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2012 UNDERGRADUATE VIEWBOOK THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CANAdA VANCOUVER OkANAgAN

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE TOP 40 UNIVERsITIEs IN THE WORLD.
Vancouver campus: surrounded by ocean, mountains, and forest

CONTENTs

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CONNECT HERE gO ANYwHERE
Ideas People Place Maps

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Academic programs Vancouver campus Okanagan campus General admission requirements

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Faculty requirements for Canadian school systems Vancouver campus Okanagan campus Faculty requirements for international school systems

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CAMPUS gUIdE
Our campuses Vancouver campus Okanagan campus Everything you need to thrive

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Vancouver campus Okanagan campus English Language Admission Standard

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Living on campus Sports, recreation, and clubs

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Tuition and financial planning

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PROgRAMS ANd AdMISSIONS gUIdE
How to apply

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UBC AT A gLANCE

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CONNECTIONS FOR LIFE

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UBC Is WHERE YOU’LL CONNECT TO YOUR FUTURE.
At UBC, you’re connected to ideas that win international recognition. You collaborate with some of the brightest minds from across Canada and over 140 countries around the globe. You gain inspiration from living in a place of amazing geographic and cultural diversity. Consistently ranked as one of the top 40 universities in the world, UBC is a truly unique experience. It’s where academics, research, people, and location come together to help you shape your future—your education, your career, and your experiences. UBC will help you connect to the person you want to become.

University Centre, Okanagan campus

CONNECT TO IDEAs
Education is about more than just textbooks, labs, and lectures. Here, students work directly with professors and researchers on real-world challenges—and many innovative solutions come from students themselves. As a leading research university, UBC is where you’ll put your education into action and help develop exciting ideas that have the potential to change lives.

CONNECT TO PEOPLE
From across Canada and around the globe, notable scientists, scholars, artists, writers, and students are drawn here. They bring with them diverse perspectives that will become part of your experience, just as you’ll become a part of theirs. While it’s true that UBC professors are leaders in their fields, students here learn not only from their professors, but also from each other. And after graduation, you’ll be connected to a global alumni network of over 250,000 people in over 140 countries.

CONNECT TO PLACE
Both UBC campuses are part of thriving communities that stimulate the mind unlike anywhere else. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city renowned for its vibrant culture in a setting of coastal beauty. The Okanagan Valley is a sunny region of lakes and mountains—a scenic backdrop for arts festivals and year-round outdoor recreation. But these campuses are just starting points, thanks to the kinds of local opportunities and international connections that UBC provides.

FACTs

• Comprehensive public research university • Four-year undergraduate (bachelor) degrees • Instruction in English • Almost 32,000 undergraduate students at the Vancouver campus • Over 6,500 undergraduate students at the Okanagan campus

IDEAs
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AT UBC, YOU’RE CONNECTED TO sOME OF THE MOsT TALKED-ABOUT IDEAs IN THE WORLD.

Great ideas come out of UBC. Something inspiring happens in a culture that fosters academic rigour and creativity. UBC is full of students and professors who are collaborative, innovative, and open to new ways of thinking. So you’ll not only be exposed to ideas that have an impact on local and global communities, you’ll become a part of them—and even create your own.
FACTs

SUSTAINABLE THINkINg UNdERgRAdUATE STUdENT RESEARCH
It isn’t just about opportunities to listen and learn. It’s about becoming a part of the conversation. As an undergraduate at UBC, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to practical, hands-on research. Undergraduate Research Awards encourage students to begin finding innovative UBC has set one of the most ambitious agendas on emissions and sustainability of any university in the world, with the highest rating among Canadian universities in the U.S.-based College Sustainability
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Report Card. The UBC Climate Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 60% below 2007 levels by 2020, and to eliminate them entirely by 2050. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to factor ecological, social, and economic consequences into all of their personal, academic, and professional decisions.
FACTs

• Consistently ranked among the top 40 universities worldwide (Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities; Times Higher Education Supplement) • Six Rhodes Scholars in the last six years

• Over 99% of full-time professors have PhDs—the highest rate in Canada • 18 faculties, 14 schools, 3 colleges • 187 undergraduate programs, 150 master’s programs, 95 doctoral programs

solutions to many of the issues we face today. And no matter what your field of study, the annual Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference will give you a forum to present your research findings, analysis, or case study to the academic community.
FACTs

INTERdISCIPLINARY LEARNINg
At UBC, you are encouraged to bridge your studies across disciplines. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences encompasses two fields in one integrated learning environment. Arts One, Science One, Engineering One, and other interdisciplinary programs explore traditional subject matter through a rich variety of new perspectives.

• In 1997, became Canada’s first university with a sustainable development policy • Opened Canada’s first Sustainability Office in 1998 • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 25% over the past 16 years • 300 courses include sustainability-related content • UBC Sustainability Pledge is an initiative for students, faculty, and staff to inspire action toward sustainable living

• Over $549 million in research funds (2010) • Ranks ahead of MIT and Stanford in U.S. patents filed and start-ups formed per US$100 million of research funding • Each year, Celebrate Research Week invites all students to attend free lectures by Nobel laureates

REsEARCH & INNOVATION

CULTURE & CREATIVITY

sUsTAINABILITY

wORk AT UBC LEd TO A NOBEL PRIzE IN CHEMISTRY
When Dr. Michael Smith received a Nobel Prize in 1993 for his contributions to genetic engineering, it was a mark of excellence for his work, his team, and his university. Today, the laboratory that bears his name is a leading facility in the field. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

wINNINg THE wAR ON HIV
The research led by UBC Clinical Associate, Professor Evan Wood, has helped substantially reduce HIV transmission and drug overdose rates. That’s why the British Medical Journal named him 2010 Junior Doctor of the Year, from a field of 100 high-achieving physicians. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

STUdENT CREATES BRILLIANT NEw PATINAS
While artificial patinas are valued for giving an antique look to metals, they often use highly toxic materials. UBC student, Ashley Devantier, knew she could do better. She brought art and science together to invent a rainbow of less toxic alternatives. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

ECOLOgICAL FOOTPRINT wAS BORN AT UBC
In 1990, Dr. William Rees and doctoral student Mathis Wackernagel introduced a new way to measure human demands on the planet. Their Ecological Footprint analysis is now a routine method used for thinking and talking about sustainability. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

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GREAT IDEAs COME FROM THE CONNECTIONs BETWEEN GREAT PEOPLE.
UBC is where great people are accessible and approachable. Here, you’ll be connected to a diverse community involved in leading-edge work, which includes professors, researchers, and students, as well as a globe-spanning alumni network.

MEET YOUR CLASSMATES UNdERgRAdUATE SOCIETIES
Most faculties at UBC have undergraduate societies or student associations that bring people together, inside and outside of the classroom. Every year, for example, the Engineering Undergraduate Society invites student teams to compete in engineering challenges. Past challenges have included human-powered helicopters and submarines. Visit UBC online and watch students talk about their university

FACTs

STUdENT SPACES
When you have a busy student schedule, having a comfortable home away from home is important. At UBC’s on-campus gathering spaces, you can eat lunch, spend time with classmates, and study in a relaxing atmosphere. Some spaces like the International Student Collegium on the Okanagan campus or the First Nations Longhouse on the Vancouver campus are designed especially for the needs of specific student groups, but everyone is welcome.

experiences, including what they love about learning here. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

Teaching • Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 • Average first-year class size: 105 students • Average fourth-year class size: 32 students • Average lab, seminar, and discussion group size: 26 students

Alumni • 250,000 active alumni in over 140 countries • Two Prime Ministers of Canada are alumni, including Canada’s first woman prime minister • To help build networks and develop leadership, UBC’s Tri-Mentoring program matches upper-year students with a faculty or industry mentor and a lower-year student

FACTs

Vancouver campus: 32,000 undergraduate students Okanagan campus: 6,500 undergraduate students • Students come from across Canada and over 140 countries • 11.9% of Vancouver students and 21.2% of Okanagan students are from other Canadian provinces and territories • 15.7% of Vancouver students and 7.4% of Okanagan students are international • Over 90% of first-year, full-time students go on to second year

TEACHING EXCELLENCE

INTERNATIONAL IMPACT

PROFESSOR LEAdS IN HIS FIELd AS wELL AS IN THE CLASSROOM
You might expect the man who designed Canada’s first space telescope to be intimidating, but Dr. Jaymie Matthews earned two prestigious teaching awards with his easygoing and approachable teaching style—both in the classroom and in the lab. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

NOBEL LAUREATE REINVENTS HOw SCIENCE IS TAUgHT
The Science Education Initiative, founded by Nobel laureate, Dr. Carl Wieman, is changing the way science and other subjects are taught at UBC. A study in the journal Science has shown its pioneering approach is nearly twice as effective as traditional methods. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

CANAdIAN ALUMNUS TAkES HER UBC EdUCATION FAR
When she was going to high school in Calgary, Simin Radmanesh probably didn’t imagine she’d one day be a deputy editor with The Economist, reporting to the CEO. But that’s been just one step in her journey from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

NURSINg gRAdUATE IMPROVES THE LIVES OF wOMEN IN AFRICA
A graduate of the Okanagan campus, Vida Yakong is hard at work studying reproductive health in Ghana. Vida spearheads Project GROW, which aims to improve the health and economic situation of women in the northern villages of Nyobok and Nksenzie. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

PLACE
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CAMPUsEs sHOULD BE PLACEs THAT sTIMULATE THE MIND, WHILE CHALLENGING YOU TO GET OUT THERE AND TAKE ON THE WORLD.

LOCAL ANd gLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
An education at UBC reaches far beyond the campus through local and global experiences. UBC Learning Exchange gives you the power to make a difference in the local community while Go Global lets you meet degree requirements through volunteering, working, or studying at one of 168 partner universities in 38 countries. And with UBC Co-operative Education, you can combine your studies with paid work experience in your field. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/programs-and-resources.html
FACTs Vancouver campus Vancouver Okanagan campus Okanagan Lake

Life at UBC offers choices at every turn. You can begin by choosing a big campus in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, or a smaller campus in a friendly city where you’ll quickly become part of a supportive community. Vancouver and the Okanagan both have relatively mild climates and diverse surroundings—you’ll be inspired by all the wonderful things to see and do. With a range of academic exchange, co-operative education, community engagement, and international volunteer programs, you’ll quickly find that UBC campuses are places from which you can start a journey to anywhere.

VANCOUVER CAMPUS
UBC’s Vancouver campus is located on traditional territory long inhabited by the Musqueam people. Generations taught their culture and history to Musqueam youth right here on these lands. Today, that tradition continues, and with a student population of over 40,000, the campus is like a picturesque little city. With popular beaches, international food, and a lively social scene, the campus is so easy to live on that some students say they hardly need to leave. When you do want to venture off campus, hop on a bus and within 30 minutes you’ll be in downtown Vancouver—one of the most culturally diverse cities in North America, filled with world-class recreational and cultural attractions. Continue just beyond the city and you’ll find yourself in some of the most stunning scenery in the world, including famed mountain resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb.
FACTs

OkANAgAN CAMPUS
The Okanagan campus is on the traditional territory of the Okanagan people, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is maintained in UBC’s respect for sustainability. Studying at the Okanagan campus means you’ve chosen an intimate, student-centred environment with new state-of-the-art facilities, all built to the highest sustainability standards. In no time at all, you’ll recognize lots of friendly faces on campus. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, the campus is in Kelowna. It’s one of Canada’s friendliest and liveliest smaller cities, right at the centre of a popular recreational region. During the brilliant summers, you can explore long stretches of lakeside sandy beaches and endless trails for mountain biking. In the winter, ideal skiing and snowboarding conditions draw people from all around the world to mountain resorts such as Big White and Silver Star.

