Boyd, an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability in the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, had been appointed as the second-ever United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, a five-year position he began in August.
Driving through the winding village roads, past white-washed houses and pubs with gilt-edged windows and the rolling hills covered in a patchwork quilt of rye and barley fields, it feels like an illustration from a child’s story book. There is beauty in Northern Ireland’s apparent simplicity.
Montrealers laugh and chat on patios and in cafés, and throngs of students share bottles of cheap wine in Parc Jeanne-Mance — a quiet luxury that any self-respecting Vancouverite envies.
“With the objects in the Museum, once you’ve got them, stories start coming out from the object and the stories are usually about relationships."
“You must speak out against injustice,” she said simply. “And you cannot speak out just once.”
Part of what keeps Smailes loving his job is the opportunity to learn something new and different every day. “You only have to go talk to a researcher about what they’re working on, and their excitement is infectious.”
Kesler sits in the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre — a building dedicated to discussing the legacy of schools like the one his mother was forced into.
In the words of founder and UBC grad Rob Morton, “the Calendar is a mirror that reflects everything awesome that is going on at UBC back at its students.”
Jacob Derewenda was one of UBC’s varsity rowers -- but now, thanks to a shoulder injury, he’s been cut off at the peak of his career.
Dave Greenfield, owner of street wear label Nomad Collective, has set up shop in the SUB, in the Outpost's former location.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be pulling out some of the most interesting trends from the data in our salary list.
Even if you don’t personally know seventh-year engineering student Lawrence Lam, you probably know someone who does.
Kim Campbell, Canada’s nineteenth and only female Prime Minister, had been a UBC student whose early interest global affairs and women’s rights would eventually lead her to a career that has been marked by major breakthroughs for women throughout history.
Brett Gilley is turning the ideal of innovative and dedicated professors and students who look forward to finals week into reality at UBC.
The EOAS building complex has a tornado machine, a green screen 'do-it-yourself' meteorological broadcast station and a giant, interactive, animated globe.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be documenting just how much campus has changed over the years through a series of photos.
In her job as a curator at MOA, UBC prof Susan Rowley leads the public in exploring the landscape and the culture of First Nations people in the past.
John Robinson, UBC associate provost, sustainability, is the driving force behind UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS).
If you’ve seen a major Hollywood Blockbuster film within the past decade, there’s a strong chance that you’ve encountered the work of Robert Bridson.
Party Well is a rapidly growing student-run club and charity sponsored by the Commerce Undergraduate Society.
Playing at least one game each week, and practicing twice weekly, drummer John Zollars is an integral part of the UBC Marching Band.
Not having a significant other on the day of love doesn’t mean that you should miss out on doing something fun and frivolous this weekend.