University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia's oldest university. The university ranks among the top three universities in Canada.[8][9][10][11] With an annual research budget of $600 million, UBC funds over 8,000 projects a year.[4]

University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia coat of arms
MottoTuum Est  (Latin)[1]
Motto in English
It is up to you
It is yours
Established1908; 113 years ago (1908)
Academic affiliations
ACU, APRU, ASAIHL, AUCC, U15
EndowmentCAD$2.33 billion (2020)[2]
BudgetCAD$2.6 billion (2018)[3]
ChancellorSteven Point
PresidentSanta J. Ono
ProvostAndrew Szeri (Vancouver) and Ananya Mukherjee Reed (Okanagan)
Academic staff
5,531 (Vancouver)
526 (Okanagan)[4]
Administrative staff
10,174 (Vancouver)
660 (Okanagan)[4]
Students66,266[5]
Undergraduates44,882 (Vancouver)
8,990 (Okanagan)[5][note 1]
Postgraduates9,981 (Vancouver)
945 (Okanagan)[5]
Location, ,
Canada
  • UBC Point Grey
  • UBC Robson Square
  • UBC–VGH Medical Campus
  • UBC–Great Northern Way

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

  • UBC Okanagan
  • UBC Innovation Library
  • UBC-KGH Clinical Academic Campus
CampusVancouver: 4.020 km2 (993 acres)
Okanagan: 2.086 km2 (515 acres)
LanguageEnglish
NewspaperThe Ubyssey
Colours    Blue and gold[7]
NicknameThunderbird (Vancouver)
Heat (Okanagan)
Sporting affiliations
NAIA, U Sports, CWUAA
Websiteubc.ca

The Vancouver campus is situated adjacent to the University Endowment Lands located about 10 km (6 mi) west of downtown Vancouver.[12] UBC is home to TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, which houses the world's largest cyclotron. In addition to the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, UBC and the Max Planck Society collectively established the first Max Planck Institute in North America, specializing in quantum materials.[13] One of the largest research libraries in Canada, the UBC Library system has over 9.9 million volumes among its 21 branches.[14][15] The Okanagan campus, acquired in 2005, is located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Eight Nobel laureates, 71 Rhodes scholars, 65 Olympians, ten fellows in both American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Royal Society, and 273 fellows to the Royal Society of Canada have been affiliated with UBC.[4] Three Canadian prime ministers, including Canada's first female prime minister, Kim Campbell, and current prime minister, Justin Trudeau, have been educated at UBC.[16]