UBC faculty member named winner of 2020 Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award
Dr. Carolina Tropini, Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named as the winner of this year’s Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award in the field of Engineering.
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.
Leadership transition in the Peter A. Allard School of Law
Professor Catherine Dauvergne is stepping down from her role as Dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law to join Simon Fraser University as their Vice-President, Academic and Provost.
UBC discovering new coronavirus species by re-analyzing all public RNA sequencing data
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.
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.
Two UBC professors elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Loren Rieseberg and Dr. Janet Werker have been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2020, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
UBC Forestry professor receives 'Nobel Prize of Forest Research'
Dr. Nicholas Coops, professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing (I), is the recipient of the world’s most prestigious forestry honour, the Marcus Wallenberg Prize.
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.
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.