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Welcome to International Relations at UBC

Welcome to International Relations at UBC

The IR Program at UBC has both a Major and a Minor in the Faculty of Arts. Students need to be in the BA program in order to apply and be in the IR Major or the IR Minor is available to be declared and is not competitive. Information about the IR Major can be […]

IR Welcome and Orientation Events

IR Welcome and Orientation Events

Whether you’re returning to UBC for your final or penultimate year or are new to the IR Major, there are events happening in the next few weeks for you! The aim for these events, and the others that will come throughout the year, is for you to meet your peers in IR whom you may […]

Applications coming up for work & volunteer opportunities

Applications coming up for work & volunteer opportunities

Participating in a work or volunteer position can be an incredible way of developing your skills and translating knowledge you are learning in class to a different environment. The three programs below have applications that are opening soon and that you may want to start considering now. Work Learn Program Work Learn positions for the […]

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congratulations Class of 2019!

It’s been 4, 5, 6 years, or maybe even more – but you made it! You’re graduating and forging ahead, with all the excitement, trepidation, and mystery that is associated with that. So three cheers for you and for the community that supported you and helped you get here. Savour the moments on May 23rd […]

Call for Submissions to Essay Prizes – due May 5th!

Call for Submissions to Essay Prizes – due May 5th!

Did you write an essay this academic year that received a grade of 85% or higher? If yes, you may be eligible for one of the Prizes below: Mack Eastman Prize A prize of $350, given in memory of Dr. S. Mack Eastman, is available to all students in the University. Dr. Eastman was the […]

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IR Major Application Closes May 15

The 2019 application cycle for the International Relations Major will close on May 15, 2019. Admission decisions will be communicated to all applicants by June 15, 2019. A couple quick notes regarding the application: If you are a transfer student with 54 transferable credits you must first apply to UBC before applying to IR. If […]

Prospective IR Major Info Session

Prospective IR Major Info Session

Are you intending to apply for the IR Major either this year or next year? Do you have questions about the program and what to expect? We would love to share information with you! Join current IR Majors, the IR co-chairs, and the Program Manager to ask questions and learn more about the International Relations […]

New Year Drop-In Advising Hours

New Year Drop-In Advising Hours

Drop-in advising hours for this term will continue as they were last term: Tuesdays 2-4pm Thursdays 10am-12pm *on Jan. 10, 9-11am* Should you prefer or need an alternate time, please email me at irmajor.program[at]ubc.ca with a couple suggestions. Any updates or cancellations of these times will be posted on Contact Us. Happy New Year!