Proposals Underway

The development of a new program, particularly those in concept and viability stage is a dynamic process where the end goal is a program that meets the needs of the changing academic environment. As a result of this program details of the below programs have the potential to change.

Doctorate of Education

Grounded in research-informed scholarship, these courses and program offerings will enrich students’ awareness and understanding of educational theory, policy and practice as related to their particular context. At the end of the program, students will demonstrate their new knowledge and capacities to solve significant problems of practice through the dissertation report.

Communications and Rhetoric Minor

Building upon the certificate, a minor will allow students to strengthen their communication skills by completing 15 more credits in selected courses.

Bachelor of nɬeʔkepmxcín Language Fluency

Following the same degree framework for the Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency degree (BNLF), this degree will offer highly prescribed courses to achieve an advanced level of written and oral proficiency in another Interior Salishan language: nɬeʔkepmxcín. Like the BNLF, this degree will contribute to the urgent recovery and revitalization of Indigenous languages in our region.

Master of Management (MM): Dual Degree

This program will allow any student entering any undergraduate program at UBC to earn their undergraduate and MM degrees in an accelerated time-frame. Administered by the Faculty of Management and reflecting different modes of knowing and interdisciplinary, its content focuses on organizational behaviour, social change, community development, global context, and the empowerment of individuals.

Master of Design (MDES) in Design, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

This program will explore topics related to design, innovation, creativity, manufacturing engineering, and technology concepts, with an emphasis on ideation, rapid prototyping, and social and sustainable entrepreneurship, situated in contemporary, global issues and concerns. 

World Literatures and Intercultural communication Major and minor

Using an innovative pedagogical paradigm shift to a plurilingual/pluricultural model, this major will offer literature courses centred in key intercultural research and hybrid language/literature courses in a wide variety of world languages. The major will include experiential learning opportunities such as community service learning, practicum courses, and a directed research course.