UBC Brand Updates

UBC Brand Updates

Find out the latest news about the UBC Brand.


December 17, 2020 — Revised guidelines for doctoral titles

December 17, 2020

UBC has expanded the use of the doctoral title. See page 13 of the Editorial Guide for UBC Communicators, which has been updated with these changes. Other revisions to the guide are in progress; check back in 2021.

Download the Editorial Guide for UBC Communicators here.


October 22, 2020 — UBC Zoom Backgrounds Available

October 22, 2020

Looking to add a bit of campus to your online meetings? Download a UBC backgrounds to use in your next Zoom call.

All backgrounds are available on UBC’s Flickr account.


May 25, 2020 — COVID-19 Photoshoot Protocols

May 25, 2020

We each have a personal responsibility to practice safe physical distancing and to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The university photographer comes in close contact with many people during the course of his workday, which heightens his potentiality as a vector for infection transfer. UBC has created guidelines that must be adhered to when organizing a photoshoot with the university photographer during this time. Please download the guidelines here.


September 25, 2019 — UBC publication tabs now available

September 25, 2019

Are you working on a print publication for an audience that is already familiar with UBC? If so, consider using a UBC publication tab on the cover in place of the UBC publication bar. This graphic device takes up less real space on a cover while maintaining brand standards. You can download the UBC publication tab files here.

Please note: If your publication is for audiences that may not be familiar with UBC, such as prospective students or international readers, the UBC publication bar is the preferred graphic device.


April 26, 2019 — E-newsletter templates available

April 26, 2019

On-brand e-newsletter templates are now available. There is a basic HTML template for communicators who feel comfortable building e-newsletters with code. As well, there are templates available for use in two popular email services, Campaigner and Mailchimp.

Before using the templates, please read the accompanying Brand E-newsletter Guide to learn about email protocol at UBC and about how to use the templates with Campaigner and Mailchimp.

Please note: These templates are provided as-is. Due to the varying nature of mass mailing needs, we are unable to provide customized templates nor offer support with implementation. For help, please work with your mass mailing service provider.

Find the templates here.