The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Since 1915, our motto, Tuum Est (It is Yours), has been a declaration of our commitment to attracting and supporting those who have the drive to shape a better world. As a result, UBC students, faculty and staff continue to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, placing us at the forefront of discovery, learning and engagement. UBC encourages bold thinking, curiosity and initiative, so you can realize your greatest potential. The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. Ranked as the 51st best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, the University of British Columbia has an excellent reputation with academics and employers alike and a particularly international faculty. The University of British Columbia excels in a number of subjects, as indicated by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, including:
Mineral and mining engineering
Do You Know With beautiful green campuses in Vancouver and Okanagan, the University of British Columbia is home to a concert hall, a working farm, an Olympic ice hockey venue, Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton, world-class science labs for subatomic physics, and a center for interactive research in sustainability.
Hello friends, 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 and inspirational places of learning and research in the world.
One hundred years after opening its doors for the first time, UBC is proud to be ranked among the best universities around the globe. Working together, our faculty, staff, and students have demonstrated that our pursuit of excellence in learning, teaching, and research is making a lasting and positive difference. As President and Vice-Chancellor, I view myself as a servant leader. That is, I believe my job is to work on behalf of the entire UBC community. I also want to ensure that UBC provides a student experience second to none, integrating research and community engagement with teaching and learning
McGill is a public university, founded in 1821.McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from over 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country.
A Tradition of Success
McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford’s Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas. Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable.
The Best and Brightest & McGill Proud
In addition to a stellar faculty, McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and our commitment to fostering the very best has helped our students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. The prestigious Rhodes scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 145 McGill students.Our university is home to an exceptional collection of students, faculty and staff, and counts itself among the finest research-intensive universities in the world.