Residential members are adjudicated on a membership rubric and membership policies are guided by the Membership Committee on the basis of international knowledge, experience and/or background; a demonstrated record of community leadership and volunteer activities; and potential for contributing to and benefiting from College life.  The academic life of the College is central to its mandate. Junior Fellows must have a keen intellectual curiosity which extends beyond their own academic discipline in order to fully enjoy and benefit from active participation in the College’s wide-ranging academic activities.


  • Full-time Masters or PhD students whose programs are recognized by UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Priority will be given to students with plans to stay 1+ year. Juris Doctor (JD) Program is eligible to apply for the membership. Certificate programs are not eligible for residency.
  • Visiting graduate students who are enrolled in an MA or PhD program somewhere else and have a formal relationship with UBC for a period of at least 12 months.
  • Post-doctoral fellows at UBC staying at least 12 months.