“Higher Education in British Columbia Before the Establishment of UBC”

Main Library concourse 1920sThe early history of post-secondary education in B.C.

Written by Donna Humphries and Wendy Hunt (1988)

This essay provides a brief overview of the development of higher education in British Columbia in the two decades period before the formal establishment of the University of British Columbia in 1915. It includes information about Vancouver College, the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning of British Columbia, and McGill University College of British Columbia.

For additional information pertaining to UBC’s pre-history refer to: