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By the Numbers

UBC Computer Science by the numbers


One of the top two CS departments in Canada*

25th best computer science university department globally**


14,298 student course registrations

2,115 undergraduate majors and 19 minors across all specializations

17 postdocs and research associates

78 PhD students and 113 MSc students (including PhD-track students)

Faculty & Staff

59 tenured or tenure-stream faculty members 

3 full-time lecturers and 5 sessional lecturers

19 technical staff (+4 grant-funded)

29 administrative staff (+3 grant-funded)


6 Canada Research Chairs

1 Canada 150 Research Chair

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11 general-purpose teaching labs

1 specialized HCI lab

600 Windows and Linux servers and desktop machines are supported by the department's technical staff

* Maclean's annual survey 2020
** QS World University Rankings 2020