• 168 study-exchange partner universities in 38 countries • International volunteer opportunities currently in six countries • Co-operative education in most programs • The Student Leadership Conference is UBC’s largest student-run conference, where more than 1,200 delegates lead peer-to-peer learning experiences and connect with alumni and faculty

Vancouver city population: 2.1 million Kelowna city population: over 100,000

sPORTs

sUsTAINABILITY

REsEARCH & INNOVATION

INTERNATIONAL

THUNdERBIRd ATHLETE HOLdS wORLd SwIMMINg RECORd
She competed at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, and she’s already known to swimming fans across the world as the world record holder in the 200-metre-long course breaststroke. But UBC Thunderbird Annamay Pierse is just getting started. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

UBC dEVELOPS NORTH AMERICA’S gREENEST BUILdINg
New to the Vancouver campus, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability is a unique building. It doesn’t just set a new standard for energy and water use—it also serves as a living laboratory for exploring ways to set the bar even higher. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

STUdENT BRINgS SAFETY TO BIg MOUNTAIN AIR
After a snowboarding accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, 25-year-old Aaron Coret had an idea that would let others try big tricks without risking big injuries. His invention, the Landing Pad, is now found in mountain resorts all over the world. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

FROM A UBC LAB, A TINY TREE IS TACkLINg wORLd HUNgER
One breadfruit tree can mean up to 200 kilograms of nutritious food per year, but the trees are tough to cultivate. From her Okanagan lab, Dr. Susan Murch is working with researchers and UBC students to grow and distribute the trees on a large scale. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

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FLIGHT TIMEs TO VANCOUVER
Transfer might be required

It’s true that there’s no substitute for being here in person. But this guide will introduce you to what it’s like to study and live here, and help to prepare you for the journey you’re about to begin.
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VANCOUVER KELOWNA TORONTO SEATTLE 5 HOURS 1 HOUR LOS ANGELES 2.5 HOURS NEW YORK 5 HOURS LONDON 9.5 HOURS MOSCOW 15 HOURS

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THE VANCOUVER AND OKANAGAN CAMPUsEs EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO THRIVE LIVING ON CAMPUs sPORTs, RECREATION, AND CLUBs

BEIJING 10.5 HOURS

TOKYO 9.75 HOURS

HONG KONG 11.5 HOURS MEXICO CITY 5.5 HOURS NAIROBI 18 HOURS

NEW DELHI 20 HOURS ABU DHABI 17 HOURS

SYDNEY 18.5 HOURS

SÃO PAULO 15 HOURS

JOHANNESBURG 20 HOURS

FLIGHT TIMEs TO KELOWNA

EDMONTON
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PACIFIC OCEAN

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA CALGARY

VANCOUVER ISLAND

VANCOUVER
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GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMPUs

KELOWNA
There’s a lot to explore on UBC’s two campuses: the Museum of Anthropology, which is Canada’s largest teaching museum; TRIUMF®, one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories; the 22 branches of the UBC Library, with a collection of over 12 million items; or the Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research, which uses an advanced geothermal energy-saving system. Here are three ways you can explore what interests you at UBC: Virtual tours Take an online tour of both campuses: • Vancouver campus: students.ubc. ca/youbc/va/virtualtour • Okanagan campus: students.ubc. ca/youbc/ok/virtualtour Mobile app Browse photos, watch videos, create a youbc account, and check out maps and campus events with the UBC mobile app: • itunes.com/apps/ universityofbritishcolumbia In person If you’re able to come to Vancouver or the Okanagan, register for a free campus tour at: • you.ubc.ca/ubc/tour/ campustours.ezc Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Vancouver campus

VICTORIA
CANADA/U.S. BORDER
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SEATTLE

WASHINGTON STATE IDAHO

MONTANA

PORTLAND
OREGON

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Vancouver enjoys a temperate climate with many sunny days and mild winters. Sure, it rains here—but that’s why it’s so green. When the sun is out the views will stop you in your tracks. Summer Average 19° C (66° F) Winter Average 4.5° C (40° F)

In the summer, Kelowna is sunny, warm and dry, with an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine. The winters are cool, with high-elevation conditions that make for fantastic skiing and snowboarding. Summer Average 25° C (77° F ) Winter Average -1° C (30° F)

VANCOUVER
SEA TO SkY COUNTRY
UBC’s Vancouver campus rises from the ocean’s edge on the Point Grey peninsula, and is surrounded by 750 hectares (1,800 acres) of forest parkland. Yet it’s also close to everything: you can go from exploring a rainforest trail in Pacific Spirit Park to relaxing on Jericho Beach, to shopping on popular Robson Street, all in one day. Vancouver itself is a safe and vibrant metropolis, consistently rated one of the best places to live in the world. It was the host city of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It’s also strikingly diverse, with 40% of the population having been born outside Canada. Add world-class recreational and cultural attractions, and give it a spectacular setting between the Pacific Ocean and the towering Coast Mountains, and what you get is the full Vancouver experience.

THINGs TO DO

OKANAGAN
LANd OF SUNSHINE
As the largest city in the always-sunny Okanagan Valley, Kelowna provides UBC’s Okanagan campus with a compact and relaxed community offering the benefits of city living. Kelowna is a one-hour flight from Vancouver, Calgary, and Seattle, or a scenic four-hour drive from Vancouver. As one of Canada’s top tourist destinations, the Okanagan Valley features a 135-kilometre (85-mile) lake that draws many visitors for relaxation and play. It’s a diverse natural region, with sandy beaches, rolling hills, organic farms and gardens, dramatic orchards, and snow-capped mountains—so there’s something to look forward to all year round. Kelowna is also home to a rich cultural scene with a wealth of galleries, museums, theatres, studios, and unique shops.

THINGs TO DO

Skiing near Vancouver

Downtown Kelowna

Hike, mountain bike, ski, snowboard, and snowshoe at nearby Grouse, Seymour, and Cypress mountains. UBC students have their own lodge at the world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb mountain resort, available as a low-cost getaway. Visit trendy neighbourhoods such as Kitsilano, Gastown, and Yaletown for shops, restaurants, and cafés; Granville Island for the city’s biggest public market; Commercial Drive for a variety of Italian or Mexican food; and Chinatown for summer night markets and the Chinese New

Explore the city’s many museums, art galleries, music venues, cinemas, and theatres. Cheer on a top-tier professional sports team, including the Vancouver Whitecaps (soccer), the Vancouver Canucks® (hockey), and the BC Lions® (Canadian football). Try sea kayaking, whale watching, surfing, or whitewater rafting, all within city limits or hours of the city. Boating, swimming, waterskiing, and other water sports are popular all summer long. The waterfront offers outdoor yoga, volleyball games, and miles of parkland right in the city. Enjoy ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding in the winter, with three outstanding mountain
GETTING AROUND Okanagan campus

Vancouver campus

Visit the cultural district and downtown Kelowna for cafés, shops, artist studios and galleries, independent bookstores, and local theatres. Cycle, hike, or rock climb around Knox Mountain or the Kettle Valley Railway Trestles for panoramic views of the region.

GETTING AROUND

resorts—Big White®, Silver Star, and Apex—all within one hour’s drive from campus.

UBC encourages all students to choose sustainable transit options. And there are plenty to choose from. Your student fees include an unlimited transit pass called the U-Pass. With 14 bus routes from UBC, as well as dedicated bike lanes and on-campus parking for car-poolers, getting around is easy.

Year Parade.
Buses to all areas of Kelowna leave frequently from the campus bus loop. An unlimited transit pass, called the U-Pass, is included in your student fees. There are also dedicated bike routes and on-campus parking.

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Student orientations Imagine (Vancouver) and Create (Okanagan) orientation programs help you get to know the people, places, activities, and resources on campus. If you’re new to Canada, you’ll also learn about study permits, entry visas, health insurance, and employment during GALA and Jump Start. Academic support and resources Connect with professors, instructors, and teaching assistants, and learn about programs, workshops, and online resources that are designed to support your academic success. International House, First Nations Longhouse, and the Collegia UBC provides dedicated spaces on both campuses where students can get peer support and make social connections. Go Global, Co-operative Education, Learning Exchange Enrich your degree program: include competitively available Co-op Education, paid career-related employment for up to three terms, through all major faculties, including Arts; Go Global, for full credit study exchange at any of 168 partner institutions in 38 countries, or project volunteering overseas; and Learning Exchange, involvement in the local community. Access and diversity UBC is an inclusive environment in which all students can thrive, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability-related barriers. Extensive library and learning resources are available to support individual student needs. For more information, visit connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/support-for-students.html

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO THRIVE
At UBC, you’ll make connections with students from all over the world. whether from Canada or Qatar, America or Argentina, Sweden or Singapore, you’ll share the passion to learn, and the mutual respect in which to thrive. You’ll also find every opportunity to succeed, with a wide range of student programs to support you and accessible professors to inspire you.

HEALTH ANd wELLNESS
Live well, learn well. Your physical and mental well-being are keys to your academic success, and UBC is dedicated to making sure that every student has a set of those keys. All students have convenient access to health clinics on campus, together with other services necessary to maintain your well-being, including confidential counselling services, peer-led wellness workshops, a variety of health initiatives, plus a wealth of online resources.

CULTURAL dIVERSITY
Canadians are an ethnically and culturally varied group, and students from over 140 countries around the world attend UBC. That means the UBC experience is a culturally diverse one, built on respect and inclusion. Both campuses offer social and cultural clubs and centres that help students from a variety of backgrounds connect. The Aboriginal community—made up of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students from across the country—is also very active here, with cultural, social, and academic events happening throughout the year. There are dedicated website portals for Aboriginal students at aboriginal.ubc.ca and ubc.ca/okanagan/students/aboriginal

SAFETY
Among North American cities, Vancouver and Kelowna enjoy some of the safest and highest-quality living environments. On campus, UBC takes a pro-active approach to safety. With programs such as Safewalk (in which volunteer teams walk with students around campus at night) and the campus blue phones (which immediately connect students to campus security at the push of a button), UBC strives to ensure that students can live, study, and play safely.
sTUDENT PROFILE sTUDENT PROFILE

ELLE-MÁIJÁ APINISkIM TAILFEATHERS
“I learned invaluable skills and worked with an amazingly supportive team; I’ll carry those memories for the rest of my life.”
When Máijá came to UBC, she quickly found a community at the First Nations Longhouse. There, a Work Study position as a communications assistant let her hone her filmmaking skills while making global connections. In fact, Máijá’s experience has been all about
HOME COUNTRY

BROOkE BAILEY
“I got to meet and work with people from all over the world who want to make a difference… The connections you make are amazing.”
Like many at UBC, alumnus Brooke Bailey
Canada
PROGRAM

RELIgION
As a public university, UBC is a secular institution. Its students practise a range of faiths and forms of religious expression. Opportunities for religious observance are available under the guidance of the UBC Chaplains, representing Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Unitarian/Universalist, and Baha’i faiths. Multi-faith spaces and student groups provide many further opportunities.

believes that travel is an indispensable part of education. That’s why she applied for a travel subsidy that would let her supplement her studies with an overseas volunteering experience. After exploring what seemed like countless options, she chose a conservation organization called Edge of Africa. In South Africa, Brooke worked alongside conservationists feeding baby elephants, tracking cheetahs, and giving medical care to a giraffe. It was exactly the kind of handson experience she needed to cement her plans to study veterinary medicine. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

HOME COUNTRY

Canada
PROGRAM

First Nations Studies, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies
ACTIVITIEs

Biology, Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
ACTIVITIEs

Longhouse, Vancouver campus

Nsyilxcen street signs, Okanagan campus

connecting people. Last year, she and seven other students organized the first Global Indigenous Conference, generating dialogue on issues common to Indigenous peoples. Now she’s building on that dialogue with “Bloodland,” her short film about the impact of oil exploration on the Kainai (Blood) Nation in Alberta. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

Global Indigenous Conference

Wildlife management and Varsity Outdoors Club

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In every residence you’ll find Residence Advisors (RAs) to help answer your questions and provide advice on living at UBC. The RAs also plan a variety of events to help residents meet new people, try new activities, and learn new skills. For more information visit www.housing.ubc.ca

LIVING ON CAMPUs
Living on campus is a great way to experience UBC. You’ll get to know people quickly and make friends right away. Both campuses have student lounges and fitness centres, easy internet access, and a choice of meal plans for students living in residences. Residence Life staff and activities will support your success—plus, you’ll be close to all the other activities, clubs, and resources your campus offers.

