The mission of UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering comprises three key areas:


Provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate degree programs, educating engineers empowered with excellent technical and leadership skills, integrity, and social responsibility.


Be recognized internationally as a leader in research and engineering science, creating novel and sustainable solutions to serve public interests and address global challenges in health, energy, and the environment.

Social responsibility 

Promote an inclusive, safe, collaborative, and respectful community for learning and work.

Our core values

  • Collegiality: Promote cooperative interaction between colleagues, shared workload, and responsibilities.
  • Excellence: Attract the best, be the best in teaching, research and community engagement.
  • Innovation: Achieve innovation in research, education, and administration through design to capture value.
  • Integrity: Be honest and truthful, honour our commitments and duties to the department and the profession, and be respectful to everyone we work and interact with.