September 27, 2016 – UBC Okanagan Royal Visit
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited UBC's Okanagan Campus on Tuesday, September 27, as part of their 2016 Tour of Canada.
Dr. David W. Strangway (10th President, 1985-1997)
Dr. David W. Strangway was honoured for his outstanding contributions to UBC at the 2016 Research Awards Reception. In her remarks, President Dr. Martha Piper credited Dr. Strangway for transforming UBC from a good provincial university into a research powerhouse.
Also known as the Musqueam sʔi:ɬqəy̓ qeqən (double-headed serpent post), this impressive, 34-foot tall post carved by Musqueam artist, Brent Sparrow Jr., will serve as a permanent welcome to all visitors to UBC's Vancouver campus and as a reminder of our relationship with the Musqueam people who were here long before UBC's history began.
Musqueam Post dedicated at UBC Vancouver campus
The Musqueam people and UBC acknowledged their developing partnership on April 6, 2016 with the dedication of a striking cedar post installed prominently on the Point Grey campus, which is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
Carved by talented Musqueam artist, Brent Sparrow Jr., the post tells an origin story of the Musqueam name.
UBC Centennial Sessions
To celebrate UBC’s remarkable achievements over the past 100 years, UBC is delivering open Centennial Sessions during the 2015/16 school year on topics ranging from economics and the arts, to climate change and global health. To learn more about these sessions, visit the News & Events page.
Lunar New Year Festival
On February 5 2016, we celebrated the first UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival – an intercultural celebration for the entire community, and the first of its kind at UBC.
Photos by Brandon Lal.
Tuum Dressed: 100 Years of Fashion at UBC
From swimsuits with skirts to spiral perms and bell-bottoms, we take a look back at a century of style at UBC.
Photos courtesy: UBC Archives Photograph Collection, AMS Archives and the Artona Group Inc.
Beards and Moustaches
As men everywhere grow moustaches and raise money for Movember, UBC looks back on 100 years of facial hair. UBC professors receive funding from the Movember campaign to support research and work on men’s health issues.