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New expenditure guidelines for all UBC faculty and staff

A message from Andrew Simpson, Vice-President, Finance & Operations The university has developed new expenditure guidelines to help everyone improve transparency and enhance stewardship of public funds by providing clear, supplemental guidance on what is reasonable and appropriate when faculty and staff spend, or are reimbursed with, UBC funds. These guidelines are available online and will be […]

UBC-O: Transit Exchange construction impact to University Way

A message from Shelley Kayfish, Director, Campus Operations & Risk Management Starting: Monday, September 25 Please be advised that there will be ongoing work surrounding the Transit Exchange over the next month. The first phase of construction will occur over the next two weeks and impact University Way between Parking Lot H and Parking Lot E as […]

Two UBC researchers awarded medals from the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada has awarded the 2017 Sir John William Dawson Medal to UBC fisheries researcher Daniel Pauly and the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics to astronomer Ingrid Stairs. Pauly is a fisheries biologist and Principal Investigator of the Sea Around Us Project, a large research project devoted to identifying and quantifying global fisheries […]

Four UBC faculty awarded Canadian Academy of Health Sciences fellowship

Induction into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as a Fellow is considered one of the highest honours within Canada’s academic community. CAHS Fellows, who serve as unpaid volunteers, are nominated by their institutions and peers and selected in a competitive process based on their internationally recognized leadership, academic performance, scientific creativity and willingness […]

Karen Bakker wins SSHRC Connection Award and 2017 Trudeau Fellowship

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Award Dr. Karen Bakker from the Department of Geography has won the SSHRC Connection Award. This annual Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in SSHRC-funded research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship, as well as the highest achievements resulting from a SSHRC fellowship awarded. SSHRC’s Connection Award recognizes an outstanding […]

William Cheung receives the ICES Prix d’ Excellence Award

Dr. William Cheung was awarded the Prix d’ Excellence Award by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) for his important contributions in marine sciences at the ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) on September 18, 2017. Dr. Cheung is an Associate Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, UBC and […]

Roshni Narain appointed Human Rights Advisor, Equity & Inclusion Office

A message from Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion Office I am very pleased to share that Roshni Narain has joined the Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) as the Human Rights Advisor. Roshni has extensive experience in the fields of human rights and anti-discrimination, sexualized violence and counselling. She arrives to the EIO from the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition where she facilitated […]

Six UBC faculty named members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Six UBC faculty have been named as members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. They are: George Belliveau, Language & Literacy Education Kai Chan, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) Christina Laffin, […]

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