Community Programs

UBC Extended Learning Community Programs provide easy and affordable access to more than 100 courses in the liberal arts and sciences taught by UBC professors and other experts. From one-day courses to summer institutes, choose from a wide variety of flexible and innovative non-credit offerings in arts, humanities, public affairs, and popular science. Whatever your age or background, Community Programs makes it possible for you to continue your lifelong learning at one of the top research universities in the world.

“UBC Vancouver is a remarkable centre of knowledge and inquiry located in a vibrant and diverse community. Through Community Programs, we help connect UBC and the local community by providing non-credit liberal arts and sciences courses that share perspectives, encourage community dialogue, and promote civil society. This is very much a two-way street.”

— Don Black, Director

Programs and courses take place at the UBC Vancouver campus in Point Grey, or in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square.

Programs, courses, and lectures include:

Instructors and Consultants

Our courses are taught by UBC faculty members, professors emeriti and other experts from a variety of disciplines. Instructors and speakers vary from term to term. Instructor bios are linked from the individual course descriptions.