UBC’s main campus is situated in Vancouver, on Canada’s West Coast. UBC was ranked 34th in the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2008. The university hosts nearly 45,000 students enrolled in 12 faculties on its Vancouver campus. Visit UBC’s home page>>
Community Learning Initiative Leadership Program
This professional development opportunity, the first of its kind in Canada, offers UBC staff and graduate students the chance to explore ideas about leadership through workshops and projects. Participants work in not-for-profit organizations and schools in the community. Projects address issues such as mental health, food security, creek revitalization, and nutrition. Learn more>>
First Nations House of Learning
The mandate of the First Nations House of Learning is to make the University’s vast resources more accessible to Aboriginal Peoples, and to improve the University’s ability to meet the needs of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Its objectives include:
- expand the range and depth of program and course offerings at UBC related to the needs identified by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people and communities in British Columbia.
- identify, support, and promote research that would benefit First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People.
- educate the University Community and the wider community about Aboriginal issues and concerns. Learn more>>
The UBC Farm is a 24 hectare learning and research farm. It is a student-driven initiative where students, faculty, staff, and the local community have been working together to create a place where anyone can come to learn, live and value the connection between land, food and community. The ultimate goal of the farm is to retain and re-create existing farm and forest lands at the University of British Columbia into an internationally significant centre for sustainable agriculture, forestry and food systems. Part of the farm is used by the Aboriginal Community Kitchen Garden Project, a community nutrition project that also provides opportunities for service learning. Learn more>>
UBC-Vancouver Sustainability Initiative
The University of British Columbia has partnered with the city of Vancouver to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage more sustainable community living across this coastal city. The university and city council work on common goals in the areas of climate action, sustainability and green economics. They both work to realise the city’s Greenest City Action Plan, whose ambitious goal is making Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020, and UBC’s Place and Promise Plan, which unites goals in student learning, research excellence and community engagement. A major component of the project is a partnership between the city’s urban forestry programme and UBC, where most of the city’s wood waste will be deposited into the biomass facility on the UBC campus, fuelling biomass-based heat and power. Learn more>>