The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and 3rd largest university in Canada with an economic impact of 12.5 billion to the provincial economy. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. As one of the world's leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The UBC Faculties of Medicine and Applied Science have partnered to create the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering. The School of Biomedical Engineering will be a nucleus for education and training, research, and innovation in biomedical engineering, creating new knowledge, new academic and training programs, and fostering ...translation and innovation. Through collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary approach and building on UBC academic and research excellence UBC School of Biomedical Engineering aspires to be a global leader in biomedical engineering research, education and translation.