Since 1915, the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) West Coast spirit has developed a reputation for excellence in research and scholarship, 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. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

Based on two campuses, one in Vancouver, and one in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, UBC is currently celebrating its centennial year. UBC is a global centre for research, teaching and discovery, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world, and among the top 20 public universities in the world.


Vice-President, Research & Innovation

The Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI), who reports to the President and is a member of the University’s senior executive team, will play a pivotal role in advancing the University’s mission, vision and strategic goals, particularly as they relate to the research and innovation agendas of the University across both campuses. The VPRI will also support the BC Government’s newly created innovation network, to be Chaired by UBC’s President, designed to foster greater collaboration between the post-secondary sector and innovation-driven industries.

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