UBC is a highly collaborative university. We encourage and facilitate interaction between faculty members across disciplines.
These multi-disciplinary opportunities build on UBC’s strengths by connecting scholars and researchers across our campuses:
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology advances scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching, learning, curriculum and educational technology practices within and across UBC’s diverse disciplinary and cultural contexts.
The Community of Practice program provides a suite of services to numerous learning communities across disciplines at UBC to facilitate new knowledge development and to support the teaching and learning development of faculty.
entrepreneurship @ ubc is a unique program that delivers an unprecedented combination of mentorship, education, venture creation and seed funding to support UBC students, alumni, faculty and staff. Its entrepreneurship initiatives range from providing access to a vast mentor network, to specifically tailored accelerator workshops. To find out more about how entrepreneurship @ ubc can help turn your innovative concepts and ideas into commercial and social ventures through its programs, funding and networks, visit the e@ubc website.
Green College is an interdisciplinary graduate residential college at UBC. Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars create a unique, vibrant academic community. The College hosts a range of events and free public lectures.
Our researchers play a prominent role in a number of Networks of Centres of Excellence, providing opportunities to collaborate on interdisciplinary programs with researchers across the country.
The Institute is committed to research excellence. Its goal is to stimulate collaborative, creative, innovative interdisciplinary research that makes important advances in knowledge. Learn more about the institute and its programs.
While many research collaborations happen on an ad-hoc basis, several are facilitated through multi-disciplinary research centers and institutes.
St. John’s College is a graduate residential college. Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars and students who live at the College share an interest in international research issues and global change studies and a keen intellectual curiosity which extends beyond their own academic discipline. The College holds a wide-range of public events including lectures, seminars, workshops, theme colloquia and performing arts.
The UBC Learning Exchange was created in 1999 to make connections between UBC and people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It supports experiential student learning, community-based research and knowledge exchange across disciplines, as well as providing innovative programming for local residents. The Learning Exchange provides a place in the heart of the community where students, faculty and local residents can get to know each other, pursue shared interests, learn from each other and, in doing so, increase community capacity to act for positive change.
UBC Library advances research, learning and teaching excellence by connecting communities within and beyond UBC to the world’s knowledge. UBC has a number of librarians who can help assist students and faculty members with their teaching, learning and research initiatives.
UBC offers free online courses through edX. Browse the online courses available in a variety of subjects.