College For Interdisciplinary Studies

Note: Closed 01 October 2013

In March 2013, UBC Senate approved the motion to transfer the remaining independent graduate programs within CfIS to new administrative homes and to close CfIS effective 01 October 2013. This decision was made following the successful transfer of CfIS research units, and their associated graduate programs, to Faculties in 2012. Please visit http://cfis.ubc.ca/about/ for further background information and to read the full Senate motions.

The following research units and independent graduate programs have been transferred from CfIS to their new homes in UBC faculties:

Research Units

  • Liu Institute of Global Issues – transferred to the Faculty of Arts
  • Institute of Asian Research – transferred to the Faculty of Arts
  • Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (newly created) – transferred to the Faculty of Arts
  • Fisheries Centre – transferred to the Faculty of Science
  • Human Early Learning Partnership – transferred to the Faculty of Medicine
  • Institute for European Studies – transferred to the Faculty of Arts
  • Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability – transferred to the Faculty of Science
  • Institute of Applied Mathematics – transferred to the Faculty of Science
  • Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre – transferred to the Faculty of Applied Science
  • School of Community and Regional Planning – transferred to the Faculty of Applied Science
  • School of Environmental Health – transferred to the Faculty of Medicine
  • W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics – transferred to the Faculty of Medicine

Independent Graduate Programs:

  • Bioinformatics – transferred to the Faculty of Science
  • Cell and Developmental Biology – transferred to the Faculty of Medicine
  • Genetics – transferred to the Faculty of Medicine
  • Genome Sciences and Technology – transferred to the Faculty of Science
  • Interdisciplinary Oncology – transferred to the Faculty of Medicine
  • Neuroscience – transferred to the Faculty of Medicine
  • Sustainable Building Science – transferred to the Faculty of Applied Science
  • Master of Software Systems – transferred to the Faculty of Applied Science

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