Canadians are an ethnically and culturally varied group, and students from over 140 countries around the world attend UBC. That makes for a culturally diverse experience. Both campuses have clubs and spaces that help students from a variety of backgrounds connect.
There are many on-campus spaces where you can spend time with classmates and study in a relaxing atmosphere. Some are designed especially for the needs of specific groups, but everyone is welcome. Here are just a few:
Among North American cities, Vancouver and Kelowna are some of the safest, with a very high quality of life. The University strives to make sure that students can live, study, and play on campus safely through programs such as Safewalk and the blue phones.
As a public university, UBC is a secular institution, however students are welcome to practice a range of faiths. Opportunities for religious observance are available through the UBC Chaplains, multi-faith spaces, and student-led groups.
More student support
From career support to peer programs, from academic advising to accessibility services, everything students need to thrive is available on UBC’s Student Services websites.