science, commerce, arts, literature, law, medicine, and all other branches of knowledge In 1877, only six years after British Columbia joined Canada, Superintendent of Education John Jessop submitted a proposal for the formation of a provincial university.
The provincial legislature passed An Act Respecting the University of British Columbia in 1890, but disagreements arose over whether to build the university on Vancouver Island or the mainland.
The University of British Columbia, commonly referred to as UBC, is a public research university with campuses and facilities in British Columbia, Canada.
Founded in 1908 as the Mc Gill University College of British Columbia, the university became independent and adopted its current name in 1915.
In 1922, the twelve-hundred-strong student body embarked on a "Build the University" campaign.