OkANAgAN CAMPUS
RESIdENCES
The Okanagan campus offers a variety of options including traditional single rooms, studios, one-bedroom apartments, and four-bedroom (quad) apartments. All are conveniently located close to all classes and student services. Room assignments come with a single bed, desk, chair, and closet, and some have additional furnishings and kitchen facilities in which to cook your meals.

dININg

VANCOUVER CAMPUS
RESIdENCES
Most first-year students live in the Place Vanier or Totem Park residences. These are shared or single rooms, and you have the option of co-ed or single-sex residences. All room assignments include a single bed, desk, chair, and bookshelves. Students in upper years can choose from apartment and townhouse-style residences that include kitchen facilities in which to cook your meals.

There are a wide variety of places for you to eat on campus, including the Sunshine Café in the Administration Building and the new Green Thread Market Kitchen, a sustainability-focused café in the University Centre. Coffee shops, juice bars, and sandwich shops are also available. Food services on campus use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and only serve Fair Trade coffee. It’s all convenient and accessible, thanks to your flexible meal plans.

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Marine Drive residence, Vancouver campus

Cascades residence, Okanagan campus

“There are so many different clubs and fun events year-round on campus. Joining a club is a great way to meet people and make friends. I joined the Aikido Club; it was hard, but it was a lot of fun. during winter there are ski trips to Big white or Silver Star. In summer there are trips to Osoyoos for Aboriginal study. If you want to participate, there is always something to do.”
Tony Ge, Student

SUUd NAHdI
“The Okanagan campus is a small community, and that’s where its magic lies.”
Suud had a head start at UBC, taking second-year courses in his first year. At the Aga Khan high school in Tanzania, he received advanced credit as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Suud comes from a small community, and enjoys the intimate size of the Okanagan campus and the personal attention he gets from his professors. Living in the spacious residences certainly helped him get settled and make lots of good friends quickly. He also found the time to organize the first ever Africa Awareness Week on campus. His efforts were recognized with the Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award for helping to enhance student life. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html
HOME COUNTRY

dININg
Flexible meal plans for students in residence make it convenient to eat on campus when and where you want. Dining rooms offer a varied and everchanging menu with options for everyone, including vegetarians, vegans, and students with special dietary requirements. UBC’s dining services use freerange eggs, local poultry and milk, locally roasted Fair Trade organic coffee, and other locally sourced ingredients, where possible. Explore the campus and you’ll find 30 other food service locations serving up sushi, falafels, pub food, sandwiches, and more.

Tanzania
PROGRAM

“Residence advisors help ease the transition into university life for incoming students by planning community programs that encourage residents to learn, grow, and make friends. Advisors provide ongoing support throughout the school year to residents by raising awareness about the myriad campus resources, and providing assistance in dealing with personal, academic, and administrative concerns.”
Kaleigh Nevin, Residence Advisor

Biochemistry, with a medical concentration, Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
ACTIVITIEs

Africa Awareness Week, Arab Student Association

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• Day of the Longboat, a 10-person voyageur canoe race • UBC Triathlon Duathlon, North America’s largest indoor triathlon • Storm the Wall, the biggest intramural event in North America • Lace Up for Kids, an ice-skating fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital

sPORTs, RECREATION, AND CLUBs
At UBC, you’ll quickly discover many ways to get involved. whether you’re interested in sports, recreational activities, clubs, or the fine arts, you’ll put the principles of leadership and teamwork into action—building skills as vital as those learned in the classroom. with hundreds of clubs and dozens of varsity and recreational athletic teams, if you can think of it, you’ll find it at UBC.

• Okanagan Cycling Expo, a three-day event that raises awareness of cycling as an alternate means of transportation

FEATURED CLUBs AND COURsE UNIONs

• Dance Club • Ski and Board Club • Sociology Course Union

VARSITY
Our 37 varsity athletic teams have claimed 95 championships—the highest of any Canadian university. If you’re a sports fan, that’s a lot of reasons to come cheer them on throughout the year. If you’re an athlete, that’s a lot of reasons to look forward to open tryouts at the start of the season. UBC Vancouver Thunderbirds Compete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Baseball (men’s) Basketball Cross-country Field hockey Football (men’s) Golf Ice hockey Rowing Rugby Soccer Softball (women’s) Swimming Track & field Volleyball UBC Okanagan Heat Compete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. Basketball Golf Rugby Soccer Volleyball

• Cycling Club • Model United Nations Society • Film Society • Undergraduate Research Society

SPORTS
From Olympic champions to professional sports superstars, UBC connects you to its tradition of sporting excellence. The University has produced 195 Olympic athletes, won 22 national swimming titles in the last 13 years, and claimed multiple championships in basketball, golf, soccer, volleyball, rowing, and field hockey over the past decade. With the only Canadian university baseball program, UBC boasts a list of Major League Baseball draftees that includes 2008 World Series opener Jeff Francis.

sTUDENT PROFILE

sTUDENT PROFILE

CHRISTINE REFFO
“Coming to UBC, I would absolutely recommend that you get involved. It’s so much fun and you meet a ton of people.”
You might find Christine in the Student Recreation Centre, but she’s more likely to be spotted at one of the many events UBC hosts throughout the year. As a director with UBC REC, Christine is actively involved in Storm the Wall, North America’s largest intramural event in which 2,500 UBC students swim, sprint, bike, run, and climb over a 12-foot wall. With her involvement in UBC REC, Christine gains invaluable management skills and experience leading teams, which help to enhance her education in the Sauder School of Business. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html
HOME COUNTRY

NATHAN LEE
“In my first year, after some really cool biology and physics classes, I had a few great professors point me toward biophysics.”
Having grown up in Richmond, British
Italy
PROGRAM

RECREATION
Both of our campuses have a wide selection of intramurals, leagues, tournaments, and special events. As one of Canada’s largest university recreational programs, UBC REC on the Vancouver campus manages more than 30 annual special events, leagues in eight sports and over 50 fitness, dance, and martial arts classes. The Okanagan campus also features a growing number of programs that celebrate its unique spirit.

FACILITIES
Our world-class sports facilities include an aquatic centre, gymnasium, winter sports centre (which was a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games), football stadium, recreation centre, rowing centre and boathouse, tennis centre, all-weather baseball diamond, synthetic turf running facility, and field sports ground.

Columbia, Nathan’s choice to attend UBC was an easy one. It wasn’t just because the University is nearby, however. Nathan wanted the broadest possible experience, one that would allow him to find his true passion with a wide selection of leadingedge science programs. That’s exactly how things worked out. By getting involved first with the Science Undergraduate Society, and then with the Biophysics Student Society, Nathan found himself with a close group of friends and classmates who shared his academic as well as his personal interests. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

HOME COUNTRY

Canada
PROGRAM

Sauder School of Business
ACTIVITIEs

Honours in Biophysics, Faculty of Science
ACTIVITIEs

CLUBS ANd COURSE UNIONS
With over 300 student-run clubs and course unions spread across both campuses, you will find plenty of people who share some of your unique interests. Explore a diverse range of areas including academics, community service, cultural identity, arts and performance, political and social action, science, and special interest groups. And in the unlikely event that you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always consider starting your own through your student union.

UBC REC

Science Undergraduate Society, Biophysics Student Society, Tennis Club

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Getting into university requires careful preparation. This section shows you how to select your program and complete your application to UBC.
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HOW TO APPLY (IN FIVE sTEPs) ACADEMIC PROGRAMs GENERAL ADMIssION REQUIREMENTs FACULTY REQUIREMENTs ENGLIsH LANGUAGE ADMIssION sTANDARD TUITION AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

PROGRAMs AND ADMIssIONs GUIDE
Lorum ipsum dolore est PROGRAM BAsICs Faculty One of the University’s 18 major academic divisions, conducting research and teaching in its academic field (e.g., Faculty of Science, Faculty of Management). Each faculty is responsible for its degree programs, and for admitting students. Program The academic study you need to achieve a specific degree, such as Bachelor of Commerce in the Sauder School of Business. Major Defined areas of study in a given degree program, such as a major in Political Science, in the Bachelor of Arts program. Students decide on a major in either their second or third year. Minor A defined subject of study outside a major, of sufficient credit value to be included in the final degree transcript as a minor. Some subjects are offered only as a minor, such as Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Courses Classes of study with a specific topic focus. They are designated by year level: 100-level in first year, 200-level in second year, and so on. Degree programs specify core (required) courses, and also allow a number of free-choice (elective) courses. Credits The value of individual courses, from one to six credits, which are combined to meet the minimum requirement for graduation in a program—usually 120 credits.

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sTEP 1
CHOOSE YOUR PROgRAM ANd CAMPUS
Each campus has a distinct range of degree programs. Take a look at the listings on the following pages, and decide which program(s) on which campus(es) interests you the most. Vancouver campus programs: page 26 Okanagan campus programs: page 28 On your application to UBC you’ll be able to state a first and second choice of program. It’s fine to select two programs in a different faculty or campus. Your second choice won’t be considered unless you’re unsuccessful in your first choice, so be sure to make the first choice your preferred option. UBC bachelor’s (undergraduate) degrees typically take four years to complete, and most programs allow a lot of flexibility. There are several optional first-year programs, and you’re encouraged to take elective courses outside your faculty. In choosing your degree subject, you may be able to take a multidisciplinary major, a dual degree, or an honours program. Note that for most programs you do not need to choose a specialization (major) right away. To get to know UBC’s faculties in more detail, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/program.do

sTEP 2
CHECk THE REQUIREMENTS
You need to meet the general, faculty, and English language requirements in order to be considered for admission:

sTEP 3
APPLY ONLINE ANd PAY THE FEE
If you wish to begin your studies in September 2012, you should apply between September 2011 and January 31, 2012. Use your official name (the one that appears on your birth certificate and/or passport).

we welcome applications from well-qualified Canadian residents, international students, and Canadian students studying outside Canada. You should be aware that UBC receives many more applicants than the University can admit, and admission is competitive. The Undergraduate Admissions office makes most offers of admission from January through May. You can help ensure a timely decision by submitting your application and supporting documentation as far in advance of the January 31, 2012 deadline as possible. Applicants to UBC are evaluated on the basis of a broad range of criteria indicative of their readiness for university studies. These may include academic performance in specific courses, the strength of their overall program of studies, and other indicators of personal preparedness including demonstrated learning or aptitudes, community contributions, and activities both in and out of school.

A. gENERAL AdMISSION REQUIREMENTS
With some slight differences between campuses, all programs share the same basic requirements. These depend on the provincial or international school system that you are completing or have completed. For details, see page 29.

You can apply online for your program and for housing at you.ubc.ca/ubc/apply/applytoubc.ezc

ON-CAMPUS HOUSINg
Many students are guaranteed a place in residence, provided they meet the requirements outlined at www.housing.ubc.ca

B. FACULTY REQUIREMENTS
Every faculty has specific requirements for the degree programs that they offer. For specific requirements based on your school system and campus, please see the following pages: Canadian school systems, Vancouver campus: page 30 Canadian school systems, Okanagan campus: page 34 International school systems, Vancouver campus: page 36 International school systems, Okanagan campus: page 38 Faculties may have an optional or required supplemental application. To find out about the programs that have supplemental admissions processes, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/shared/bba.ezc

If you plan to live in residence at UBC, you should apply for housing at the same time you apply for admission. You can apply for housing until May 1, 2012. Don’t wait until you receive an offer of admission from UBC to apply for housing—that’ll be too late to reserve a spot. If you are applying for housing on both campuses you are only required to pay the housing application fee once.

