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Famous People Who have Taught at UBC


David Suzuki taught zoology at UBC. Suzuki is probably most renowned for his television series entitled "The Nature of Things". David Suzuki began hosting the show in 1979. Mr. Suzuki is also a very accomplished author. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 books.

Michael Smith's contributions in Chemistry were acknowledged when, in 1993, he received the Nobel laureate in Chemistry. In 2004, UBC named their Biotechnology laboratory, the Michael Smith Laboratories, in his honour.

Hans Dehmelt received the Nobel laureate in Physics for his development of the ion trap. Mr. Dehmelt also received the National Medal of Science in 1995 from the President of the United States.

Carl Wieman began teaching at UBC in 2007. He is a highly regarded American physicist and a recipient of the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics.

Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002. The Nobel Prize was bestowed upon Daniel Kahneman for his development of Prospect Theory.

Michael Ignatieff taught at the University of British Columbia for 2 years in the mid-to-late 70's. As a graduate of the History program at Harvard University, Michael Ignatieff brought a vast source of knowledge to the UBC student body.

UBC has dedicated itself to providing its student body with the highest quality of instructors. Some other professors of note are: Meryn Cadell, playwright Steven Galloway, linguist Dale Kinkade, archaeologist Richard J. Pearson, pharmacologist Rudolf Vrba, and physicist Bill Unruh.

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