Celebrating 60 Years

Sixty years ago, eight students arrived on campus to attend the first UBC Faculty of Dentistry class. Fast forward to today, UBC Dentistry is one of the top dental schools in the country, offering an outstanding education curriculum, renowned research and a commitment to community engagement.

Join us throughout 2024 as we celebrate 60 years of UBC Dentistry!

UBC Dentistry Video

UBC Dentistry has been impacting oral healthcare across Canada for 60 years! Watch this short video to learn about one of Canada’s top dental schools.

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Impressions Magazine

In this special 60th anniversary edition of Impressions Magazine, we connect with graduates from each of the last six decades to learn more about their time at UBC Dentistry and how it shaped where they are today.

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Student Wellness Fund

In celebration of our 60th anniversary, we have established the Dentistry Student Wellness Fund to support students’ mental, physical and emotional wellbeing through our Faculty counsellor.

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60 Days of Alumni Giveaways

What better way to celebrate UBC Dentistry’s 60th anniversary than by celebrating you, our alumni, and the many ways you stay connected with the Faculty? Throughout the year, 60 lucky alumni will receive a limited edition 60th anniversary bag. Enter for your chance to win!

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Purple Night

All dental hygiene alumni are invited to attend our annual Purple Night event on Friday, April 12 at Cecil Green Park House on campus. Meet the fourth-year student finalists of the 2024 Health Entrepreneurship Challenge and hear their rapid-fire presentations for the top three social business concepts.

Registration closes on Friday, April 5.


Pacific Dental Conference

It was great seeing everyone at all the events during the 2024 Pacific Dental Conference from March 7-9. This year, alumni, students, and faculty had the opportunity to celebrate UBC Dentistry’s 60th anniversary and get their groove on at our 60s-themed ‘Peace, Love & Alumni’ booth.

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“Adventure & Learn” Maui

From February 5-9, UBC Continuing Dental Education travelled to Maui for the annual “Adventure & Learn” program featuring 60th anniversary celebrations and exclusive events for UBC Dentistry alumni.

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Research Day 2024

On January 23, UBC Dentistry kicked off a year of celebrations at Research Day, an annual forum highlighting innovative and groundbreaking research through student and faculty presentations.

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