UBC adds 778 student seats to technology, life sciences programs thanks to provincial boost

The University of British Columbia will add 778 new student seats over six years to technology-related programs, thanks to a $23M boost from the Government of British Columbia. This funding will add new seats to existing programs in the faculties of applied science, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, and science at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. It will also be used to launch two new programs: a Bachelor of Data Science in Vancouver and a Master of Science in Biotechnology in Okanagan. “This investment not only provides our students with exciting new education and career opportunities, but it also helps meet the demand for talent in B.C.’s rapidly growing tech and life sciences industry,” said UBC President Dr Benoit-Antoine Bacon.

UBC | Brandon Sun (CP)