APPLICATION FEES
When you apply, you’ll need to pay a non-refundable application fee. Admissions Application Fee* Canadian citizens and permanent residents International students (requiring a study permit) $61.20 $102.00

C. ENgLISH LANgUAgE AdMISSION STANdARd (ELAS)
Since instruction at UBC is in English, all students must have sufficient proficiency in the language. For details, see page 40.

Housing Application Fee All applicants *A few programs require additional admissions fees. $50.00

STUdENT NUMBER ANd LOgIN
After submitting your online application, you will instantly get a UBC student number as confirmation. Save this number for all future communication with UBC. You will also create a Campus-Wide Login (CWL) during the process. You can use it for a range of online student services in the future.

More details for all of these requirements are online at you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/admissions.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/admissions.ezc

UBC STUdenT nUmBer

Campus-Wide Login (CWL)

USernAme

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SUBMIT YOUR REQUIREd dOCUMENTS
Within a couple of weeks of receiving your application, UBC will send you an acknowledgement email letting you know which supporting documents you must send in. The email will include deadlines for submission. The documentation that we require from you will depend on your current school system and what program(s) you are applying to. They may include:

sTEP 5
STAY IN TOUCH
It’s important to keep communication lines open with UBC. We’ll communicate with you through a variety of channels. Student Service Centre (SSC) Wondering what documents you still need to submit, or trying to confirm if you were admitted? The online SSC has a range of services, including your up-to-date application status. You will need to log in with your CWL. Visit students.ubc.ca/ssc or okanagan.students.ubc.ca/ssc Email This is how UBC will communicate with you, so check your inbox regularly. Remember to use your email “safe list” to ensure that UBC emails aren’t treated as junk mail. Youbc Regularly visit you.ubc.ca to find resources on the admissions process, as well as events, deadlines, and campus news.

AFTER YOU APPLY

sCHEDULEs AND DEADLINEs

REVIEw ELIgIBILITY FOR AdVANCEd CREdIT
UBC offers first-year credit to students with high academic achievement in enriched secondary school programs such as the International Baccalaureate (IB), French Baccalauréat, Advanced Placement (AP), and the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Levels. To find out which courses are eligible, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/admissions.ezc or you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/admissions.ezc

APPLICATION ANd dOCUMENT dEAdLINES
Deadlines listed below refer to dates by which UBC must receive material. Students are encouraged to submit their application and documents as soon as they are available.

Applicants must submit their application by January 31, 2012. Please see your confirmation email for deadlines to submit

APPLY FOR A CANAdIAN STUdY PERMIT
Unless you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you will need a Canadian Study Permit in order to study at UBC. Make your application only after you have been offered admission at UBC. You must apply for a Canadian Study Permit to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For details, visit cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp

required documents. Housing applications must be submitted by May 1, 2012. For a full list of deadlines and recommended dates, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/dates.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/dates.ezc

Official transcripts English proficiency test scores sent directly from the testing agency Optional or required supplemental applications (To find out about the programs that have supplemental admissions processes, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/shared/bba.ezc)

facebook.com/youbc Connect with UBC advisors and current students about your questions. twitter.com/youbc Follow and get the latest news and updates for prospective students.

ACAdEMIC YEAR
Winter Session Term 1: early September to late December Term 2: early January to late April
If you want to start in September 2012, you should apply for the Winter Session.

Summer Session Term 1: May to July Term 2: July to mid-August
The maximum course load for the Summer Session in any calendar year is 12 credits. Not all programs are offered in the Summer Session, and course selection is limited.

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ACAdEMIC PROgRAMS VANCOUVER CAMPUs
PROGRAMs OPTIONs
First Nations Languages & Linguistics First Nations Studies French Geography
(Environment & Sustainability or Human Geography)

For the most up-to-date information visit you.ubc.ca

PROGRAMs

OPTIONs

FACULTY OF ArTS
Undergraduate Degrees Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Bachelor of Music (BMus) Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

African Studies (minor) Anthropology Archaeology (concentration) Archaeology & History of Greece, Rome & Near East Art History Asian Area Studies Asian Language & Culture
China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Canadian Studies Classical Studies Classics Cognitive Systems
Cognitive & Brain, Language, or Mind, Language & Computation streams

Computer Science
(for BSc see Science)

Creative Writing (BFA) Critical Studies in Sexuality (minor) Drama Economics English
Literature or Language emphasis

Environmental & Society (minor) Family Studies (minor) Film Production (BFA) Film Studies

German German Studies (minor) Greek (minor) Health & Society (minor) History Interdisciplinary Studies International Relations Italian (minor) Latin (minor) Latin American Studies Law & Society (minor) Linguistics Mathematics (for BSc see Science) Medieval Studies Migration & Globalization Studies (minor) Modern European Studies Museum Studies (concentration) Music (for BMus see School of Music)

Myth & Literature in Greece, Rome & the Near East Near Eastern Studies Nineteenth Century Studies (minor) Philosophy Political Science Psychology (for BSc see Science) Religion, Literature & the Arts Religious Studies Romance Studies (honours) Russian (minor) Scandinavian Studies (minor) Science Studies (minor) Social Work (BSW)
(see Post-Baccalaureate)

• Co-op • Major,

Education combined major, double major, honours, minor • Declare major after first or second year • Dual degree in Arts & Engineering • Double majors and minors in Science • Minor in Commerce • Interdisciplinary first-year programs: Arts One and Coordinated Arts • Concentrations are not offered as degree programs, but may be a focus as part of your studies

FACULTY OF denTISTrY
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc)

Dental Hygiene

FACULTY OF medICIne
Undergraduate Degrees Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
(BMLSc) third-year entry

Medical Laboratory Science Midwifery

Bachelor of Midwifery (BMw)

Sociology Spanish (Hispanic Studies) Speech Sciences Theatre (BA) Theatre: Acting (BFA) Theatre: Design & Production
(BFA)

FACULTY OF edUCATIOn
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Education (BEd)

Native Indian Teacher Education Program

• Additional

programs available with fourth-year entry

SCHOOL OF mUSIC
(within the Faculty of Arts)
Undergraduate Degrees Bachelor of Arts (BA)
with a major in Music

United States Studies Urban Studies (concentration) Visual Arts (BA & BFA) Women’s & Gender Studies

Composition General Studies
Includes concentrations in Piano, Organ, Voice, Opera, Guitar, Harpsichord, Orchestral Instruments, Historical Musical Instruments, and Elementary & Secondary Education streams

Music Scholarship Performance
Includes concentrations in Piano, Organ, Voice, Opera, Guitar, Harpsichord, and Orchestral Instruments

• Co-op • Major • Minor

Education (through Arts) or minor in Arts in Commerce or Science • Dual degree in Science and Music (six years)

Bachelor of Music (BMus) Natural Resources Conservation: Global Perspectives Natural Resources Conservation: Science & Management Wood Products Processing
• Co-op • BSc

FACULTY OF FOreSTrY
Undergraduate Degrees Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF) Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences
(BSc Forest Sciences)

Forest Sciences
International Forestry option

Forestry: Forest Operations (BSF) Forestry: Forest Resources Management
(BSF International Forestry specialization or BSF Community & Aboriginal Forestry Specialization)

Education Wood Products Processing, BSF Forest Operations, and BSF Forest Resources Management (Community and Aboriginal Forestry)

FACULTY OF LAnd & FOOd SYSTemS
Undergraduate Degrees Bachelor of Science
(BSc Applied Biology)

Applied Animal Biology Applied Plant & Soil Sciences Dietetics Food & Environment Food Market Analysis

Food, Nutrition & Health Food Science Global Resource Systems Nutritional Sciences

• Co-op

Education major in second year • Double major in Food and Nutritional Sciences • Minor in Commerce or Kinesiology • Additional application requirements for some programs
• Declare

Bachelor of Science
(BSc Food, Nutrition & Health)

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation
(BSc Natural Resources Conservation)

Bachelor of Science
(BSc Global Resource Systems)

Bachelor of Science in Wood Product Processing
(BSc Wood Product Processing)

FACULTY OF SCIenCe
Accounting Business & Computer Science Chinook* Commerce & Economics Finance General Business Management International Business Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Real Estate Transportation & Logistics
• Co-op

SAUder SCHOOL OF BUSIneSS
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Education in most programs Internship program • Commerce Scholars program • Sustainability concentration • E-Business Track • Entrepreneurship concentration • UBC Portfolio Management Foundation • Commerce-specific exchange program • Summer programs in Shanghai & Europe • Minor in Arts or Science
• Finance

Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Astronomy Atmospheric Science Biochemistry Biology Biophysics Biotechnology Chemistry Cognitive Systems Combined major in Science Computer Science
Software Engineering option; combined programs with other disciplines

* For Aboriginal students who have

Earth & Ocean Sciences Environmental Sciences General Science Geographical Biogeosciences Geological Sciences Geophysics Integrated Sciences Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Mathematics & Economics Microbiology & Immunology

Oceanography
Specialization in Fisheries

• Co-op

Pharmacology Physics Physiology Psychology
BSc with focus on biological basis of behaviour

Statistics Statistics & Economics

completed the Chinook Business Diploma at one of UBC’s partner colleges

Education available for almost all majors first-year programs: Science One, Coordinated Science, & Sustainability Science • Declare major in second year (Computer Science can be entered in first year) • Double major, combined major, honours, combined honours, minor • Dual degree in Science & Music or Science & Education • Minors in Arts, Land & Food Systems, Kinesiology, Sauder School of Business, and Science • Interdisciplinary options include Integrated Sciences, combined major in Science
• Interdisciplinary

FACULTY OF AppLIed SCIenCe
(Engineering)
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)

Chemical & Biological Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering
Environmental option

Electrical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Energy Systems & Nanotechnology & Microsystems options

Engineering Physics
Specializations in Electrical, Mechanical & Mechatronic Science

Geological Engineering Integrated Engineering Materials Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics & Thermofluids options

• Co-op

Education • Declare specialization at end of first year • Minor in Arts, Commerce, honours in Mathematics, or Information Technology • Dual degree in Arts & Engineering • Pre-Med Alternative Path

pOSTBACCALAUreATe & prOFeSSIOnAL prOGrAmS
The post-baccalaureate and professional programs often require you to earn a specific number of credits or to complete your undergraduate degree before applying. Most health science programs are only open to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Please visit the appropriate website listed to the right for detailed information about programs and admission requirements.

