The University of British Columbia, is one of Canada’s premier academic institutions. Founded in 1915, it now has two main campuses with over 58,000 students. Consistently rated one of the top cities worldwide for livability and quality of life, Downtown Vancouver is only 6 miles (10 km) from UBC’s main campus. The more recent Okanagan Valley campus, acquired in 2005, is located in Kelowna.
UBC’s programs and research facilities focus on creating a brighter and more sustainable future for the world. Its academic programs are designed to prepare students to become exceptional global citizens who embody the values of a civil and sustainable society. The University’s 12,000 international students are a testament to UBC’s wide international appeal and numerous global partnerships. With dozens of top quality research institutes and facilities, UBC strives to conduct outstanding research across numerous fields to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. Often cooperating with government, business, industry, academic institutions and the general community, UBC endeavors to improve the quality of life through leading-edge research.
The University offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study through Arts, Science, Medicine, Applied Science and the Sauder School of BusinessUBC counts three Canadian Prime Ministers and seven Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and researchers.