Congratulations on being accepted to UBC! The community of scholars that you are joining is one of the world’s finest, committed to discovering and sharing knowledge, and to tackling the challenges that face our world. We are fortunate to enjoy this exceptional scholarly environment in one of the most beautiful and livable cities anywhere.
Graduate students are a critical part of this community. They bring the fresh ideas, experience, and vitality that are essential to our mission as a university. We are incredibly proud of them as they help tackle the grand challenges of our world, from climate change to pandemics, to justice to decolonization; and the questions that have puzzled humans for centuries. And we are delighted to see the myriad of ways in which they contribute to society after they leave.
I encourage you to fully engage with the university community - be inspired and learn from the amazing people here, including those outside your area of expertise, and get involved in the many activities UBC has to offer. You have access to a variety of supports and opportunities for your personal and professional growth - visit the Professional Development section of this website for tools and resources to help you make the most of your time as a UBC graduate student.
On behalf of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the more than 2,000 outstanding faculty and 12,000 graduate students at UBC I would like to extend my best wishes for a truly fulfilling graduate education experience.
Dr. Susan Porter, Dean and Vice-Provost