On the date of December 7th, 2011, Dr. Blye Frank, Dean of Faculty of Education, Dr. Tom Sork, Senior Associate Dean (International and Administration), and Dr. Beth Haverkamp, Associate Dean (Graduate Programs and Research) had visited BNUZ on behalf of University of British Columbia, Canada. A bilateral meeting had been hosted by Prof. Ailan Fu, Vice President of BNUZ, Dean Jiancheng Wang from School of Education, Dean Wenhao Tao from School of Foreign Languages, Dean Baosheng An from School of Engineering, Dr. Changyun Kang from Development Division, and Director Pansy Gan from Office of International Affairs at the Conference Room of International Centre.
Brief Introduction to University of British Columbia:
Both parties had reviewed the current cooperated program: Master of Museum Education, and showed strong confidence on this joint beginning. Also, discussions about promoting possible collaboration in extensive interested programs were held as well.
Moreover, the UBC delegation had a close look around the School of Engineering, and got impressed by the sound facilities and blossom achievements designed and produced by our students. Finally, a presentation about University of British Columbia had been showed for students by Dr. Tom Sork in the afternoon.
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 9,000 graduate students. The second major campus is in the dynamic southern interior city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. UBC's Okanagan campus, open since 2005, 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.