Privacy Policy

UBC supports records management, information security and protection of privacy in accordance with:

For further information on Access and Privacy at UBC, please contact the Legal Counsel, Information and Privacy by email at

Commitment to Privacy

Personal information provided on your subscription, event registration, or contact request forms are collected pursuant to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”), RSBC 1996, c.165, as amended. The information will be used for the purposes of: answering inquiries; admission; registration; academic progress; notification of future courses; event information; and operating other UBC-related programs. UBC collects, uses, retains and discloses information in accordance with FIPPA. UBC may share and disclose personal information within the University to carry out its mandate and operations. Information, in aggregate form only, may also be used for research purposes and statistics.

Should you have any questions about the collection of information, please contact the Co-Directors of MDS, UBC Faculty of Science, Earth Sciences Building, 2178-2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4,

Updating Your Email Subscription Preferences

If at any time you wish to change your preferences or be removed from our subscription lists, click the "Unsubscribe" links found at the bottom of each email.

Website Information and Online Advertising

We may work with third parties using cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive non-personal information in aggregate and use that information to provide measurement services and targeted ads. This information is kept indefinitely. This helps us promote our website (and UBC) to those who have already shown an interest in UBC.

You can opt out of this collection and use of information for ad targeting at any time: Understanding Online Advertising. If you have opted-out of web tracking through your internet browser we will not track your visit.

If you have any questions about how your information is collected in relation to the website or online advertising, please contact our Legal Counsel, Information and Privacy Manager.