University of British Columbia

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University of British Columbia
Type Public
Established 1908 (1908)
Chancellor Lindsay Gordon
President Santa J. Ono
Location Vancouver and Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and gold
Nickname Thunderbirds/Heat

University of British Columbia, commonly referred to as UBC, is a public research university with campuses and facilities in Vancouver and Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. Most students are enrolled in five larger faculties: Arts, Science, Medicine, Applied Science and the Sauder School of Business. The university is well-known for its research output nationally, with U.S. News & World Report ranking its global research repution at 35 among all universities.[1] The university enrolled nearly 51,000 students, and it ranked 31 among universities worldwide according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[1]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

M.S. in Bioinformatics
?? credit hours, completed in roughly two years; "Two mandatory courses and 4 electives + thesis required for degree completion."
Available online? No
Program URL:

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics
?? credit hours; No courses required, but special requirements apply.
Available online? No
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "University of British Columbia". U.S. News & World Report - Best Global Universities. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 28 November 2016.