The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre placed in Vancouver (Canada) for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.

Since 1915, our motto, Tuum Est (It is Yours), has been a declaration of our commitment to attracting and supporting those who have the drive to shape a better world. As a result, UBC students, faculty and staff continue to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, placing us at the forefront of discovery, learning and engagement. UBC encourages bold thinking, curiosity and initiative, so you can realize your greatest potential.

Vision

Inspiring people, ideas and actions for a better world.

Purpose

Pursuing excellence in research, learning and engagement to foster global citizenship and advance a sustainable and just society across British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Values

Excellence

A profound and aspirational value: the quality of striving to be, and being, outstanding.