Faculty of Science

Message from the Dean

Dean Simon Peacock

UBC Science brings together a community of students and scholars who are committed to discovery and innovation, in the lab and in the classroom. Their discoveries help build our understanding of our world—driving insights into sustainability, biodiversity, human health, nanoscience, probability, artificial intelligence, exoplanets and more.

The extraordinary support that we have received throughout this campaign from alumni, individuals, foundations, corporations and government partners have helped to make this work possible. In total, UBC Science raised more than $176 million through the campaign, and we connected with over 17,000 alumni. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the campaign. Your support has made an extraordinary difference.

The funds raised have benefited every element of our faculty from infrastructure to research to student support to public engagement. From the record-setting support we received for our Quantum Matter Institute to the generous cash donations left by visitors to the Pacific Museum of Earth, every donation has made a difference to our researchers, students, and the wider UBC Science community.

The connections that we have made with alumni are equally valuable, and will last a lifetime. Alumni have joined us on campus, become mentors and volunteers, hired our graduates, and shared stories of their time at UBC and beyond. UBC Science is enormously proud of the achievements of our alumni, and we look forward to continuing our conversations.

Our people are at the heart of what makes UBC Science a great faculty—one of the best science faculties in the world—and make no mistake: we count our supporters and alumni among our family.

The campaign may have ended, but UBC Science’s engagement with our alumni and community is only just beginning. As UBC starts its second century, everyone at UBC Science is energized and excited by the achievements of the campaign, and we are eager to begin our next chapter of exploration, achievement, and innovation.

Thank you again for your support.

Simon Peacock
Dean, Faculty of Science