The University of British Columbia’s two main campuses—in Vancouver and the Okanagan—attract, nurture, and transform more than 65,000 students from across Canada and over 140 countries around the world.
Located on the western tip of Vancouver’s Point Grey Peninsula—where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner—the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus is ideally situated for inspired learning.
More than 400 hectares in size, the stunning campus is surrounded by forest, creating a sense of remoteness, although Vancouver’s downtown core is just 20 minutes away.
The campus is attended by more than 39,000 undergraduate and nearly 10,000 graduate students, and is home to some outstanding facilities, including leading laboratories, libraries, a concert hall, sports centre, and Canada’s largest teaching museum.
For most of its 100-year history, the Vancouver campus has been located on this same site—an area of the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
An intimate learning community, the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus attracts exceptional students and faculty with bold new ways of thinking.
Purpose-built for the 21st century, the campus opened in Kelowna in 2005 and is now home to more than 9,000 students from throughout the Okanagan region, across Canada, and 80 other countries.
With $19.9 million in annual research funding, and more than 1,247 research projects under way, the Okanagan campus is earning a reputation as an important, respected centre of learning and research.
At the heart of the Okanagan Valley, students are simultaneously surrounded by spectacular natural beauty in an outdoor enthusiast’s playground and at the centre of an urban hot spot in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities.
The $35-million Okanagan Centre for Innovation and 639 tech businesses that contribute $1.3 billion annually to the economy have helped Kelowna become the number one entrepreneurial region in Canada.
Full of shops, museums, galleries, arts venues, and a thriving downtown waterfront, the city has a dynamic and youthful energy. In fact, 25-to-34-year-olds are the fastest growing age group in the region.
The Master of Data Science program is offered at this campus.