University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

Home to 18 Faculties, 12 Schools and 2 Colleges, UBC is an outstanding place for students to learn, grow, and develop. As one of the top 25 public universities in the world, UBC combines award-winning faculty and groundbreaking research with a flexible, student-centred learning environment that includes innovative and interdisciplinary program options. The result is a modern learning experience that will motivate and inspire you to pursue your unique interests and create a bright and rewarding future. UBC collaborates with community, industry, government, and university partners to provide enriched educational and experiential learning experiences for students.

worldmap2015-16UBC’s two main campuses are situated in Vancouver and in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. Also in Vancouver, UBC Robson Square is a vibrant learning centre in the heart of downtown, the UBC Learning Exchange is a community engagement initiative based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and UBC’s Centre for Digital Media at the Great Northern Way Campus is located in Mount Pleasant. UBC also provides clinical education to Faculty of Medicine students at 75 health care facilities across British Columbia. In addition, UBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Office in Hong Kong, a Liaison Office in New Delhi, India, and a Liaison Office in Europe facilitate teaching and research partnerships and support alumni engagement.

UBC at a Glance 2015/2016



  • 61,113 total students
  • 52,721 Vancouver students
  • 8,392 Okanagan students
  • 13,189 international students from 155 countries
  • 12,841 degrees granted in 2015
  • $12.5 billion in economic impact
  • 180 companies spun off from UBC research
  • 1,342 research projects with industry partners
  • 1,112 research contracts and agreements with government and non-profits