UBC Student Strategic Plan

The Student Strategic Plan is the first step to supporting all UBC students in their current academic journey and beyond. By bringing a student focus to institutional plans across the university, we aim to apply a student lens to decisions made at UBC.

The Plan represents our shared purpose and priorities in fostering an outstanding student experience across both campuses grounded in learning, development, and funding.

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Students are at the heart of what we do at UBC

We acknowledge that UBC’s two main campuses are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Syilx peoples, and that UBC activities take place on Indigenous lands throughout British Columbia and beyond.

We are excited for you to join us in our commitment to students, and encourage you to stay connected throughout our five-year journey to enhance the student experience. Let’s begin!

A message from our leaders

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Santa J. Ono

President and Vice-Chancellor

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Lesley Cormack

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan

At this unique juncture in UBC’s history, the Student Strategic Plan will be critical to leading, and supporting, work that is integral to the academic mission and public mandate of the university.

Students can be confident that the plan has the full commitment of the leaders of the university.

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Ainsley Carry

Vice-President, Students

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Dale Mullings

Associate Vice-President, Students, UBC Okanagan

The plan represents our shared purpose and priorities in fostering an outstanding student experience grounded in learning, development and fun: one that prepares students to lead in work and life beyond university.

Student Strategic Plan in Action

Stay up-to-date on our progress with news, events, and reports.

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The Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program

The program opens the door to an exceptional education for Black Canadian students with outstanding academic and leadership qualifications.

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Expanded and Enhanced Career Supports

Students have increased access to career supports and resources at every point in their education journey.


Harm Reduction on Campus: UBCO’s HaRT

The program aims to decrease substance abuse stigma, improve access to support, and advocate for person-centred policies.

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Intercultural Sport Series

The Intercultural Sport Series connects UBC students across campuses and communities through a love of sport.

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Supporting Students in Recovery

The Student Recovery Community offers a safe space for students who are in recovery or curious about their relationship with substances, addictive behaviours, or more.

Connect with us

We want to hear from you.

The Student Strategic Plan was developed with valued input from UBC students, staff, and faculty. We invite you to join our conversations, share your feedback, and submit your questions as we continue this journey together.