Our Place in the World
UBC’s Department of Psychology ranks twelfth in the world and first in Canada in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings. The 2019 psychology rankings includes 463 universities, up from 101 in 2018.
The Department of Psychology also ranks 16th in the world and first in Canada in the 2019 QS World University subject rankings.
First in Canada
For the fifth year in a row, UBC’s psychology program places first in Canada in the 2020 Maclean’s subject rankings.
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At a Glance
Our rankings, people, and awards and accolades in 2018-19.
Celebrating a Century of Psychology at UBC
In September 2015, exactly 100 years after welcoming its first class of students, UBC launched a year of Centennial celebrations.
The year 2015 also marked a historical time for psychology at the University—it’s 100th anniversary of when the first psychology class was offered. Now, Psychology is the most popular undergraduate major at UBC, with over 1800 students working toward their BA degree and over 150 studying for their BSc degree.
Celebrating 50 Years of UBC Psychology
In 2008-09, UBC Psychology celebrated 50 years since becoming an autonomous academic unit and 25 years in the Department’s current home, the Douglas T. Kenny Building.
Eric Eich, Andrew Witt, and Joanne Elliott co-authored the book, UBC Psychology at Fifty, to pay tribute to the Department’s accomplishments. The book contains a verbal and pictorial timeline of major milestones, individual essays by four past Psychology Department Heads, memoirs, photographs, and past doctoral-degree recipients and major award winners.