Reporting by Commitment

UBC makes specific promises in Place and Promise: The UBC Plan not mere declarations of aspiration, but concrete commitments to act. Click the following links to explore UBC’s nine commitments and reporting on the goals and actions designed to realize its vision for the future.

Student Learning

The University actively supports students in their learning experience through transformative teaching, research, and rewarding campus life.

Research Excellence

The University creates and advances new knowledge and understanding, improves the quality of life through the discovery, dissemination, and application of research across a wide range of disciplines.

Community Engagement

The University serves and engages society to enhance economic, social, and cultural well-being.

Aboriginal Engagement

The University engages Aboriginal people in mutually supportive and productive relationships, and works to integrate understandings of indigenous culture and history into its curriculum and operations.

Alumni Engagement

The University engages its alumni fully in the life of the institution as valued supporters, advocates, and lifelong learners who contribute to and benefit from connections to each other and to the University.

Intercultural Understanding

The University engages in reflection and action to build intercultural aptitudes, create a strong sense of inclusion, and enrich our intellectual and social life.

International Engagement

The University creates rich opportunities for international engagement for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and collaborates and communicates globally.

Outstanding Work Environment

The University provides a fulfilling environment in which to work, learn, and live, that reflects our values and encourages the open exchange of ideas and opinions.


The University explores and exemplifies all aspects of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.