UBC Science brings together a community of students and scholars internationally recognized for their commitment to discovery and innovation--in the lab and in the classroom.
Home to science at one of the world's top-ranked public universities
Consistently ranked among the world’s top 40 research universities, UBC research prowess is rated best in Canada in physics and astronomy, and marine and environmental sciences by QS World, and in the life sciences by Times Higher Education. UBC’s field normalized academic rankings in science and engineering outpaced all other Canadian universities in 2012.
About UBC Science
A North American leader in transforming science education
UBC Science is a key incubator of educational innovations at UBC and beyond. It's a commitment underscored by the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative and UBC's flexible learning initiative. So far, we've transformed more than 150 science courses, improving the classroom experience of 16,000 UBC undergraduates every year.
Learning at UBC Science
Committed to research excellence within, and across, disciplines
UBC Science faculty members conduct top-tier research in the life, physical, earth and computational sciences. Their discoveries help build our understanding of natural laws—driving insights into sustainability, biodiversity, human health, nanoscience and new materials, probability, artificial intelligence, exoplanets and a wide range of other areas.
Research at UBC Science
A record of engaged innovation
|7,452 undergraduate students|
|806 international undergrads|
|1,417 graduate students|
|410 faculty and 535 staff|
|$100 million annual budget|
|$97 million annual research funding|
|2 Nobel Laureates|
|60 spin-off companies|
|9 industrial research training programs|
|1,750 annual co-op placements|