The University of British Columbia (UBC), formerly known as the McGill University College of British Columbia, has a well-established tradition of various sectoral research since its founding in 1908. This Canadian research institute is considered a higher education authority. It is one of the highest-ranked universities in the world.
John Joseph, then Governor of British Columbia, realized the need for a higher education institution to serve the local area, and the university was formed following his proposal.
The institute aims to empower students with technical expertise and awareness of the latest research trends and helps them to contribute in their chosen field of study
As one of the oldest universities in Canada, the institute faced rapid expansion in the 20th century and significantly expanded its list of degrees, initially focusing on medicine, theology, and law.
Today, the institute offers over 500 bachelor's and master's degrees in business and technology management, information technology and application technology, liberal arts and science, linguistics, and translation. Over the years, UBC has launched 1,300 research projects in partnership with businesses and encouraged the creation of 200 new companies.
UBC's 1501-acre campus is located in downtown Vancouver, the region's major cultural and economic center, and in the town of Kelowna, near Lake Okanagan in southern British Columbia. With modern sports centers and various student clubs operating on campus, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from skiing, aviation, and archeology.
The university provides state-of-the-art facilities including the National Laboratory for Particle and Atomic Physics (TRIUMF), Canada's second-largest research library with over 7 million publications, and a traditional Japanese botanical garden. House.
Over the years, UBC alumni have won numerous Nobel Prizes, more than 60 Rhodes Scholarships and more than 200 have become partners of the Royal Society of Canada