About UBC

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.

UBC embraces innovation and transforms ideas into action. Since 1915, UBC has been opening doors of opportunity for people with the curiosity, drive and vision to shape a better world.


Inspiring people, ideas and actions for a better world.


Pursuing excellence in research, learning and engagement to foster global citizenship and advance a sustainable and just society across British Columbia, Canada and the world.



A profound and aspirational value: the quality of striving to be, and being, outstanding.


A moral value: the quality of being honest, ethical and truthful.


An essential and learned value: regard felt or shown towards different people, ideas and actions

Academic freedom

A unique value of the academy: a scholar’s freedom to express ideas through respectful discourse and the pursuit of open discussion, without risk of censure.


A personal and public value: being responsible for our conduct and actions and delivering upon our respective and reciprocal commitments.

Our Campuses

Vancouver Campus
Located 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver campus is a spectacular location that is a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to the city — where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. The campus is home to more than 44,000 undergraduate and nearly 10,000 graduate students.
Okanagan Campus
The Okanagan campus is an intimate learning community embracing bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. More than 9,120 students from throughout the Okanagan region, across Canada and 99 other countries are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in eight faculties and schools.

Other UBC Sites

UBC Robson Square

Set in the kaleidoscopic heart of Vancouver, our vibrant learning and conference centre welcomes over 30,000 adult learners a year in daytime, evening and weekend offerings. Our programming covers a broad spectrum from business to the arts with courses in digital media and technology, communications and languages, research and the arts – we truly have it all. Join us and our community partners to enrich your life and further your career.

Centre for Digital Media

As the partnership of UBC, Simon Fraser University, the BC Institute of Technology, Emily Carr University of Art and operating under the GNW Trust, the 18-acre campus is a fusion of top-tier technology, industry, business, the arts and the general community. The ever-evolving campus’s prime catalyst: the Centre for Digital Media and its Masters program.

UBC Faculty of Medicine Across BC

Four university academic and 11 clinical academic campuses, 17 affiliated regional centres, 65 plus community education and rural/remote sites; spread province wide and yet fully integrated by technology, innovation and quiet passion, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is greater than the sum of its parts and for our students, a truly unique and varied skein of education and experiences.

Asia Pacific Regional Office

Officially opened in 2005 and based in Hong Kong SAR, the APRO is UBC’s seasoned ‘window’ into Asia Pacific and what is arguably the world’s most dynamic region. Not just to observe but to do: active throughout Asia, the cross-cultural APRO serves and assists alumni and development activities, academic programs, student recruitment, research and other endeavours.

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