The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranks among the top 20 public universities in the world.
Since 1915, UBC 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.
UBC is home to 18 Faculties, 12 Schools and 2 Colleges. It has grown over the last 100 years, from a provincial institution with just 379 students to an internationally renowned research powerhouse with 60,000 students and more than 300,000 alumni across the globe.
UBC is British Columbia’s oldest institution of higher learning and campuses in Vancouver and Okanagan Valley, Kelowna.
The university strives to be a world leader in sustainability and sustainable development, aiming to meet the needs of the growing student and faculty population while preserving the environment. The Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) building, a recent addition to the Vancouver campus, exemplifies the university’s sustainable practices.