Dept. Information

How do I find out about current news in the department?

Current news is available on our web site at Major department and other science- and technology-related events can be accessed there via the "Events" menu-item. We also have a comprehensive department calendar and calendars to a user-group show up on various sub-pages. 

Where is the department located?

Our main building is the ICICS/CS Building, located at 2366 Main Mall and recognizable by the unique tetrahedron hanging above the entrance. The majority of student lectures take place at the Dempster Pavilion, located at 6245 Agronomy Road.

How does UBC Computer Science compare with other Canadian computer science departments?

We are recognized as one of the top computer science departments in Canada, typically compared with the Departments of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo. Our strengths arise from the reputation of our research, the quality of our teaching, and the collegial, student-inclusive atmosphere that we see as conducive to quality learning.

Advising Guidelines

In an effort to ensure consistency in advice given to students by Faculty of Science advisors and Computer Science department advisors, the following guidelines are in effect. That means that department advisors will no longer answer questions about Faculty of Science graduation requirements. However, they will continue to offer advice on meeting Computer Science graduation requirements, as set out in any of our programs, and for general advice such as course or program selection.

Alumni Panel Series

The Intent of the Series

The CS Alumni Panel Series brings UBC CS alumni together with current and prospective students to discuss how a Computer Science degree fits into our lives. Why choose to do a degree in computer science? Where can we go with our degrees?

Department Life & Resources

The UBC Department of Computer Science provides its grad students with exceptional professional and social opportunities. Grad students are very involved in running the department, with a student representative on every departmental committee and department meetings open to all. The students themselves organize numerous social activities including weekly teas and off-topic lectures.

Grad Programs

Poojav Viswanathan, Ph.D. Candidate in Artificial Intelligence (photo by Martin Dee, Public Affairs)
We offer multiple versatile program options, including: 

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ICICS/CS Building 201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 Canada
Tel: 604-822-3061 | Fax: 604-822-5485
Undergrad program:
Graduate program:

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