Why UBC?

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Known worldwide and across Canada for its leadership in educational excellence, the University of British Columbia is big, bold and one of our country’s most prestigious research and teaching institutions. UBC regularly ranks among the top 40 universities in the world and consistently places among the top 10 in North American university rankings for commercialization and patenting activities.

Our school has more than 50,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in 12 faculties on two campuses. An additional 300,000 UBC alumni live and work in 120 countries around the globe.  We nurture an environment where innovation and entrepreneurship are celebrated, and where our research, resources and programming work to elevate the human experience.