School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture Bachelor of Environmental Design
(BEnD) third-year entry www.sala.ubc.ca

Faculty of Law Juris Doctor (JD)
fourth-year entry www.law.ubc.ca

Faculty of Science Bachelor of Computer Science
(BCS) science.ubc.ca

Computer Engineering
Software Engineering option

Environmental Engineering
Offered jointly with the University of Northern BC. Apply through UNBC only (unbc.ca)

Mining Engineering

Faculty of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
fourth-year entry dentistry.ubc.ca

Faculty of Medicine Doctor of Medicine (MD)
fourth-year entry med.ubc.ca

School of Nursing
(within the Faculty of Applied Science)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BSN) third-year entry www.nursing.ubc.ca

Master of Occupational Therapy
(MOT) ot.med.ubc.ca

Faculty of Education Bachelor of Education (BEd)
fourth-year entry teach.educ.ubc.ca

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
physicaltherapy.med.ubc.ca

School of Social Work Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
(within the Faculty of Arts) third-year entry socialwork.ubc.ca

SCHOOL OF KIneSIOLOGY

Interdisciplinary Studies Kinesiology

Kinesiology & Health Science Physical & Health Education

• Co-op

(within the Faculty of Education)
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)

Education • Declare major in third year • Minor in Commerce, Arts, Science or Nutritional Science

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Bachelor of Science Pharmacy
(BSc Pharm) pharmacy.ubc.ca

Graduate Studies
grad.ubc.ca

Master’s and PhD programs in: • Applied Science (Engineering) • Architecture & Landscape Architecture • Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences • Commerce • Dentistry • Education • Forestry • Interdisciplinary Studies • Journalism • Kinesiology • Land & Food Systems • Law • Medicine (Research) • Music • Nursing • Pharmaceutical Sciences • Science

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STEP 2-A
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academic programs okAnAgAn CAMPuS
PRogRAMS

gEnERAL ADMISSIon REquIREMEnTS
All applicants to UBC must meet the general admission requirements below, the English Language Admission Standard (page 40), and the specific program requirements listed on pages 30 – 39. Please note that admission to UBC is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

For the most up-to-date information visit you.ubc.ca

oPTIonS
Geography History Indigenous Studies International Relations Latin American Studies Mathematics Philosophy Philosophy, Politics & Economics
(PPE)
• Co-op

IrvIng K. BarBer School of artS & ScIenceS
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Anthropology Computer Science Economics Gender & Women’s Studies
(minor)

Education • Double major in Arts & Sciences • Honours degrees in some programs

Additional requirements for Vancouver campus programs

General Studies

Political Science Psychology Sociology

BC & Yukon CuRRICuLuM
Pg 30 – 34 for program-specific

• Minimum of four approved Grade 12 courses, including English 12 or English 12 First Peoples • High school graduation

• AP courses completed as part of the high school curriculum may be used to meet admission requirements.

faculty of creatIve & crItIcal StudIeS
Undergraduate Degrees Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Art History & Visual Culture Creative Writing Cultural Studies English

French French & Spanish Interdisciplinary Performance
(BFA)

Medieval & Renaissance Studies (minor) Spanish Visual Arts (BFA)

• Double • Direct

majors, minors, in Arts & Sciences entry to Fine Arts programs • Honours degrees in some programs

• A minimum final grade of 70% in one of English 11, English 11 First Peoples, English 12, or English 12 First Peoples • One of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Math 12 • A Grade 11 language course • A Grade 11 science course • A Grade 11 social studies course • A minimum final grade of 70% in either Grade 11 or Grade 12 English

CAnADIAn SCHooL SYSTEMS
Accounting Entrepreneurship & General Management Finance Human Resource Management Marketing Operations, Technology & Information Systems
• Management

faculty of ManageMent
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Management (BMgt)

Co-op program: Opportunity at the conclusion of third year for students to work consecutively for 12 to 16 months

Pg 30 – 35 for program-specific

• Graduation from high school • Grade 12 English • Additional academic Grade 12 courses

• AP courses completed as part of the high school curriculum may be used to meet admission requirements.

InTERnATIonAL BACCALAuREATE (IB)
Pg 36 – 39 for program-specific

School of engIneerIng
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)

Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

• Co-op

Education • Declare specialization at the end of first year

• IB Diploma Programme Completed IB Diploma including at least three Higher Level courses, English and any degree prerequisites. • IB Certificate Courses IB Certificate courses (Standard and Higher Level) may be used in an admission average as long as you are graduating from a high school curriculum that can be used as your basis of admission. • Graduation from an academic or college preparation program at a U.S. regionally-accredited school. • English to the Senior Level (not ESL). • SAT 1 or ACT + Writing. In countries where the SAT and ACT are unavailable, exemptions may be granted. UBC’s institution SAT code is 0965, and its institution ACT code is 5259. • Standing in at least five academic subject areas, including English, with at least three academic A Levels (or six academic Advanced Subsidiary Levels).

• Please note: IB Math Studies does not satisfy the math requirement for admission to UBC’s science-based programs or the Sauder School of Business.

• A minimum score of 3 in IB English (first language) at either Standard or Higher Level

AMERICAn SCHooL SYSTEM
Human Kinetics
Concentrations in Clinical Exercise Physiology or Community Health Promotion
• Minor

• AP courses completed as part of the high school curriculum may be used to meet admission requirements.

• A specified minimum in an English course to at least the Junior Level

School of health & exercISe ScIenceS
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK)

in Arts or Science

Pg 36 – 38 for program-specific

BRITISH PATTERnED SYSTEM
Nursing
Only accepts applications from citizens or permanent residents of Canada

• A subject may not be counted at both A Level and GCSE.

• A minimum grade of C in English Literature or English Language at the GCSE, Advanced Subsidiary, or A Level

School of nurSIng
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

(England, Northern Ireland, and Wales) Pg 36 – 38 for program-specific

IrvIng K. BarBer School of artS & ScIenceS
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Computer Science Earth & Environmental Sciences Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Economics Faculty of Education Bachelor of Education (BEd)
fourth-year entry ubc.ca/okanagan/education

Environmental Chemistry Freshwater Science General Science Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Mathematics & Statistics (minor) Microbiology School of Social Work Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
third-year entry ubc.ca/okanagan/socialwork

Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Physics Pre-Pharmacy (one year) Psychology Zoology

• Co-op

Education • Double major in Arts & Sciences • Honours degrees in some programs

FREnCH BACCALAuRÉAT
Pg 36 – 38 for program-specific

• Completion of the baccalauréat général or the baccalauréat général (option internationale). All sections—S (scientifique), L (littéraire), or ES (économique et sociale) are eligible for consideration.

• The baccalauréat technologique may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. The baccalauréat professionnel does not comprise a basis of admission to UBC.

oTHER InTERnATIonAL CuRRICuLA
Master’s and PhD programs in: • Biology • Chemistry • Education • Engineering • English • Environmental Sciences • Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies • Management • Mathematics • Nursing • Psychology • Social Work Pg 36 – 38 for program-specific

• Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school.

PoStBaccalaureate & ProfeSSIonal PrograMS
The post-baccalaureate and professional programs often require you to earn a specific number of credits or to complete your undergraduate degree before applying. Most health science programs are only open to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Please visit the appropriate website listed to the right for detailed information about programs and admission requirements.

College of Graduate Studies
ubc.ca/okanagan/gradstudies

• Students completing a secondary school curriculum for which English is the medium of instruction must meet a specified minimum in an English course to at least the Junior, Grade 11, or GCSE Level of study

unIvERSITY/ CoLLEgE

• Transfer applicants will be assessed on the most recent 30 credits attempted (a minimum equivalent of one year’s courses), including failures and repeated courses. • If you have not taken sufficient courses (a minimum equivalent of one year’s courses) at the post-secondary level to form the basis of admission, you may be evaluated on your final secondary school grades and your partial post-secondary studies. Secondary school prerequisites are required for some UBC faculties and degrees. Required to meet the University’s general and programspecific requirements. If you do not meet the University’s general admission requirements, we encourage you to consider the Aboriginal Access program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Access Studies prepares students for a degree program by allowing them to register in a specific set of universitylevel courses. Please visit ubc.ca/okanagan/students/ aboriginal/access.html

• In some cases, you can also apply to study at UBC as a visitor, taking courses for one or two terms before returning to your home institution. If you already hold a recognized degree and want to enrol in courses not intended to lead to a particular degree or diploma, you can apply as an unclassified student.

• Applicants to Vancouver’s Faculty of Science must have completed the equivalent of UBC’s first-year Differential Calculus. Applicants to the Sauder School of Business may be required to attend an interview

CAnADIAn ABoRIgInAL APPLICAnTS

If you do not meet your program’s competitive average, UBC may consider your application through our Aboriginal Admission Policy. The policy allows us to consider your application individually, taking into account your educational history, cultural knowledge, work experience, educational goals and other achievements. To be considered through this policy, you must self-identify as an Aboriginal person on your application. For more information on the policy at Vancouver visit you.ubc.ca/ ubc/vancouver/aborigadmissions.ezc and for Okanagan visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/aborigadmissions.ezc

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FACULTY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANAdIAN SCHOOL SYSTEMS VANCOUVER CAMPUs
CUrrICULUm APPLIED BIOLOGY ARTs COMMERCE (sAUDER sCHOOL OF BUsINEss)
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12

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DENTAL HYGIENE
• Biology 12 • Chemistry 12 • Biology 11 • Chemistry 11

ENGINEERING

FOOD, NUTRITION & HEALTH

FOREsT OPERATIONs, FOREsT REsOURCEs MANAGEMENT, OR FOREsT sCIENCEs
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

BC & YUKON
Four approved Grade 12 courses including English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, as well as core Grade 11 requirements (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and a second language)

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • Chemistry 12 • Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 • Physics 11

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

ALBERTA, NWT, NUNAVUT
Five appropriate courses numbered 30 or 31, including English Language Arts 30 -1

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1

• Biology 30 • Chemistry 30

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 • Chemistry 30 • Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20 • Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 • Chemistry 30 • Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20 • Pre-Calculus 40S • Chemistry 40S • Physics 40S • Chemistry 30S and Physics 30S • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) • Chemistry 12 (SCH4U) • Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U) and Physics 11 (SPH3U)

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20

sAsKATCHEWAN
Five appropriate courses numbered 30, including English A30 and English B30

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Geology 30 or Physics 30 • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30

• Biology 30 • Chemistry 30

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Geology 30, or Physics 30 • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20 • Pre-Calculus 40S • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Two of Biology 30S, Chemistry 30S, or Physics 30S

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Two of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20

MANITOBA
Five appropriate courses numbered 40S or U, including one English 40S course

• Pre-Calculus 40S • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Two of Biology 30S, Chemistry 30S, or Physics 30S

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Pre-Calculus 40S

• Biology 40S • Chemistry 40S

• Pre-Calculus 40S • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Two of Biology 30S, Chemistry 30S, or Physics 30S

ONTARIO
Six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including English 12 (ENG4U)

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Two of Biology 11 (SBI3U), Chemistry 11 (SCH3U), or Physics 11 (SPH3U) • Calculus I and Calculus II • One of General Biology I and General Biology II, or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Two of General Biology Option, Chemistry 534/536, or Physics 534/536

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

• Biology 12 (SBI4U) • Chemistry 12 (SCH4U)

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Two of Biology 11 (SBI3U), Chemistry 11 (SCH3U), or Physics 11 (SPH3U) • Calculus I and Calculus II • One of General Biology I and General Biology II, or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Two of General Biology Option, Chemistry 534/536, or Physics 534/536

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Two of Biology 11 (SBI3U), Chemistry 11 (SCH3U), or Physics 11 (SPH3U) • Calculus I and Calculus II • One of General Biology I and General Biology II, or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Two of General Biology Option, Chemistry 534/536, or Physics 534/536

QUEBEC
Entry to year one: 12 appropriate academic courses, including two courses numbered 601 or 603 CEGEP students who are completing an academic/pre-university DEC will be considered for year two

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Calculus I

• General Biology I and General Biology II • General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II

• Calculus I and Calculus II • General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II • Two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Chemistry 534/536 and Physics 534/536

NOVA sCOTIA
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including English 12

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Pre-Calculus Math 12

• Biology 12 • Chemistry 12

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 • Chemistry 12 • Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 and Physics 11 • Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 • Chemistry 121 or 122 • Physics 121 or 122 • Chemistry 111 or 112, and Physics 111 or 112

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11 • Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Two of Biology 111 or 112, Chemistry 111 or 112, or Physics 111 or 112 • One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B • One of BIO621A, CHM621A (or CHM611A), or PHY621A • Two of BIO521A, CHM521A (or CHM511A), or PHY521A • One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Two of Biology 220X, Chemistry 220X, or Physics 220X • IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at the Grade 11 Level

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

NEW BRUNsWICK
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including English 121 or 122

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Two of Biology 111 or 112, Chemistry 111 or 112, or Physics 111 or 112

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120

• Biology 121 or 122 • Chemistry 121 or 122

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Two of Biology 111 or 112, Chemistry 111 or 112, or Physics 111 or 112 • One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B • One of BIO621A, CHM621A (or CHM611A), or PHY621A • Two of BIO521A, CHM521A (or CHM511A), or PHY521A

PRINCE EDWARD IsLAND
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including ENG611 or ENG621

• One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B • One of BIO621A, CHM621A (or CHM611A), or PHY621A • Two of BIO521A, CHM521A (or CHM511A), or PHY521A

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B

• BIO621A • CHM621A (or CHM611A)

