Congratulations on the commencement of your graduate studies at UBC. In choosing to pursue graduate studies you are embarking upon a great adventure. The community of scholars and researchers that you are joining at UBC is one of the world’s finest, committed to discovering and sharing knowledge to tackle the many challenges that face our world. We are most fortunate to enjoy this exceptional scholarly environment in Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the most beautiful and liveable cities anywhere.
I encourage you during your time at UBC to engage fully with the university community - be inspired and learn from the amazing array of people here, including those outside your area of expertise; get involved in some of the many activities UBC has to offer, and consider participating in opportunities for service to the university and outside world. I also invite you to explore the Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) 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 the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the nearly 2,000 outstanding faculty and 9,500 graduate students at UBC I would like to extend to you my best wishes for a truly fulfilling graduate education experience.