2012 Report

2012: It Was a Very Good Year


From the Director

In 2012, UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni made remarkable contributions to our world, and the global media paid notice. This annual report from UBC Public Affairs provides an overview of the stories our research and learning community generated.

UBC’s news making success is not only due to top faculty and students, but to a broad network of communicators, a dynamic media relations team, and innovative new outreach efforts that targeted international media covering, amongst others, the February conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The results speak for themselves.

UBC Public Affairs is committed to building on our growing global media awareness with the launch of a new digital news portal this year, as well as further outreach efforts in support of our community. But for now, take a moment to read and savour UBC In the News 2012.

Lucie McNeill
Director, UBC Public Affairs