Life in Vancouver
Explore the Vancouver Campus
Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the world’s most beautiful places to live, work and learn. UBC’s Vancouver campus is situated in the centre of this natural wonder. Surrounded by forests and ocean, this stunning setting is just 30 minutes from Vancouver’s downtown core.
Take the virtual Vancouver Campus Tour and see residences study spots, recreational facilities, lecture halls, academic buildings and more.
Experience the West Coast lifestyle
A temperate year-round climate, more green than you can imagine, and countless outdoor recreation opportunities define the West Coast lifestyle. Vancouver is also home to eclectic neighbourhoods, diverse cultural attractions and outstanding restaurants – all within a safe, healthy and multicultural city.
Be part of a dynamic business ecosystem
Vancouver is a business-friendly city that attracts people and companies from around the world. Strong commercial and cultural connections to the Asia-Pacific region make Vancouver a unique place to study, live and work.
The city is home to a unique ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs: 25% of Canada’s clean-tech companies are based in Vancouver, and it is home to the world’s largest hydrogen and fuel cell industry.
Live in a sustainable city and study on a sustainable campus
Vancouver launched its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan to support its goal of being one of the world’s most sustainable cities by 2020. And UBC was the first Canadian institution to achieve targets set by the Kyoto Protocol.
Volunteer in one of the 26 Engineering Design Teams to work collaboratively on design projects and gain hands-on experience. Get involved in the student organization Women in Engineering (WiE) that advocates for gender diversity and equity in engineering.