The University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia

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    2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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    604 822 2211, 250 807 8000
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The University of British Columbia, which came into existence in 1908 as McGill University College of British Columbia, has now become a leading public research University. Located in British Columbia, Canada, adopted its name in 1915. Considered as the oldest research institution for higher learning in British Columbia, UBC ranks highly among the World Universities.

Spread over 990 acres of land, the central campus of UBC is situated in Vancouver on the university endowment lands. The main campus of the university also offers 2 satellite campuses- UBC Robson Square for non-credit and part-time programmes and the other one in Vancouver General Hospital for medical studies. While the other campus in Okanagan is situated on the northeast region of Kelowna.

The university today enrolls more than 60,000 students including more than 12,000 international students coming from around 150 countries. Offering more than 600 Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in majors such as IT, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Linguistics and Applied Technology among others. Whereas, the Okanagan campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Engineering, Nursing, Management and Education.

Also, UBC has introduced over 1200 research projects along with the businesses and has fostered the creation of around 250 companies. In a bid to empower students and researchers with an awareness of the most recent research trends and technical expertise, the university enables enrolled students to make a contribution top their selected field of study.

Over the past decade, UBC alumni and faculty have won numerous Nobel prizes, Rhodes Scholarships, Olympic Medals and myriad fellowships in a number of societies. Notable alumni of UBC includes Justin Trudeau, Kim Campbell, William Gibson and John Turner among others. UBC is now looking forward to become a world-class University in the research arena.