Welcome UBC School of Nursing Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) prospective students. This is a brief introduction to Vancouver, University of British Columbia, and UBC School of Nursing.
Vancouver is the 3rd largest city in Canada, located in the southwest corner of British Columbia. We are 40 minutes away from the United States border. Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the world in terms of quality of life, opportunities, cultural diversity, political stability, and a healthy environment. One of the many Vancouver attractions during the summer include the Celebration of Lights Festival. The colourful festival is held in English Bay and it attracts thousands that come to watch the design, techniques and the innovation that is exhibits by the fireworks producers.
During the summer, Vancouver is warm but still very mild compared to many other destinations. Temperatures hover between 19˚C – 25˚C (66˚F – 77˚F) during the day, dipping by about 10˚C (50˚F) overnight. Check Vancouver’s current and historical weather conditions online.
About the University of British Columbia (UBC)
UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Two major campuses - in Vancouver and the Okanagan - attract, nurture and transform more than 60,000 students from Canada and 140+ countries around the world. 16 faculties, 18 schools, and 2 colleges offer a wide range of study options. The UBC Campus is a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. More than 400 hectares in size, the stunning campus is surrounded by forest on three sides and ocean on the fourth. Welcome to UBC Vancouver!
About UBC School of Nursing
Established in 1919, the UBC School of Nursing has over 100 years of experience educating nursing leaders and innovating research. We have an international reputation for research and scholarship, guided by a vision of excellence in nursing education, research and practice. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs taught by experienced and award-winning faculty members: