Our office is here to support global partnership building. We can make introductions to potential collaborators, help with academic partnership agreements and global program and course development, as well as organize campus delegation visits.

Our goal is to make anything and everything involved with UBC’s global engagement, research and education easy, streamlined and rewarding for everyone involved. We are a resource, sounding board and trusted advisor.


We are connectors.

We can make introductions, enhance current partnerships, build alliances, identify high-impact multi-stakeholder research opportunities and bring international partners to campus for visits, events and collaborations.

We support global learning.

We can assist in putting together transformative learning experiences in global contexts, on global issues, to develop students as global citizens, critical thinkers and future leaders ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

We are at your service.

Our experienced professionals can instruct on how to create an agreement, write a proposal, draft a business plan and generally navigate complexities of putting together academic partnership agreements. 

We promote equitable partnerships.

We support global partnerships based on respect and sharing, grounded in inclusivity, reciprocity, mutual benefit and positive impact, building a more just and sustainable society. We want to build on strengths, join conversations responsive to needs communities identify themselves and listen more than we speak. 



Streamlining partnership agreements is the core work of the Global Partnerships Facilitation Group (GPFG), which UBC created to do just that. Co-chaired by the Vice-Provost, International and the Associate University Counsel, the advisory group includes UBC committee members from the UBC Senate, University-Industry Liaison Office and Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Global academic agreements can be difficult to understand, complex and nuanced. The GPFG offers a standardized approach that’s efficient, simple and comprehensive. UBC faculty, administrators and staff can consult with the group on proposed agreements in early stages of development.

Email us for more information and assistance: global.partnerships@ubc.ca.


As global connectors, it is our honour to welcome friends – old and new – to UBC. We support both faculty bringing delegations to our two BC campuses and institutions who want to partner. Contact us to coordinate visits from international scholars, dignitaries and university administrators to our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. 

Get in touch with us for assistance: global.partnerships@ubc.ca.


Hong Kong & New Delhi offices

Our international offices in Hong Kong and India help faculty engage with partners, arrange visits, initiate research projects and collaborate in Asia. These offices also actively recruit students to UBC from the region, plus promote local alumni and development engagement. 

Contact our regional offices

China Council

UBC’s China Council is an advisory group as well as faculty resource. The Council supports engagement in China, advises UBC leadership on strategy and serves as an information hub on China for both UBC and the wider community.

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We are here to help UBC faculty and partner institutions with innovative global endeavors on campus, locally and internationally. We can assist with developing transformative educational experiences, organizing new programs and hosting international summits and webinars. We can also guide business proposals, project plans and academic partner agreements. 

To find out more, get in touch with Cheryl Dumaresq, Managing Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, International: Cheryl.dumaresq@ubc.ca


Experiencing other cultures, countries and communities is a life-altering, perspective-broadening opportunity. We work hard to ensure our students are safe and secure wherever in the world they venture through our Student Safety Abroad Program and Policy. Our Student Safety Abroad Advisor helps faculty and staff who oversee or accompany students travelling internationally – from planning for a safe trip and leading pre-departure sessions to managing high-risk travel requests and providing help during emergencies. 

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