April 30, 2013
“Marcelle, a standout outside hitter who won a national championship in all five years she played for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, said she couldn’t believe her university career was over.
“It’s shocking,” said Marcelle, UBC’s second volleyball player to win the award after Liz Cordonier in 2010. “It doesn’t really feel like it’s finished, and so it will be weird not returning next year. But it’s an incredible way to go out.””
April 18, 2013
“More than 110 underprivileged students from Africa will get to study at the University of B.C. thanks to a $25 million donation from MasterCard Foundation.
“The students will receive comprehensive scholarships to live and learn at the university starting this fall as part of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, according to a news release Thursday from UBC.”
May 24, 2013
“For the second year in a row, the highest number of aboriginal graduates ever will be crossing the stage to get their diplomas from the University of British Columbia during spring convocation.
“One hundred and fifty-five aboriginal students graduated this academic year from 13 of the university’s 14 faculties, an increase of 25 per cent over last year’s numbers, which also set a record.”
- Advocate for her people (UBC Media Release)
- Largest number of Aboriginal MDs (2012) (UBC Media Release)
- Largest graduating class of Aboriginal doctoral students in Education (2012) (UBC Media Release)
May 29, 2013
Michael Silverwood vividly remembers the moment his game went live on the iPad, and his journey began.
The University of British Columbia student had invited a group of friends over to his home to celebrate the release of his first iOS video game, Stratosphere.
- CS Undergrad Michael Silverwood Launches iPad Game on Apple App Store (UBC Department of Computer Science News)
The Globe and Mail
July 10, 2013
“On June 28, Rumana Monzur stood before a small crowd at the University of British Columbia and defended her master’s thesis on the potential impact of climate change on her native country, low-lying Bangladesh.
When she finished, the room – professors, friends, family and fellow students – erupted in applause.”
The Globe and Mail
August 27, 2013
“At the University of British Columbia, 1,100 international and aboriginal students spent nearly half of August in Jump Start, an ambitious introduction to all aspects of their new life, including academic work. Groups of 30 are led by a professor and two senior students, divided by faculty, ‘but certainly not by nationality, because the whole point is, let’s learn something new,’ says Damara Klaassen, senior director at UBC’s International Student Initiative.”
November 10, 2013
“Huang is a first-year Computer Science student at University of British Columbia at the Okanagan campus in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
In this interview, Huang describes waking up last Friday to a crush of messages, how he overcame his only learning challenges and how that deft teaching skill might be helping students for years to come — that is, if he doesn’t help a gaming company get more awesome.”