As part of UBC's commitment to expanding Career and Personal Education, UBC Continuing Studies has been renamed UBC Extended Learning.
UBC Extended Learning will build on the strengths of Continuing Studies and continue to provide lifelong learning to a wide range of learners, with an enhanced mission to work with UBC faculties in providing career and personal education opportunities.
Courses and Programs are Open for Registration
We continue to offer career and personal education courses, programs, and services. You can browse and register for courses as before.
What These Changes Mean for Continuing Studies Students
During the transition to UBC Extended Learning, we took the opportunity to evaluate current programming and will continue to do so in the coming weeks and months. Updates will be posted on this website.
Some students have already received communications detailing changes to course and program offerings, such as course availability, time to complete programs, or program requirements. We will assist any student in completing their studies should the program they are enrolled in change.
UBC Extended Learning’s Evolution
UBC Extended Learning was established by the Vancouver Senate at UBC in early 2017 after three years of strategic planning. Part of UBC Extended Learning’s expanded mandate includes working with UBC’s academic faculties to provide flexible learning opportunities to learners of all ages and at any stage of their life or career. For example, the UBC Extended Learning team worked with the UBC departments of Computer Science and Statistics to launch the UBC Master of Data Science.
Questions, Concerns, and Feedback
Any inquiries can be made by email, by phone at 604.822.1444, or by visiting the administrative offices at 410-5950 University Boulevard at the UBC Point Grey campus.
Your registration for your course(s) doesn’t change, and all scheduled classes are proceeding as planned. You can expect to receive course communications as usual. If a program you are enrolled in is changed (for example course availability, program requirements, and time to complete the program), we will contact you with further information.
Online registration is available on this site. You are also welcome to register by phone at 604.822.1444, or in person at our offices.
To ensure that we keep our programs current, we continually assess and refine programs and courses to ensure they are meeting learners’ and our communities’ needs. Sometimes this means we modify or discontinue programs and courses, and introduce new offerings. This has been a continual process since the Department of University Extension was formed in 1936.
Our transformation to UBC Extended Learning, and our new mandate, have been an opportunity to assess our existing programs and courses. Not only do we want to ensure they meet the needs of learners and our communities, but that they align with UBC’s new Career and Personal Education mandate to share UBC excellence in academics, research, and teaching to the broadest community possible.
Your application will be processed and forwarded to the selection committee for review. You will be advised by email of your status with the program to which you applied.
If you are a current student working toward obtaining a certificate or award of achievement that changes, we will work with you to help you complete your studies. If your program doesn’t change, you can still finish your certificate or award of achievement.
The UBC Extended Learning name will appear on all certificates and awards of achievement.
Yes, we will continue to offer courses at UBC Robson Square, unless otherwise noted.
Other than the name change to UBC Extended Learning, our contact information remains the same.
We will continue to process staff tuition waivers. More information on staff tuition waivers and eligibility can be found here.
Our evolution to UBC Extended Learning is part of the larger Flexible Learning initiative at UBC. Career and Personal Education (CPE) is one of six pillars of this initiative.
The faculties are centres of excellence in research and teaching. UBC Extended Learning will work with faculties to provide outstanding learning experiences to the community, with an explicit mandate to expand UBC’s CPE offerings.