The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently declared Canada’s most innovative university by Reuters. Since 1915, UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its 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.

Research and Learning Environment
As one of the world’s top research universities, the University of British Columbia has created positive change at home and abroad for more than a century. Today our two major campuses – in Vancouver and the Okanagan – attract, nurture and transform more than 60,000 students from Canada and more than   140 countries around the world.

International Engagement
Times Higher Education ranks UBC as North America’s most international university. A key player in tackling and solving global problems, we make our international connections a priority, partnering with 10 of the 15 top-ranked universities in the world.
Our students, faculty and staff come from around the world. Almost half our research publications involve international partnerships. Student exchanges and joint-degree programs complement our many international research partnerships, connecting us with top research talent worldwide.


Core Research Strengths: 
Advanced Materials
Brain Health
Culture and Diversity
Digital Technologies
Economics and business
Heart and lung