Our Place in the World

UBC’s Department of Psychology ranks 13th in the world and first in Canada in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings. The 2021 psychology rankings includes 533 universities.

The Department of Psychology also ranks 16th in the world and first in Canada in the 2021 QS World University subject rankings.

First in Canada

For the sixth year in a row, UBC’s psychology program places first in Canada in the 2021 Maclean’s subject rankings.

2019-2020 Annual Report

Our annual report highlights the scholarly accomplishments, leadership, and community engagement of our faculty, staff and students.

At a Glance

Our rankings, people, and awards and accolades in 2019-2020.

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.

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