University of British Columbia

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University of British Columbia
motto Tuum est (it's yours)
founding 1908
Sponsorship state
place Vancouver , BC , Canada Branch Offices: Kelowna CanadaCanada 

president Santa J. Ono
Students 61.113
Networks APRU , AUCC , CARL , Universitas 21 , U15 , CWUAA
UBC Campus & Pacific Spirit Park
The lobby of the UBC Life Sciences Center, opened in 2004
Okanagan Campus

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a renowned, public university in the Canadian province of British Columbia . 61,113 students are enrolled at the university. Leiden University (CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016) places UBC in 22nd place in its global ranking. In the humanities and social sciences, UBC ranks 17th among the universities with the strongest influence. The British newspaper The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked the university among the top 200 universities in the world in its annual university ranking, The Times Higher World University Rankings 2011 . In 2011 the university reached 22nd place. This makes it the second best university in Canada after the University of Toronto .


The main campus is located on Point Gray in the University Endowment Lands , an unincorporated area just west of the city of Vancouver . The university has additional facilities at three locations in the city of Vancouver itself; the campus at Vancouver General Hospital , UBC Robson Square in downtown and the campus on the Great Northern Way. Another campus, UBC Okanagan, is located in Kelowna .


The university has the following departments:

  • Faculty of Applied Science (includes engineering, architecture, natural sciences)
  • Faculty of Arts (includes anthropology, linguistics and cultural studies)
  • Sauder School of Business (includes economics and law)
  • Faculty of Medicine (Medical Sciences)
  • Faculty of Education (Pedagogical Sciences)
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The university also has the following colleges:

  • College of Health Disciplines
  • College for Interdisciplinary Studies

Organization and institutes

The 15th President of the University has been Santa J. Ono , previously President of the University of Cincinnati , since August 15, 2016 . In 2009, UBC had 3,694 full-time faculty and 9,727 other full-time employees. By 2016 the number had risen to a total of 15,190. UBC is one of two Canadian universities (alongside McGill University in Montreal ) that is part of the Universitas 21 university network . The University of British Columbia Library is Canada's second largest research library with more than 6.3 million books and magazines, 5.3 million microfilms and millions of other formats. TRIUMF , the largest cyclotron in the world, is also located on the university campus.

View of the northern part of the UBC's Point Gray campus

Graduate school

Postgraduate courses (PhD, MA / MSc) are administered at the University of British Columbia by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Vancouver) or the College of Graduate Studies (Okanagan) in cooperation with the individual faculties and programs. What is special about the UBC is that, in research-based programs, no distinction is made between the level of tuition fees for international and Canadian students, as is otherwise common worldwide. Instead, the tuition fees are relatively affordable compared to other Anglo-American / Commonwealth countries.

Well-known lecturers


Well-known graduates


Web links

Commons : University of British Columbia  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  2. UBC: UBC Overview And Facts 2015/16 . Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  3. Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS): CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016. Accessed on March 11, 2017 .
  4. Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS): CWTS Leiden Ranking 2016. Accessed on March 11, 2017 .
  5. ^ The Times Higher Education Supplement: The World University Rankings 2011/12 ( Memento of September 27, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) . Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  6. UBC: Dr. Santa Ono to become UBC President and Vice Chancellor . Retrieved February 7, 2017.

Coordinates: 49 ° 15 '55 "  N , 123 ° 15' 2"  W.