While British Columbia has a few post-secondary school options, only one is named after the province itself (well, there is the University of Northern British Columbia, but let’s not split hairs here okay?). The University of British Columbia (UBC) is making its name known as a top-notch school. Considered among the top 40 best schools in the world, it’s also among the top 20 public universities worldwide . . . not too shabby!
Located in Vancouver, if you choose to attend this school you can look forward to a temperate climate (think warm, breezy summers and mild, if wet, winters) and a culturally diverse, active city as the backdrop for your educational studies.
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Learn all about ores and valuable minerals and metals via the Mining Engineering program.
UBC’s Department of Economics is ranked top in Canada.
Learn Film Production!
Need to understand what makes people tick? Psychology covers topics from how a neuron fires in the nervous system to how a child develops.
Take the Finance program and learn all about corporate finance, securities and investment management, money and banking, and international finance.
If you wish to work with animals, check out the Applied Animal Biology program.
If you dream of designing your own buildings, why not take Architecture?
Commit to a career advancing oral health and become a Dental Hygienist.
Since the Midwifery program started at UBC in 2002, more than 100 people have applied each year for the 10 first-year spaces available!
Watch your UBC Thunderbirds live on the web.
The Recreation Centre has a whole bunch of services for you: 3 full-sized gyms, instructional courses (try martial arts or belly dancing!), and even a traditional martial arts dojo.
Take a yoga class, learn martial arts, or try badminton, volleyball, or ultimate Frisbee.
Check out The Point, UBC REC’s online magazine for intramurals and other activities.
Want to live on campus? You’ll find everything here from traditional-style residence rooms to apartments, townhouses, and even condominium units. Most first-year students live in Totem Park or Place Vanier.
Peer mentors are paired with new students in the same program at the UBC Okanagan campus.
The bookstore now rents textbooks, saving you up to 55%!
Thinking of attending UBC? Check out their special site for prospective students.
Take a break to read Discorder, one of the few magazines published by a community radio station (it’s been supporting local music for over 25 years!).
The UBC Debate Society’s goal is to be one of the best debating societies in the world.
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University of British Columbia—Vancouver Campus
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
University of British Columbia—Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
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