University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Chancellor: Lindsay Gordon
President: Dr. Santa Ono
Charitable Reg. #: 10816 1779 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #11,353
Avg. Compensation $99,034
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About University of British Columbia:
Founded in 1908, The University of British Columbia (UBC) aims to “create an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research.” UBC holds an international reputation for research excellence and learning in a wide range of studies, including arts, sciences, medicine, law and business. In 2015, Times Higher Education ranked UBC as the 34th best university in the world.
In the 2015/2016 academic year, The University of British Columbia had 51,447 students (86%) at its Vancouver campus and 8,212 students (14%) at its Okanagan campus. Overall it had 48,895 undergraduate students (82%) and 10,764 graduate students (18%). In total, UBC had 11,965 international students (20%) from 139 countries, representing a 17% increase from F2014. UBC also had 5,145 faculty members, resulting in a student to faculty ratio of approximately 12:1. Over the year, UBC awarded 12,421 degrees.
In F2015, UBC sponsored 803 industry research contracts and funded 8,278 research projects. From this research, 140 new inventions were disclosed and 169 companies were spun off. Further, in collaboration with 3,300 institutions, UBC’s researchers produced 25,000 co-authored publications. UBC also reports that 15 of its researchers are among the 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited. Further, it has 7 Nobel Laureates and 201 Royal Society of Canada fellows.
The University of British Columbia reports that it generated $12.5 billion in economic impact in F2015.
The University of British Columbia is a Major 100 charity, with donations of $135.1m in F2015. The University receives $1.1b in government funding, making up 52% of revenues in F2015. Its administrative costs are 10% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 23% of donations. For every $1 donated to the charity, 67 cents is put towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. University of British Columbia has funding reserves of $1.5b, which includes $847.9m in donor-endowed funds. This results in a program cost coverage ratio, excluding donor-endowed funds, of 42%. This means that it can fund 5 months of its annual programs using its existing reserves.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by University of British Columbia. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 16, 2015 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.7%||10.4%||8.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||23.4%||27.8%||27.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||91.5%||92.6%||82.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||518,877||475,846||439,991|
|Business activities (net)||271,153||248,430||253,607|
|Cash flow from operations||164,344||148,169||175,935|