University of British Columbia

Faculty of Science

Genome Science and Technology


Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

170-6371 Crescent Road

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2






Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Genome Science and Technology graduate program is a trans-disciplinary program that combines genomic research with leading-edge technology development in genome sciences for students pursing an M.Sc. or Ph.D. This program is intended to accommodate the diverse background of students and the broad nature of genomic research in human, animal, plant, microbes, and viruses. Program Objectives Generate a culture of innovation and discovery by exposing trainees at all levels to important and timely scientific problems being addressed using emerging technologies. Enable researchers to effectively work at the nexus of biology, engineering, and physical sciences by providing a unified training program including joint seminars, cross-disciplinary rotations, and hands-on training in new technology and methodology. Provide enriching professional development programs to assist the transition of trainees into both the academic and industrial workforces. Foster close interactions, collaborations, and intellectual exchange with other laboratories nationally and internationally. Our goal is to be among the top 10 graduate programs in genome sciences & technology in North America.


Public Canadian University

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City