Students walking by Robarts Library on St. George Street.

Canada’s top school by reputation 2018

With almost 90,000 students, 14,000 faculty and a network of almost 600,000 alumni, the University of Toronto is often described as a “city within a city.” Students from across the globe are drawn to the school’s 700-plus undergrad and almost 300 graduate programs for a world-class education at the institution that turned out grads including…

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UBC President Santa Ono and Huawei Canada Research President Christian Chua (CNW Group/Huawei Canada)

Huawei and UBC partnership

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is pleased to announce a three-year strategic partnership agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to support continued research in advanced communications with the Faculties of Applied Science and Science. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at the university by UBC…

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UBC students take part in UN climate change conference

This November, five UBC undergraduate students will be participating in Conference of Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. A UN conference on climate change, it will focus on the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA), the Kyoto Protocol and the effects of the United States’ recent exit from the PCA ratification process. For the students, they will be…

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UBC-UW establish joint centre to use data for social good

In an expansion of regional cooperation, the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington today announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative to use data to help cities and communities address challenges from traffic to homelessness. The largest industry-funded research partnership between UBC and the UW, the collaborative will bring faculty,…

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Prime time with the Prime Minister of Canada

The day I arrived in Shanghai after a summer travelling in Canada, I met with my colleague, Greg Corry, Principal of Shanghai Nanyang Model Private High School’s BC program (Nanmo). We proceeded to discuss the upcoming year, tentative plans, changes in procedure and the like. Just when I thought the meeting was over, Greg’s eyes…

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Orchard Commons

New UBC residence for Vantage College students

As students at the University of British Columbia begin moving into dorm rooms around campus, some of them will be settling into the newly opened, almost-finished Orchard Commons, two towers with spectacular views on some of the best real estate on campus. Orchard Commons is open to both domestic and foreign UBC students in a…

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Teachers gather in Kamloops to prepare for school year

Hundreds of B.C. teachers are gathered in Kamloops for an annual B.C. Teachers’ Federation conference to prepare for the coming school year. BCTF President Glen Hansman says one of the challenges teachers face is implementing new subjects in the elementary and middle-school curriculum. “It represents a lot of change so it’s going to be interesting…

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