University of British Columbia

By Collin Murray

Canada’s largest university campus and the oldest University in the Province of British Columbia, the University of British Columbia was established over a century ago in 1908 and is one of the top schools in the country. UBC is a public research university, known for its programs in both the arts and the sciences, offering a wide variety of major, minor, and undergraduate degrees. The university has two separate campuses—one in Vancouver and one in the Okanagan region of Kelowna, with the overwhelming majority attending classes in Vancouver. As of this year, the Vancouver campus has an enrollment of nearly 57,000, while around 11,000 are enrolled at Okanagan campus, thus offering both large and small school experiences for applicants. 

Outside of the classroom, UBC offers a wide variety of social, recreational, and cultural activities catered towards students and visitors from all walks of life. Places of interest within UBC’s campus include the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Center for Performing Arts, and the Nitobe Memorial Garden. In addition to these attractions, UBC provides a broad range of athletics and recreational activities. Whether you would enjoy a trip to a world-famous museum, a scenic nature walk, a Thunderbirds hockey game at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center, or simple recreational activities at places such as the UBC Aquatic Center or Vancouver’s only public indoor tennis courts, UBC has activities, sports, and recreation for all.