The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses. The largest campus is 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular location that is a 'must-see' for any visitor to the city — where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. The campus is home to more than 37,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students. UBC's Okanagan Campus is in the dynamic southern interior city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. Opened in 2005, the Okanagan campus provides an intimate learning community in the spectacular wine-growing region of British Columbia. The campus educates more than 6,500 undergraduate and 450 graduate students.