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03 Jul 2020

Letter to the community regarding Proctorio

Like most universities across the world, UBC is adapting to address the requirements of online teaching and learning, and adopting new tools and practices at scale to assist with that challenging transition: Proctorio is just one of those tools.

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03 Jul 2020

Leadership transition in the Peter A. Allard School of Law

After five years of outstanding service as Dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law, Professor Catherine Dauvergne is stepping down from her role to join Simon Fraser University as their Vice-President, Academic and Provost.

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16 Jun 2020

UBC discovering new coronavirus species by re-analyzing all public RNA sequencing data

Learn how UBC’s CIC – a public-private collaboration between UBC and Amazon – is working to improve understanding of COVID-19 by identifying all known coronavirus species through re-analyzing 5,750,000 GB of public RNA sequencing data.

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08 Jun 2020

Search for a new Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation

UBC is embarking on a search for a new Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation (AVPRI) to succeed Professor Helen Burt who completes her term in early 2021. 

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04 Jun 2020

Search for new Academic Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative

Applications are invited from tenured faculty for the position of Academic Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI). The deadline for applications is June 22, 2020.

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09 May 2020

Two UBC professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Two UBC professors have been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2020, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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24 Apr 2020

UBC participates in research study to better diagnose COVID-19

Radiologists at UBC, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) are leading an international study to better predict the presence of COVID-19 based on CT scans.

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12 Mar 2020

Resources for faculty: Keep Teaching website

UBC has launched the Keep Teaching website to support faculty in developing teaching strategies that will not require in-person sessions that fit the particular needs of their course, discipline and context. This planning, including considering alternative approaches to final exams, will enable the university to be prepared and act quickly should the need arise.

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10 Feb 2020

Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Race and Leadership: March 19 with Arig al Shaibah

You are invited to a public lecture with Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, at McMaster University, on March 19, as part of the Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Race and Leadership.

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10 Feb 2020

IGNITE Book Club begins Feb. 24

The IGNITE Book Club is designed with and for racialized faculty to allow for the exploration and discussion of memoirs written by renowned racialized authors.

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