The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.  Since 1915, our motto, Tuum Est (It is Yours), has been a declaration of our commitment to attracting and supporting those who have the drive to shape a better world. UBC students, faculty and staff embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, placing us at the forefront of discovery, learning and engagement. UBC encourages bold thinking, curiosity and initiative, so you can realize your greatest potential.

Research and Learning Environment
As one of the world’s top research universities, UBC attracts the highest calibre research faculty and students and approximately $660 million in research funding annually.

In partnership with universities, industries, government and communities worldwide, our research is advancing new knowledge and has led to countless new products, treatments and services.

Our two campuses and affiliated teaching hospitals attract, nurture and transform more than 64,000 students from Canada and more than 160 countries around the world.

International Engagement
UBC is committed to international engagement that fosters global citizenship and contributes to a better world.  Ranked third worldwide in THE’s 2019 University Impact Rankings, and as North America’s most international university, UBC partners deeply and networks widely to engage on collaborative, multidisciplinary solutions to complex and pressing global challenges.  Our diverse campus community from 160+ countries is making an impact globally and locally through experiential learning programs, research collaborations, and capacity-building activities.

 

Research Strengths: 
Advanced Materials
Brain Health
Cancer
Culture and Diversity
Digital Technologies
Economics and business
Environment
Genomics
Heart and lung
HIV and AIDS