Objectives and UBC’s Unique Position

We cannot overstate how important it is for Canadians to understand the U.S. U.S. institutions and policies play pivotal roles in virtually every dimension of Canadian affairs. The events of 9/11 and subsequent responses have given an even greater urgency to this need. The U.S. studies program at UBC advances Canadians’ grasp of the U.S. The core components of the program are:

  1. A U.S. Studies major for undergraduates.
  2. Graduate studies on the U.S.
  3. Research conducted by distinguished scholars.
  4. A public outreach program.

The program claims the strongest group of scholars found at any Canadian university thereby placing UBC as the clear leader in this field.