In 2019/20 UBC attracted $672 million in research funding from government, non-profit organizations and industry through 9,941 projects, and UBC researchers file over 250 patents a year. Work side by side with passionate scholars as you delve into the most meaningful questions of our world.

Innovative

UBC was named one of Canada’s “most innovative universities” by Reuters in 2019.

Modern Facilities

UBC invested more than $1.5 billion dollars into infrastructure and facilities in the past few years.

Academic Excellence

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world.

Entrepreneurial

Seed funding, tech accelerator, incubator, executives in residence - UBC provides support for all stages of venture creation, from ideation, through business model creation, to company building.

Resources and research support

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UBC Library

With more than six million volumes, the Library is a vital support for research, learning and teaching excellence at UBC. Learn more about the several branches of the UBC Library.

UBC Library Research Commons

The UBC Library Research Commons is a multidisciplinary hub supporting research endeavours, partnerships, and education. We are a community space that embraces both new and traditional exploratory scholarship and provides access to services and expertise for the advancement of research.

VP Research & Innovation

From securing funding to ensuring that projects meet rigorous ethical standards, the administrative side of research can be complex and time-consuming. UBC’s VP Research & Innovation portfolio provides support and resources to relieve the burden.

Impacts stemming from UBC research include influencing environmental policies, transforming health treatment, launching companies and advancing the technology, natural resources and life sciences sectors in B.C. and Canada.

Innovation UBC builds on this experience and expertise. This network involves multiple units and teams and expands the range of assistance for UBC researchers, scholars and their partners to generate social and economic impacts in B.C. and around the world.

Available Software

View a list of available software to UBC students, faculty and staff.