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 2022, 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.
  • Healthy Workplace Initiatives Fund to support employee-led grassroots activities, such as yoga classes and bike-share programs, that promote wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up payments, plus on-campus daycare centres for faculty, staff and students.
  • 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.


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