• One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B • CHM621A (or CHM611A) • PHY621A • CHM521A (or CHM511A) and PHY521A

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Five appropriate courses numbered 320X, including English 3201

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Two of Biology 220X, Chemistry 220X, or Physics 220X

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207

• Biology 3201 • Chemistry 3202

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 • Chemistry 3202 • Physics 3204 • Chemistry 220X and Physics 220X

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Two of Biology 220X, Chemistry 220X, or Physics 220X

IB DIPLOMA
Three HL courses, and three SL courses, including IB English A1 or A2

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at the Grade 11 Level

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies)

• IB Biology • IB Chemistry

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • IB Chemistry • IB Physics

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics at the Grade 11 Level

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CUrrICULUm BC & YUKON
Four approved Grade 12 courses including English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, as well as core Grade 11 requirements (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and a second language)

KINEsIOLOGY
• One of Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12

MIDWIFERY
• Biology 12 • Chemistry 11

MUsIC
• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

NATURAL REsOURCEs CONsERVATION
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 • One of Biology 11 or Physics 11

sCIENCE
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Physics 11 and Chemistry 11

WOOD PRODUCTs PROCEssING
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 and Physics 11

ALBERTA, NWT, NUNAVUT
Five appropriate courses numbered 30 or 31, including English Language Arts 30-1

• One of Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits) or Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30

• Biology 30 • Chemistry 20

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and one of Biology 20 or Physics 20

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20 • Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Geology 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20 • Pre-Calculus 40S (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Chemistry 30S and Physics 30S • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U) and Physics 11 (SPH3U)

• Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20

sAsKATCHEWAN
Five appropriate courses numbered 30, including English A30 and English B30

• One of Math B30, Math C30, Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Geology 30, or Physics 30

• Biology 30 • Chemistry 20

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and one of Biology 20 or Physics 20

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20

MANITOBA
Five appropriate courses numbered 40S or U, including one English 40S course

• One of Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S

• Biology 40S • Chemistry 30S

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• Pre-Calculus 40S • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Chemistry 30S and one of Biology 30S or Physics 30S • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U) and one of Biology 11 (SBI3U) or Physics 11 (SPH3U) • Calculus I and Calculus II • One of General Biology I and General Biology II, General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Chemistry 534/536 and one of General Biology Option or Physics 534/536

• Pre-Calculus 40S • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Chemistry 30S and Physics 30S • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U) and Physics 11 (SPH3U)

ONTARIO
Six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including English 12 (ENG4U)

• One of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U)

• Biology 12 (SBI4U) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U)

QUEBEC
Entry to year one: 12 appropriate academic courses, including two courses numbered 601 or 603 CEGEP students who are completing an academic/pre-university DEC will be considered for year two

• One of Calculus I and Calculus II, or General Biology I and General Biology II, or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics)

• General Biology I and General Biology II • Chemistry 534/536

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• Calculus I and Calculus II (minimum 67%) • One of General Biology I and General Biology II, or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism), or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Chemistry 534/536 and Physics 534/536

• Calculus I and Calculus II • One of General Biology I and General Biology II, General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Two of General Biology Option, Chemistry 534/536, or Physics 534/536

NOVA sCOTIA
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including English 12

• One of Pre-Calculus Math 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12

• Biology 12 • Chemistry 11

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 and one of Biology 11 or Physics 11

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 and Physics 11 • Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Chemistry 111 or 112 and Physics 111 or 112 • One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B (minimum 67%) • One of BIO621A, CHM621A (or CHM611A), or PHY621A • CHM521A (or CHM511A) and PHY521A • One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Chemistry 220X and Physics 220X

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 and Physics 11

NEW BRUNsWICK
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including English 121 or 122

• One of Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122

• Biology 121 or 122 • Chemistry 111 or 112

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Chemistry 111 or 112 and one of Biology 111 or 112, or Physics 111 or 112 • One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B • One of BIO621A, CHM621A (or CHM611A), or PHY621A • CHM521A (or CHM511A) and one of BIO521A or PHY521A • One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Chemistry 220X and one of Biology 220X or Physics 220X • IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Chemistry and one of Biology or Physics at the Grade 11 Level

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Chemistry 111 or 112, and Physics 111 or 112

PRINCE EDWARD IsLAND
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including ENG611 or ENG621

• One of MAT611B, MAT621A, MAT621B, BIO621A, CHM621A, CHM611A, or PHY621A

• BIO621A • CHM521A (or CHM511A)

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• One of MAT611B, MAT621A, or MAT621B • One of BIO621A, CHM621A (or CHM611A), or PHY621A • CHM521A (or CHM511A) and PHY521A

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Five appropriate courses numbered 320X, including English 3201

• One of Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204

• Biology 3201 • Chemistry 220X

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Chemistry 220X and Physics 220X

IB DIPLOMA
Three HL courses, and three SL courses, including IB English A1 or A2

• One of IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies), IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics

• IB Biology • Chemistry at the Grade 11 Level

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition required

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) (minimum grade of 3) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Chemistry and Physics at the Grade 11 Level

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Chemistry and Physics at the Grade 11 Level

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CUrrICULUm ARTs ENGINEERING (BAsc)
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • Chemistry 12 • Physics 12

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HUMAN KINETICs (BHK)

INTERDIsCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE (BFA)
• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

MANAGEMENT (BMgt)
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12

NURsING (BsN)

PRE-PHARMACY

sCIENCE (Bsc)

VIsUAL ARTs (BFA)

BC & YUKON
Four approved Grade 12 courses, including English 12 or English 12 First Peoples

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• One of Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • One of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Math 12 • One of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

• Biology 12 • Chemistry 11 • One of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Math 12 • Biology 30 • Pure Math 20 or Math 20-1 • Chemistry 20

• One of Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 • Physics 11 • One of Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20

• One of Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 • One of Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 • Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Geology 30, Geography 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 • Pre-Calculus 40S (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Chemistry 30S

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

ALBERTA, NWT, NUNAVUT
Five appropriate courses numbered 30 or 31, including English Language Arts 30-1

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• One of Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1 • Chemistry 30 • Physics 30 • Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 • Chemistry 30 • Physics 30

• One of Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30 • Pure Math 20 or Math 20-1 • One of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, or Science 20 • One of Math B30, Math C30, Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Geology 30, or Physics 30 • Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20 • One of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Physics 20

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• One of Pure Math 30, Math 31 (5 credits), or Math 30-1

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

sAsKATCHEWAN
Five appropriate courses numbered 30, including English A30 and English B30

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30

• Biology 30 • Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20 • Chemistry 20

• Math B30, C30, or Pre-Calculus 30 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Geology 30, or Physics 30 • Chemistry 20 and Physics 20

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

MANITOBA
Five appropriate courses numbered 40S or U, including one English 40S course

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Pre-Calculus 40S • Chemistry 40S • Physics 40S

• One of Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Pre-Calculus Math 30S • One of Biology 30S, Chemistry 30S, or Physics 30S

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• Pre-Calculus 40S

• Biology 40S • Pre-Calculus Math 30S • Chemistry 30S

• Pre-Calculus 40S (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S • Chemistry 30S and Physics 30S

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

ONTARIO
Six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including English 12 (ENG4U)

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U) • Chemistry 12 (SCH4U) • Physics 12 (SPH4U)

• One of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Math 11 (MCR3U) • One of Biology 11 (SBI3U), Chemistry 11 (SCH3U), or Physics 11 (SPH3U) • One of Calculus I and Calculus II, or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II, or General Biology I and General Biology II, or two of (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism) or (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Mathematics 536 • A Science 500-Level

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U)

• Biology 12 (SBI4U) • Math 11 (MCR3U or MCF3M) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U)

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U) and Physics 11 (SPH3U)

• Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12 (SBI4U), Chemistry 12 (SCH4U), or Physics 12 (SPH4U) • Chemistry 11 (SCH3U) • Calculus I and Calculus II (minimum combined average of 67%) • General Biology I and General Biology II; or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II; or (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism), and (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Chemistry 534 or 536 • Pre-Calculus Math 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, Geography 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 • Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Geology 120, Geography 120, or Physics 121 or 122 • Chemistry 111 or 112 • One of MAT611, MAT621A, or MAT621B (minimum 67%) • One of BIO621A, CHM621A, CHM611A, PHY621A, or GEO621A • CHM521A (or CHM511A)

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

QUEBEC
Entry to year one: 12 appropriate academic courses, including two courses numbered 601 or 603 CEGEP students who are completing an academic/pre-university DEC will be considered for year two

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Calculus I and Calculus II • General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II • Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism • Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• Calculus I

• General Biology I and General Biology II • Mathematics 536 • Chemistry 534 or 536

• Calculus I and Calculus II (minimum combined average of 67%) • General Biology I and General Biology II; or General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II; or (Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism), and (Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics) • Chemistry 534 or 536 • Physics 534 or 536 • Pre-Calculus Math 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 and Physics 11

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

NOVA sCOTIA
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including English 12

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Pre-Calculus Math 12 • Chemistry 12 • Physics 12

• One of Pre-Calculus Math 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Math 11 • One of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• Pre-Calculus Math 12

• Biology 12 • Math 11 • Chemistry 11

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

NEW BRUNsWICK
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including English 121 or 122

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 • Chemistry 121 or 122 • Physics 121 or 122

• One of Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Math 111 or 112 • One of Biology 111 or 112, Chemistry 111 or 112, or Physics 111 or 112 • One of MAT611B, MAT621A, MAT621B, BIO621A, CHM621A, CHM611A, or PHY621A • MAT521A or 521B • One of BIO521A, CHM521A (or CHM511A), or PHY521A

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120

• Biology 121 or 122 • Math 111 or 112 • Chemistry 111 or 112

• Advanced Mathematics with Intro to Calculus 120 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, or Physics 121 or 122 • Chemistry 111 or 112 • Physics 111 or 112 • One of MAT611, MAT621A, or MAT621B (minimum 67%) • One of BIO621A, CHM621A, CHM611A, or PHY621A • CHM521A (or CHM511A) • PHY521A • One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Chemistry 220X and Physics 220X

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

PRINCE EDWARD IsLAND
Five appropriate Grade 12 courses, including ENG611 or ENG621

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• One of MAT611, MAT621A, or MAT621B • CHM621A or CHM611A • PHY621A

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• One of MAT611, MAT621A, or MAT621B

• BIO621A • MAT521A or 521B • CHM521A (or CHM511A)

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Five appropriate courses numbered 320X, including English 3201

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 • Chemistry 3202 • Physics 3204

• One of Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Math 2204 or Math 2205 • One of Biology 220X, Chemistry 220X, or Physics 220X • One of IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • IB Biology • IB Chemistry • IB Physics

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207

• Biology 3201 • Math 2204 or Math 2205 • Chemistry 220X

• One of Math 3204, 3205, or 3207 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204 • Chemistry 220X • IB Mathematics (minimum grade of 3, excluding IB Math Studies) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Chemistry at the Grade 11 Level

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

IB DIPLOMA
Three HL courses, and three SL courses, including IB English A1 or A2

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies) • IB Chemistry • IB Physics

• IB Mathematics (excluding IB Math Studies)

• IB Biology • Chemistry at the Grade 11 Level • Math at the Grade 11 Level

• IB Mathematics (minimum grade of 3, excluding IB Math Studies) • One of IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics • Chemistry and Physics at the Grade 11 Level

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

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FACULTY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS VANCOUVER CAMPUs
CUrrICULUm ENGINEERING (BAsc) ARTs MUsIC COMMERCE (sAUDER sCHOOL OF BUsINEss) FOREsT OPERATIONs, FOREsT REsOURCEs MANAGEMENT, OR FOREsT sCIENCEs
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

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WOOD PRODUCTs PROCEssING

KINEsIOLOGY

APPLIED BIOLOGY; FOOD, NUTRITION & HEALTH; GLOBAL REsOURCE sYsTEMs
• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11

sCIENCE

*Math requirements
Where required by the faculty or school, the following Math courses meet UBC’s Math requirement:

