The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
As Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, I would like to extend a warm welcome. Whether you are part of our UBC community, or in the process of joining us — through work, study or partnership — I am proud to welcome you to one of the most vibrant, inspirational places of learning and research in the world.