Vision and Values

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As one of the world’s leading universities,
The University of
British Columbia
creates an exceptional
learning environment
that fosters global
citizenship, advances
a civil and sustainable
society,and supports
outstanding research
to serve the people
of British Columbia,
Canada and the world.


Academic Freedom
The University is independent and cherishes and defends free inquiry and scholarly responsibility.

Advancing and Sharing Knowledge
The University supports scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and understanding within and across disciplines, and seeks every opportunity to share them broadly.

The University, through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, strives for excellence and educates students to the highest standards.

The University acts with integrity, fulfilling promises and ensuring open, respectful relationships.

Mutual Respect and Equity
The University values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively makes a contribution to create, strengthen, and enrich our learning environment.

Public Interest
The University embodies the highest standards of service and stewardship of resources and works within the wider community to enhance societal good.

*Listed in alphabetical order.

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