CANADIAN OFF-sHORE sCHOOL sYsTEM: BC CURRICULUM
Please visit the admissions section of you.ubc.ca for other Canadian School Systems

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • Chemistry 12 • Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 • Physics 11

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Audition, music theory entrance exam, portfolio (students in composition), letters of reference

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 • One of Biology 11 or Physics 11 • Senior Level Math* • Chemistry (at least one year)

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11 and Physics 11

• One of Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Physics 11 and Chemistry 11 • Senior Level Math* with a minimum grade of C+ • Chemistry and Physics (at least one year each) • Math (A or AS Level) with a minimum grade of C • Chemistry and Physics (GCSE)

AMERICAN sCHOOL sYsTEM

• Senior Level Math* • Two full years of Chemistry (or AP Chemistry) and Physics (or AP Physics) • Math (A Level) • One of Chemistry or Physics (A or AS Level) • Chemistry (GCSE) • Physics (GCSE) • Math*, Chemistry, and Physics (Standard or Higher Level)

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Audition, music theory entrance exam, portfolio (students in composition), letters of reference • Audition, music theory entrance exam, portfolio (students in composition), letters of reference

• Senior Level Math*

• Senior Level Math* • Two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (at least one year each)

• Senior Level Math* • One year of Chemistry and Physics

• Senior Level Math* or one full year of Chemistry, Physics, or Biology

• Senior Level Math* • Two of Chemistry, Physics, or Biology (at least one year each) • Math (A or AS Level) • Two of Chemistry, Physics, or Biology (GCSE)

* Requires one full year of
Pre-Calculus

BRITIsH PATTERNED sYsTEM

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Math (A or AS Level)

• Math (A or AS Level) • One of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (A Level) • Two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (GCSE) • Math* (Standard or Higher Level) • Two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (Standard or Higher Level) • One of Biologie-écologie (coeff. 5+), Sciences de la vie et de la terre (coeff. 5+), or Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)

• Math (A or AS Level) • One of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (A Level) • Chemistry (GCSE)

• Math (A or AS Level) • Chemistry and Physics (GCSE)

• One of Math, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology (A or AS Level)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Audition, music theory entrance exam, portfolio (students in composition), letters of reference

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level)

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level) • Chemistry (Standard or Higher Level)

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level) • Chemistry and Physics (Standard or Higher Level)

• One of Math*, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology (Standard or Higher Level)

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level) • Two of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (Standard or Higher Level) • Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) • Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+) • One of Biologie-écologie (coeff. 5+) or Sciences de la vie et de la terre (coeff. 5+)

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level) with a minimum grade of 3 • Chemistry and Physics (Standard or Higher Level) • Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) (with a grade of at least 10/20) • Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)

* Requires the level as indicated

for individual faculties and schools. Math Studies does not meet the requirement

FRENCH BACCALAURÉAT

• Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) • Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Audition, music theory entrance exam, portfolio (students in composition), letters of reference

• Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+)

• Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) • Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)

• Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) • Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)

• One of Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+), Biologie-écologie (coeff. 5+), Sciences de la vie et de la terre (coeff. 5+), or Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+) • One of Senior Level Math*, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology

* Requires Mathématiques

(coeff. 7+). Math Informatique does not meet the requirement

OTHER INTERNATIONAL CURRICULA
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• Senior Level Math* • Senior Level Chemistry • Senior Level Physics

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Audition, music theory entrance exam, portfolio (students in composition), letters of reference

• Senior Level Math*

• Senior Level Math* • Two of Biology, Physics, or Chemistry (at least one at the Senior Level)

• Senior Level Math* • One of Biology, Physics, or Chemistry (to the Senior Level) • One of Biology or Physics (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level) • Chemistry (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level)

• Senior Level Math* • Chemistry and Physics (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level)

• Senior Level Math* • Two of Chemistry, Physics, or Biology (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level)

• Senior Level Math* with a minimum grade of C+ (or nearest equivalent on other grading scales) • Chemistry and Physics (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level)

* Requires Pre-Calculus Math at
a Senior Level

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FACULTY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS OKANAGAN CAMPUs
CUrrICULUm ARTs INTERDIsCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE (BFA) VIsUAL ARTs (BFA) ENGINEERING (BAsc) HUMAN KINETICs (BHK) MANAGEMENT (BMgt) sCIENCE (Bsc)

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*Math requirements
Where required by the faculty or school, the following Math courses meet UBC’s Math requirement:

CANADIAN OFF-sHORE sCHOOL sYsTEM: BC CURRICULUM
Please visit the admissions section of you.ubc.ca for other Canadian School Systems

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 • Chemistry 12 • Physics 12

• One of Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • One of Principles of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or Foundations of Math 12 • One of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11 • Senior Level Math*, or one full year of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or Physics

• Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12

• One of Principles of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%) • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geography 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12 • Chemistry 11

AMERICAN sCHOOL sYsTEM

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

• Senior Level Math* • Two full years of Chemistry (or AP Chemistry) and Physics (or AP Physics)

• Senior Level Math*

• Senior Level Math* with a minimum grade of C+ • Chemistry (at least one year) • Physics (at least one year) is strongly recommended • Math (A or AS Level) with a minimum grade of C • Chemistry (GCSE) • Physics (GCSE) is strongly recommended

* Requires one full year of
Pre-Calculus

BRITIsH PATTERNED sYsTEM

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level) with a minimum grade of 3 • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geography (Standard or Higher Level) • Chemistry (at least one year) • Physics (at least one year) is strongly recommended • Math*, Chemistry, and Physics (Standard or Higher Level)

• One of Math, Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or Physics (A Level) • One Science (GCSE) • Math (GCSE)

• Math (A or AS Level)

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level) • One of Biology, Geology, Chemistry, or Physics (Standard or Higher Level)

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level)

• Math* (Standard or Higher Level) with a minimum grade of 3 • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geography (Standard or Higher Level) • Chemistry (at least one year) • Physics (at least one year) is strongly recommended • Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) (with a grade of at least 10/20) • Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)

* Requires the level as indicated

for individual faculties and schools. Math Studies does not meet the requirement

FRENCH BACCALAURÉAT

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Audition • Letter of intent

• No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent • No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission • Portfolio • Letter of intent

• Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) • Phys-Chimie (coeff. 6+)

• Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+) • One of Phys Chimie (coeff. 6+), Biologie-écologie (coeff. 5+), or Science de la vie et de la terre (coeff. 5+) • One of Senior Level Math*, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics • One Science (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level) • Math (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level)

• Mathématiques* (coeff. 7+)

* Requires Mathématiques

(coeff. 7+). Math Informatique does not meet the requirement

OTHER INTERNATIONAL CURRICULA
Additional international countries are listed on you.ubc.ca

No additional courses required beyond those needed for general admission

• Senior Level Math* • Senior Level Chemistry • Senior Level Physics

• Senior Level Math*

• Senior Level Math* with a minimum grade of C+ (or nearest equivalent on other grading scales) • Chemistry (to the Junior or Grade 11 Level) • Physics is strongly recommended

* Requires Pre-Calculus Math
at a Senior Level

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ENgLISH LANgUAgE AdMISSION STANdARd
English is the language of instruction at UBC. Prior to admission, all students must demonstrate English language competency in four areas: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
ELAs TEsTs AND MINIMUM sCOREs

TUITION ANd FINANCIAL PLANNINg
Tuition fees at UBC compare favourably with schools of the same high calibre. However, financing an education is a significant investment, and you and your family need to determine whether you have the financial resources to cover tuition and living costs for the duration of your studies. Most bachelor’s degrees at UBC take four years of full-time study to complete. Tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. All estimated costs here are quoted in Canadian dollars.

FINANCIAL AWARDs AND sUPPORT

UBC recognizes academic excellence in students. With the help of our donors, the University provides over $25 million annually in scholarships, bursaries, and work and study opportunities to outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, and financial need. There are a limited number of awards and not every student who qualifies will receive one. For information on all of these programs, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/finances.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/finances.ezc Entrance scholarships and awards Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for a range of one-time and renewable scholarships and awards, based both on merit and on financial need. In some cases, application is automatic or you must be nominated. In other cases, you must submit an application package yourself. General bursaries These bridge the gap between available Canadian government assistance and actual educational costs. Eligible students are those with proven financial need and student loans. Student loans These loans are provincial and federal government-funded financial assistance that is repaid after studies are complete. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply in their province of residence. International students Financial assistance to international students is limited. Annually UBC makes available about CAD $6 million from non-public sources to support international students in the form of meritand need-based awards: International Leader of Tomorrow (ILOT), International Student Humanitarian Award (ISHA), and Outstanding International Student (OIS) programs; and assistance through on-campus work support programs and emergency financial aid. To be considered for some financial awards, students are strongly encouraged to complete a supplemental application. For details, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/intlscholarships.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/intlscholarships.ezc Work Study and Work Learn An employment program that helps fund on-campus jobs for Canadian and international students. All students registered in a minimum number of credits per term are eligible.

TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) • Minimum score: overall score of 90/120, and minimum component score of 21 (Writing and Speaking) and 22 (Reading and Listening) for the internet-based test. • UBC’s institution code for TOEFL is 0965.

HOw TO MEET THE REQUIREMENT
Below are the most common ways that students may meet the English Language Admission Standard (ELAS). For a complete list, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/elas.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/elas.ezc 1. English schooling in Canada Complete three or more consecutive years of full-time education in English within Canada (non-ESL) immediately prior to attending UBC. 2. Schooling in an English-speaking country Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English (non-ESL) in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC. For a list of eligible countries, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/elascountries.ezc or you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/elascountries.ezc

• Applicants may not combine test scores from different sittings. • ets.org/toefl IELTS® (International English Language Testing System) • Minimum score: an average of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 • ielts.org For a full list of ELAS tests, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/elastests.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/elastests.ezc

CANAdIAN
2011 – 12 Tuition fees for Canadian citizens or permanent residents are calculated at $153.61 per credit for most programs. Tuition fees are higher in the Pharmacy program ($226.47 per credit), and after the first year in the Sauder School of Business ($227.60 per credit) or in Applied Science ($163.97 per credit).

INTERNATIONAL
2011 – 12 Tuition for international students is calculated at $732.09 per credit for most programs. Tuition fees for the Sauder School of Business are higher, based on $820.27 per credit. Fees are

ELIGIBLE INTERNATIONAL sCHOOLs

3. English international secondary schools Attend four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that teaches in English (non-ESL) but operates in a country where the primary language is not English. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC. Students are required to submit a transcript that shows this attendance. (See sidebar for eligible international schools and curricula.) 4. Recognized English language test Achieve the minimum score in a recognized test of English proficiency. (See sidebar for eligible tests and minimum scores.) If you are fully proficient in the English language, but do not meet any of the options above, please see you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/elas.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/elas.ezc for a full list of ways to meet UBC’s ELAS. Conditional Admission Program (CAP) If you are not fully proficient in English but are otherwise academically qualified for admission to UBC’s Vancouver campus, you may apply to the Conditional Admission Program. For details, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/conditional.ezc
The following English-language secondary schools and curricula meet the requirements for option number three on this page. • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme • Council of International Schools Accredited Institutions • Schools that offer regionally accredited U.S. curricula • Schools that offer full Canadian curricula (students applying to an Okanagan campus degree program need only present three years of attendance [non-ESL] to meet ELAS) • British curricula (A Levels and GCSE) • Indian secondary school curricula affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education or the Council for the Indian School Certificate with a minimum grade point average of 75% in Senior English. Please note that we reserve the right to exclude certain schools. Students taking English as Second Language courses in the final two years of schooling will be required to submit an English Language Proficiency Test.

also assessed with a cost-of-living increase of approximately 2 – 3% per year.

