About UBC Science


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Seeking new knowledge. Creating sweeping innovations.

At UBC Science, outstanding scientists and students strive to unravel the principles that underlie our universe—from the subatomic to the macroscopic, from pure mathematics to biotechnology, from ecosystems to galactic systems. Through the breadth and depth of our academic endeavours and the calibre of the people who make up our community, we take pride in discovering new scientific knowledge and preparing Canada’s—and the world’s—next generation of scientists.

About the Faculty

6,800 undergraduate students (52% are female), including 450 international students

1,293 graduate students, an increase of more than 30% over the past five years (36% female, 33% are international students)

384 full-time equivalent tenure track faculty members

Nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows and research associates work in affiliated laboratories

469 administrative and research staff including research assistants and technicians

1,137 undergraduates and 253 graduate students were awarded UBC science degrees in 2010, including 118 doctoral degrees

Faculty members include one Nobel Laureate, eight Fellows of the Royal Society of London, 60 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, 10 Members of the Order of Canada, and 47 Canada Research Chairs

In the past 50 years, research at the Faculty of Science has generated 50 spin-off companies

Research revenues at the Faculty totalled $86 million from government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors in 2012/13

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

UBC Faculty of Science, Office of the Dean
Earth Sciences Building, 2178-2207 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 | Map to ESB

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