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Killam Graduate TA Award

Hafiz Raham, PhD candidate in Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013/14 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of the valuable role that he plays in the undergraduate program and the positive impact he has left on his students. This is a great honour as UBC is […]

API Course: Intro to Pulp and Paper Technology

The Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API) at UBC sponsored a successful 2-day course on “Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology” on April 10th and 11th. 18 students from BC Hydro, Alberta Newsprint Company, and Spraying Systems Co. attended the hands-on course. It was structured in a way to emphasize learning outcomes and consisted of lectures in […]

UBC celebrates Holi

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival marking the beginning of spring. There are several mythological stories related to the origin of the festival, but we know that the festival is celebrated with a variety of colours, water balloons and water guns. Traditionally, natural plant-derived colours such as turmeric, neem and dhak are used with […]

FIBRE Conference, Call for Volunteers

The 2nd FIBRE Conference is coming to UBC on May 12-15, 2014. Behind every great event is a group of dedicated volunteers, it’s not possible to have a conference without this support. FIBRE needs students/post docs to help with the conference in the following areas: liaison persons, student workshops, student poster sessions, the information desk […]

International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as the International Day of Forests. The day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. It was only natural for the PPC to celebrate this important day, so they hosted a one-hour nature walk around Totem Park forest on the UBC campus. […]

UBC Board appoints Dr. Arvind Gupta president and vice chancellor

Media Release | March 12, 2014 A renowned expert in research and innovation policy who has forged close collaborations between universities, civil society and business has been appointed the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Arvind Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit […]