The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located in Vancouver and was founded in 1908. It welcomes about 54,000 students, between Canadian and international, from 140 countries. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious in the world.
Vancouver Island University is an educational institution in USA, which history dates back to 1936. It is a dynamic, internationally known center of learning and applied research, aiming to contribute to the local society and economy with its innovativeness. VIU consists of four campuses - a main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River and Parksville Qualicum. Currently the institution educates 18,000 full-and part-time learners, including 1100 international students, over 1000 aboriginal students. The range of programs and learning opportunities provided to... See full description.