Grad Prospect, July 2021

Welcome to July’s issue of GradProspect, the newsletter for prospective students on UBC’s graduate programs! This month, with application season approaching we look at how to explore the more than 300 graduate program options at UBC, hear from our Graduate Student Ambassadors on why they chose UBC, and read some advice from faculty members on what they look for in a grad school application.

It's time to explore our graduate degree programs!

At UBC we understand that deciding on a graduate school and program of study is a big decision. It's important to take the time to research and understand which path is right for you. Our website is packed with useful information on our programs and faculties. A great place to start is to read an overview of our 12 Faculties and more than 300 programs. You can search through all of our graduate degree programs by Faculty, degree level, mode of delivery, and type. i.e. research or course-based programs. Search our programs.

Why choose UBC?

There's a multitude of reasons to choose UBC such as our academic excellence, incredible facilities, fantastic location, and our innovative and international culture. Find out some of the reasons that our current Graduate Student Ambassadors chose UBC for their graduate studies in our Ask an Ambassador video below. 

What are faculty looking for in a graduate school application?

Faculty members for each program read hundreds of applications every year. So, what do they look out for? We reached out to faculty members across disciplines and asked them for you. A solid academic background, research experience, passion and a tailored introductory email were all on this list. Read the full quotes to learn more and remember to use our supervisor search to find out about our faculty and their research. Read more

UBC Grad School Info Sessions 

Interested in learning more about graduate school at UBC and how to apply? Join us at one of our two upcoming UBC Grad School Info Sessions. In these sessions, we'll provide an overview of graduate school at UBC, including types of programs, key differences between grad and undergrad study, and tips on applying to grad school. Register online for one of these sessions and look out for more sessions on a range of topics in the weeks and months ahead. 

Tuesday, July 27th at 10 am (PDT)
Thursday, August 5th at 5 pm (PDT)

Register online

Latest graduate community news

This month we hear about the nineteen UBC doctoral candidates who have been awarded the Killam Doctoral Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. We also learn about how UBC Medicine is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action. As well as welcome world-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis to UBC. Read more

Bird's eye view of UBC's Vancouver campus

Our Vancouver campus is located at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula in the city of Vancouver. It’s a truly unique campus, surrounded by forest on three sides and ocean on the fourth, and is just a 30-minute bus ride to Vancouver's downtown core. The campus has been located on this site for most of its 100-year history; a location that is the traditional territory of the Musqueam people.

We recently came across a great video of campus from Eye Spy on YouTube that we enjoyed and would like to share with you. Experience a bird’s eye view of campus and see if you can spot some of the hidden objects!

Follow our step-by-step approach to application

If you are thinking of applying to graduate school at UBC, be sure to familiarize yourself with the process. Our website is packed with useful application information. A great place to start is our Application & Admission page, where you will find key steps to take before and during your application.