University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

About University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university located in Vancouver, Canada. UBCs two main campuses are situated on Point Grey, near Vancouver and in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. UBC operates smaller speciality and satellite campuses located at Great Northern Way Campus and Robson Street, both in Vancouver proper. The 4.02-square-kilometre (993-acre) main campus is located within the University Endowment Lands, an unincorporated community on West Point Grey, 10 km (6.2 mi) from downtown Vancouver. The 2.09-square-kilometre (516-acre) Okanagan campus is situated about 20 minutes from downtown Kelowna. A body politic and corporation by the name of The University of British Columbia was first incorporated April 26, 1890. Subsequent enactments culminating on March 7, 1908 with another University Act gave the University its current form. The first day of lectures was September 30, 1915. On September 22, 1925, lectures began on the new Point Grey campus.

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