Three Schools, One Team

The critical health challenges of our day transcend disciplines.

And, our ability to address them depends on health professionals working collaboratively to bring our combined experiences, expertise, and knowledge to the questions of our time. The Faculty of Health and Social Development assumes its responsibilities at the centre of dialogue and activity, leading an ethical approach to creating positive changes in well-being.

The Faculty of Health and Social Development is home to active programs of research and scholarship focused on some of the most challenging health and social issues facing Canadians. Faculty-led investigative teams have received national and international attention for their research on a range of topics and have attracted an impressive record of funding.

Our current research projects reflect the use of diverse research approaches, the opportunities for research within and across disciplines, and our commitment to excellence in research.

Why study here?

  • Ranked in the top 30 universities world-wide
  • 19:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 49% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students
  • Diverse community of 10,000 students, faculty, and staff from more than 80 countries

Our Students

Highly skilled in effective teamwork, our graduates in Health and Exercise Sciences, Nursing and Social Work join forces to transform health care and improve health and well-being.

Our students come from around the world, and from across the region. Transformative student learning is provided through outstanding teaching and research, enriched educational experiences, and rewarding campus life. On UBC’s Okanagan campus, students join an intimate learning community where open dialogue reaches across disciplines and departments, cultivating bold new ways of thinking.

  • 69% from British Columbia
  • 19% other Canadian provinces and territories
  • 12% international

Our Campus

UBC Okanagan is a bold campus creating opportunity

UBC Okanagan is a young and distinctive learning community earning international recognition for excellence in research and teaching. Our campus is a model for new ways of thinking about interdisciplinary and innovative programs. We provide students with a university experience that is transformative, challenging and competitive, and we are committed to scholarship that drives economic, social, and cultural change.


Regional engagement, global perspective

Close ties with business and organizations in the Okanagan and around the world empower our students, researchers, and community partners to create exciting opportunities for student learning, innovation and knowledge creation.