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About Us


We are committed to excellence  and innovation

We are committed to our culture & well-being

Computer Science is thriving here at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, BC. And we're doing some pretty cool things. As a result, the department is rated in the top 25 of its kind in the world, and we place consistently in the top 3 computer science departments across Canada.

We sit at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and machine learning revolution, the explosion of data science, the acceleration of human-computer interaction, and Computer Systems Research. Our department also has one of the strongest graphics groups in the world. It's the most exciting of times to be studying, researching, and teaching computer science at UBC.  

Our people

Our faculty include a Canada 150 Research Chair, four CIFAR Chairs, and Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, ACM, IEEE, SIAM, and the Sloan Foundation. They've pioneered major developments such as Aspect Oriented Programming, key developments in computer vision, and soccer playing robots (precursors of the international RoboCup initiative). They lead Canadian Networks of Centers of Excellence, and UBC’s Designing For People network and training program.

As for our students, we guarantee funding support to all research-track MSc and PhD students. They emerge with world-class skills, and are often immediately employable at the world's top research universities, including Stanford, Princeton, Toronto, and ETH Zurich, companies like Google and Amazon. Some go on to have great success with spin-off companies. They have won Scientific and Technical Awards Oscars. Our department also consistently fields a top team to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

In our more than 50 years, we've come a long way too. As an inclusive department, we strongly support diversity. We know differences strengthen all of us, while benefiting society and advancing the computing profession. 

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