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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.


UBC Science is organized into nine academic departments: Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology and Immunology, Physics and Astronomy, Statistics and Zoology. Together with colleagues in other faculties, UBC Science delivers BSc programs in eighteen discrete disciplines, four innovative interdisciplinary programs, and offers a number of ways to combine study across disciplines.

About the Faculty

7,364 undergraduate students (49% are female), including 450 international students

1,465 graduate students, an increase of more than 30% over the past five years (36% female, 33% are international students)

412 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

1,202 undergraduates and 395 graduate students were awarded UBC science degrees in 2013

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 60 spin-off companies

Research revenues at the Faculty totalled $97 million from government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors in 2013/14

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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