The University of British Columbia is rated among the top 40 research-intensive universities in the world. UBC's Vancouver campus is locate on the point of a peninsula looking out towards the Pacific Ocean and is an important employer in one of the most livable cities in the world.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department currently consists of approximately 50 faculty members, nearly 800 undergraduate students and more then 400 graduate students. ECE offers the largest graduate program on campus with a strong interdisciplinary research culture and a history of pioneering contributions and innovations in power and energy industries.
Clean energy and sustainability are the key motivations for the UBC campus as a “Living Laboratory” for interdisciplinary research, demonstrations of new technologies and industrial partnerships.
Faculty members continue their own research endeavours while teaching.