For more information, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/cost.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/cost.ezc To calculate the costs of your first year at UBC, visit students.ubc.ca/youbc/va/costs.cfm and students.ubc.ca/youbc/ok/costs.cfm

TUITION: 11/12 ACADEMIC YEAR

FACULTY

CREDITS

CANADIAN CITIzENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applied Science (Engineering) Arts Commerce (Sauder School of Business) Creative & Critical Studies Forestry Health & Social Development Kinesiology / Human Kinetics Land & Food Systems Management Science Living costs, books and student fees TOTAL (CAD$)

36 30 32 30 32 – 35 30 30 31– 36 30 33

$5,903 $4,608 $7,283 $4,608 $4,916 – $5,376 $4,608 $4,608 $4,762 – $5,530 $4,608 $5,069 $13,000 – $15,000 $17,608 – $22,283

$26,355 $21,963 $26,249 $21,963 $23,427– $26,355 $21,963 $21,963 $22,695 – $26,355 $21,963 $24,159 $13,000 – $15,000 $34,163 – $41,355

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CONNECTIONs FOR LIFE

Okanagan Lake, Kelowna

CAMPUs LIFE
SUPPORT
Student orientations Imagine (Vancouver) and Create (Okanagan) orientation programs help you get to know the people, places, activities, and resources on campus. If you’re new to Canada, you’ll also learn about study permits, entry visas, health insurance, and employment during GALA and Jump Start. Academic support and resources Connect with professors, instructors, and teaching assistants, and learn about programs, workshops, and online resources that are designed to support your academic success. Priority on-campus housing Most first-year international and Canadian students have priority access to on-campus housing. International House, First Nations Longhouse, and the Collegia We provide dedicated spaces on both campuses where students can get peer support and make social connections. Go Global, Co-operative Education, Learning Exchange Superb opportunities to enrich your degree program include: competitively available Co-op Education (paid career-related employment for up to three terms, through all major faculties, including Arts); Go Global, for full credit study exchange at any of 168 partner institutions in 38 countries, or project volunteering overseas; and Learning Exchange, challenging involvement in the local community. Access and diversity UBC is an inclusive environment in which all students can thrive, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability-related barriers. Extensive library and learning resources are available to support individual student needs. For more information, visit connectionsforlife. ubc.ca/support-for-students.html

TEACHING

TUITION AND FINANCEs
Tuition fees at UBC compare favourably with schools of the same high calibre. However, financing an education is a significant investment, and you and your family need to determine whether you have the financial resources to cover tuition and living costs for the duration of your studies. Most bachelor’s degrees at UBC take four years

PROGRAM BAsICs

CULTURAL dIVERSITY
Canadians are an ethnically and culturally varied group, and students from over 140 countries around the world attend UBC. Both campuses offer social and cultural clubs and centres that help students from a variety of backgrounds connect. The Aboriginal community—made up of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students from across the country—is also very active here, with cultural, social, and academic events happening throughout the year.

• Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 • Average first-year class size: 105 students • Average fourth-year class size: 32 students • Average lab, seminar, and discussion group size: 26 students

AwARdS ANd FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
In addition to $25 million in awards and financial assistance programs for Canadian students, UBC has dedicated $6 million to financial aid and awards for international students (2010 – 2011). Need-based and merit-based programs are both available. There are a limited number of awards and not every student who qualifies will receive one. Additional information is available at you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/finances.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/finances.ezc

30 – 36 credits Canadian students or permanent residents international students Living costs, books, and student fees TOTAL (CAD$) Canadian students or permanent residents international students

$4,608 – $5,903 $21,963 – $26,355

$13,000 – $15,000

sTUDENTs

Vancouver campus: 32,000 undergraduate students Okanagan campus: 6,500 undergraduate students • Students come from across Canada and over 140 countries • 11.9% of Vancouver students and 21.2% of Okanagan students are from other Canadian provinces and territories • 15.7% of Vancouver students and 7.4% of Okanagan students are international • Over 90% of first-year, full-time students go on to second year

of full-time study to complete. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by UBC and are subject to change. All estimated costs here are quoted in Canadian dollars.

$17,608 – $20,903 $34,963 – $41,355

HEALTH ANd wELLNESS
All students have convenient access to health clinics on campus, together with other services necessary to maintain your well-being, including confidential counselling services, peer-led wellness workshops, a variety of health initiatives, and a wealth of online resources.

STUdENT LOANS
Student loans are provincial and federal government-funded financial assistance that is repaid after studies are complete. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. For more information, visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/cdnloans.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/cdnloans.ezc U.S. citizens may be eligible for Stafford or PLUS Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (available at fafsa.ed.gov) and specify UBC using the UBC Title IV Code: G08369. Visit you.ubc.ca/ubc/vancouver/usloans.ezc and you.ubc.ca/ubc/okanagan/usloans.ezc

CANAdIAN
2011 – 12 Tuition fees for Canadian citizens or permanent residents are calculated at $153.61 per credit for most programs. Tuition fees are higher in the Pharmacy program ($226.47 per credit), and after the first year in the Sauder School of Business ($227.60 per credit) or in Applied Science ($163.97 per credit).

wORkINg wHILE STUdYINg
Full-time study is demanding, but some students choose to work while studying to help offset expenses. However, part-time work cannot be relied upon to cover tuition and living expenses. UBC Work Study and Work Learn is an employment program that helps fund on-campus jobs for students. All students registered in a minimum number of credits per term are eligible. In addition, many programs offer paid co-op placements as part of your degree. Most international students holding a Canadian Study Permit may work part-time on or off campus. After graduation, most international students are eligible to apply for a three-year work permit. Interested students can verify their eligibility at students.ubc.ca/international

SAFETY
Among North American cities, Vancouver and Kelowna enjoy some of the safest and highestquality living environments. On campus, UBC takes a pro-active approach. With programs such as Safewalk (in which volunteer teams walk with students around campus at night) and the campus blue phones (which immediately connect students to campus security at the push of a button), UBC strives to ensure students can live, study, and play safely.

sUsTAINABILITY

• In 1997, became Canada’s first university with a sustainable development policy • Opened Canada’s first Sustainability Office in 1998 • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 25% over the past 16 years • 300 courses include sustainability-related content • UBC Sustainability Pledge is an initiative for students, faculty, and staff to inspire action toward sustainable living

INTERNATIONAL
2011 – 12 Tuition for international students is calculated at $732.09 per credit for most programs. Tuition fees for the Sauder School of Business are higher, based on $820.27 per credit. Fees are also assessed with a cost-of-living increase of approximately 2 – 3% per year. For more information, including an online cost calculator, visit students.ubc.ca/youbc/va/costs.cfm and students.ubc.ca/youbc/ok/costs.cfm

RELIgION
As a public university, UBC is a secular institution. Its students practise a range of faiths and forms of religious expression. Opportunities for religious observance are available under the guidance of the UBC Chaplains, representing Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Unitarian/Universalist, and Baha’i faiths. Multi-faith spaces and student groups provide many further opportunities.

sPORTs AND CLUBs

• Varsity teams: Vancouver Thunderbirds and Okanagan Heat • 37 varsity athletic teams have claimed 95 national championships • 195 Olympic athletes, and 66 medals won • Over 300 student clubs and associations • On-campus live music, theatre, art galleries, and campus-wide events

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• Vancouver city population: 2.1 million • Vancouver enjoys a temperate climate with many sunny days and mild winters. Sure, it rains here—but that’s why it’s so green. When the sun is out the views will stop you in your tracks. Summer Average 19° C (66° F) Winter Average 4.5° C (40° F)

CREATE A YOUBC ACCOUNT
Here’s the place to start the application process, review important deadlines and requirements, and register for events and campus tours. you.ubc.ca

TAkE A CAMPUS TOUR
If you’re able to come to the Vancouver or Okanagan campus, you can register online for a free campus tour at you.ubc.ca/ubc/tour/campustours.ezc You can also take a virtual tour of the campuses: Vancouver campus: students.ubc.ca/youbc/va/virtualtour Okanagan campus: students.ubc.ca/youbc/ok/virtualtour

FOR PARENTs AND sTUDENTs
Tear out this reference sheet to keep everything that you need to know about UBC close at hand. It’s particularly useful for keeping your parents informed about how your global education at UBC will connect you to your future.
THE BAsICs OKANAGAN

dISCOVER YOUR NEw COMMUNITY
Learn about the people and places that surround UBC, and start choosing all of the new experiences you are going to have when you get here. Tourism Vancouver: tourismvancouver.com Tourism Kelowna: tourismkelowna.com
• Kelowna city population: over 100,000 • In the summer, Kelowna is sunny, warm and dry, with an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine. The winters are cool, with high-elevation conditions that make for fantastic skiing and snowboarding. Summer Average 25° C (77° F ) Winter Average -1° C (30° F)

ACAdEMICS ANd REPUTATION
UBC offers a world-class education. As one of two universities in Canada with a Nobel laureate on faculty, UBC has produced six Rhodes Scholars in the past six years. The University is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities worldwide. Because of UBC’s research base, students have the opportunity to participate in internationally recognized work. UBC ranks ahead of MIT and Stanford in U.S. patents filed and start-ups formed (per US$100 million of research funding) and brings in half a billion dollars in research funds annually.

YOUR FUTURE
A UBC degree is internationally recognized. You can continue your studies or pursue your career in countries around the world. Every year, hundreds of UBC grads are accepted into leading professional schools and graduate programs, including Columbia University, MIT, London School of Economics, and Oxford University. UBC students will have the support of Career Services, which helps students find employment and develop lifelong career selfmanagement skills. Many programs, including those in the Faculty of Forestry, the School of Kinesiology, and the Faculty of Management offer post-graduation placement assistance and internships. These will help you work in a business or organization that relates to your field of study for a hands-on experience in the real world. The Transition Out Program also helps international students achieve their career goals after graduation through networking opportunities, workshops, and information resources. UBC provides study abroad exchange programs, international volunteer opportunities, and co-operative education opportunities, and is committed to establishing working partnerships with groups in emerging countries to address local problems in health, agriculture, social infrastructure, education, and sustainable development.

• Comprehensive public research university • Four-year undergraduate (bachelor) degrees • Instruction in English • Almost 32,000 undergraduate students at the Vancouver campus • Over 6,500 undergraduate students at the Okanagan campus

STAY CONNECTEd
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ACADEMICs

• Consistently ranked among the top 40 universities worldwide (Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities; Times Higher Education Supplement) • Six Rhodes Scholars in the last six years • Over 99% of full-time professors have PhDs—the highest rate in Canada • 18 faculties, 14 schools, 3 colleges • 187 undergraduate programs, 150 master’s programs, 95 doctoral programs

PARENT PROFILE

FOR PARENTS
UBC is committed to the unique requirements of our students, and the University provides them with the personal attention necessary to help make their experiences a success. As a parent, you can be sure that your son or daughter will receive a world-class education and the support they require.

HÜLYA kURAN
“Staying in a different country away from your parents is a good experience to get your feet solid on the ground. In knowing different cultures, people from different countries; that broadens your view.”
When her youngest daughter was applying to universities, UBC was at the top of Hülya Kuran’s list. That’s because her eldest daughter is already a successful graduate. Their experience was so positive that both mother and daughter now enthusiastically help out in UBC recruiting events in Turkey. connectionsforlife.ubc.ca/stories.html

REsEARCH

HOME COUNTRY

It is important to know that UBC is bound by BC Provincial legislation and the Protection of Privacy Act. Your son or daughter can give permission to UBC to share their personal information with you (including giving you online access to their application) by logging in to the Student Service Centre and completing the Third Party Authorization Form students.ubc.ca/ssc and okanagan.students.ubc.ca/ssc

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• Over $549 million in research funds (2010) • Ranks ahead of MIT and Stanford in U.S. patents filed and start-ups formed per US$100 million of research funding • Each year, Celebrate Research Week invites all students to attend free lectures by Nobel laureates

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NOTES

© The University of British Columbia. Printed in Canada. No part of this book may be used without permission. All information is correct at time of printing. Please visit you.ubc.ca for all the latest information and updates. Ranking statements are based on the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and others.

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VANCOUVER
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