We renewed our vision and mission to reflect our aspirations, reinforcing the central importance of research and education and highlighting amplified attention to the UBC Science community, teamwork, and externalization.


Improving our world through science


Working together to advance scientific knowledge through research, education, and engagement

Social Contract

The concept of a pact emerged naturally through the planning dialogue, reflecting our collective sense of responsibility and optimism. These principles capture long-standing priorities to all of us in the Faculty, many of which are especially relevant at this inflection point.

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Alignment with other Plans

We affirmed our foundational connections with the university’s strategic plan through the values and themes that underpin Shaping UBC’s Next Century. The UBC values of excellence, integrity, respect, academic freedom, and accountability were strongly endorsed through input and dialogue. These tenets underpin our new social contract, and we will work to ensure that they guide our decision-making and action, and characterize our interactions, both internal and external.

In addition to working more closely with our peer Faculties across UBC, there are important institutional plans and commitments with which our efforts must connect.

Next: Core Areas and Objectives

Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Strategic Plan

Program Contact
Deborah Watt
E-mail watt@science.ubc.ca

Faculty of Science

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