Why work at UBC?

A vibrant place for research, teaching, and innovation

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities globally. A large part of what makes us unique is the community of engaged students, faculty, and staff who are collectively committed to shaping a better world.

Recognized as a leading employer in British Columbia and Canada, UBC supports inspired students, faculty and staff on their journey of discovery, and challenges them to realize their greatest potential. New ideas, changing infrastructure, innovative technology, and fresh approaches are opening up possibilities for the future of research, teaching, and work. Are you ready to embrace the future together?

One of BC's best places to work

In 2023, UBC is once again recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for our leadership in offering an exceptional place to work with progressive and forward-thinking programs. Among the reasons cited for UBC making the list:

  • UBC's commitment to help employees and the campus community explore mental health — through the annual Thrive event, a month-long series of activities and, as part of the health benefits plan, offers a generous mental health practitioner benefit of up to $3,000 annually.
  • Supporting employees through various stages of life, from maternity leave top-up payments for mothers-to-be and flexible work options to phased-in retirement work options for those in the later stages of their career.
  • Retirement planning assistance services and contributions to a defined contribution pension plan. 
  • Beautiful campuses, including access from the Vancouver campus to a hiking trail along the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean, and great views of the distant mountains and the surrounding Salish Sea.

What will inspire you to work at UBC?

Learn more about what makes UBC as an inspiring place to work, research, and teach on the Focus on People website.

A first-choice place to learn and work 

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BC's Top Employer

UBC is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers. This designation recognizes the British Columbian employers that lead as exceptional places to work – and who offer employees the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. 

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Canada's Best Diversity Employer 2023 award logo

Canada's Best diversity employer

UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. This designation recognizes employers across Canada with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

 

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Canada's greenest Employer 2023

Canada's Greenest employer

UBC is recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. This special award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness and developing exceptional sustainability initiatives.

 

 

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