Committees

Getting involved in a committee is a great way to connect with others in the UBC community, have your voice heard in important university affairs, and develop your career.

UBC has a number of committees that bring together diverse members of the university community in a collaborative process to advance a wide variety of initiatives and programs.  

Explore committees led by the Office of the Provost, and see below for examples of broader, university-wide committees. In addition, each faculty has committees that assist with their departments’ decision-making, programs and initiatives.

If you're interested in joining a committee, contact your department head or dean to find out what opportunities may be available.  



Examples of UBC-wide committees

Faculty Association Standing Committees

Reporting to the Executive Committee, the Faculty Association has five standing committees that assist with the overall mandate of the association.

Research Award Committees

UBC’s research awards committees lead an internal recognition program and encourage quality applications to prestigious external awards and prizes.

Graduate Student Supervisory Committees

Graduate Student Supervisory Committees provide support to Master’s and Doctoral students by broadening and deepening the range of expertise and experience available and offering advice about and assessment of students’ work.

UBC Senate Standing Committees

Standing committees advise UBC’s Senate on a variety of topics, including academic policy and building needs. Members are recommended by the nominating committee.


 My experiences as a member and chair of various committees have helped me to develop relationships with interesting and engaged colleagues while learning about how UBC works. It’s helped me feel more connected to this giant institution and imagine ways to effect positive change.

Catherine Rawn, Senior instructor, Psychology 

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