tuition in the mid-1980s, they've followed a crude market-based logic to a tee. “Dig a little deeper,” one administrator advised prospective students.
As students, we ask for an excellent education. We ask to be supported by our university. We did not ask for UBC to fight its way up an arbitrary rankings list. We did not ask UBC to become a “Place of Mind.”