The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities of the world. It is a place where innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn, discover and contribute. UBC is a place of mind.
Established in 1908, UBC offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to more than 56,000 students, including almost 8,500 international students and over 1,000 Aboriginal students. In 2011, the University granted over 11,000 degrees and has 275,000 alumni in 120 countries. Nearly 14,000 faculty and staff and 8,000 student employees work at UBC’s campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna.
UBC contributes strongly to the BC and Canadian economies, with a total economic impact of $10-billion in local income. UBC attracts $550-million per year in research funding from government, industry, and non-profit organizations, through more than 8,000 projects.
A leader in sustainability, UBC was the first Canadian university to achieve targets set by the Kyoto Protocol. In 2012, UBC was recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers.
For the last five consecutive years, UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
For more information about UBC, visit ubc.ca.