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Consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world, UBC is one of Canada's largest and most prestigious research and teaching institutions. UBC is a globally recognized institution where education and research come together to improve the human experience.
Students and faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering actively contribute to UBC's reputation as a leading research institution. By conducting innovative studies in various areas, our faculty makes discoveries essential to a healthy society, environment, and economy. Our students have the opportunity to contribute to work that combines research, entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
Within Electrical and Computer Engineering and UBC, there are a variety of student clubs and societies that can help you discover life in Vancouver outside the classroom. UBC offers the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to explore a vibrant and growing city.
UBC's Vancouver campus is located on the Point Grey Peninsula, just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. In addition to a view that spans snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a popular tourist destination teeming with attractions and activities. As one of Canada's most multicultural cities, Vancouver is renowned for its diverse cuisine, contemporary art and urban design.
Vancouver has a relatively high cost of living, which can result in a culture shock to newcomers. As a student, you will find it useful to budget your spending wisely in order to cover your daily expenses.
Many students choose to live on-campus. UBC offers eight university residences in addition to residential neighbourhoods located on campus. More information on on-campus housing can be found here.