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About UBC

The University of British Columbia 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.

Faculties and schools at UBC’s Vancouver campus
Faculties and schools at UBC’s Okanagan campus


UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono

President’s Welcome

President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono welcomes you to this inspirational place of learning and research.

Read the President’s welcome


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Vision & Values

UBC inspires people, ideas and actions for a better world.

Learn about UBC’s vision, purpose and values


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UBC Global

We are “in service” to the world, collaborating with partners to help build a more just, sustainable society.

Learn about UBC’s international connections


UBC Campuses

Our two major campuses are located in Vancouver and the Okanagan.

Explore UBC campuses

UBC’s Institutional Rankings

World university rankings recognize UBC for its excellence in teaching and research as well as its global impact.

See how UBC places in world university rankings