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Who are University of British Columbia's Most influential alumni?
University of British Columbia's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Economics, Earth Sciences, and Political Science. University of British Columbia’s most academically influential people include William Gibson, Robert Mundell, and Niles Eldredge.
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How does this school stack up?
The University of British Columbia (UBC) was founded in 1908.
For the first several decades of its existence, the university’s activities were modest in scope. In 1925 a bold program to transform UBC into a modern research university was put into effect. At this time the main campus was transferred from the Fairview neighborhood just south of downtown Vancouver, to a larger campus at Point Grey about six miles to the west.
Today, UBC is the third-largest university in Canada. In addition to the main campus there is a satellite campus in the city of Kelowna. In all, the UBC student body tops 66,000 souls.
UBC is home to Canada’s national high-energy physics laboratory (TRIUMF), which houses a 520-million electron-volt, cyclotron-style, particle accelerator---the world’s largest. Other cutting-edge UBC scientific facilities include the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the Stuart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute.
UBC is connected with eight Nobel laureates, namely:
Other prominent UBC associated individuals include the following: