It's easy enough to make a promise ...

But it takes commitment to see it through.

UBC has made nine commitments, with goals and actions designed to realize its vision for the future.

Place and Promise: The UBC Plan

Creating an Exceptional Learning Environment... ... towards global citizenship and a civil and sustainable society ...

Aboriginal Engagement

The University engages Aboriginal people in mutually supportive and productive relationships, and works to integrate understandings of Indigenous cultures and histories into its curriculum and operations.

Alumni Engagement

The University engages its alumni fully in the life of the institution as valued supporters, advocates, and lifelong learners who contribute to and benefit from connections to each other and to the University.

Intercultural Understanding

The University engages in reflection and action to build intercultural aptitudes, create a strong sense of inclusion, and enrich our intellectual and social life.

International Engagement

The University creates rich opportunities for international engagement for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and collaborates and communicates globally.

Outstanding Work Environment

The University provides a fulfilling environment in which to work, learn, and live, that reflects our values and encourages the open exchange of ideas and opinions.


The University explores and exemplifies all aspects of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

Student Learning

The University actively supports students in their learning experience through transformative teaching, research, and rewarding campus life.

Research Excellence

The University creates and advances knowledge and understanding, and improves the quality of life through the discovery, dissemination, and application of research within and across disciplines.

Community Engagement

The University serves and engages society to enhance economic, social, and cultural well-being.

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Place and Promise: The UBC Plan

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