Graduate Program

Welcome to the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) where we provide interdisciplinary graduate studies through the Oceans and Fisheries graduate program (OCF). Our mission is to lead the way to healthy and sustainable marine and freshwater systems through excellent research, inspirational education, and innovative societal engagement.

The OCF trains marine and freshwater scientists to undertake basic and applied research that help foster healthy marine and freshwater ecosystems and sustainable resource use. Students deepen and broaden their interdisciplinary expertise by acquiring in-depth training in fisheries science, aquatic ecology, environmental physiology, natural resource economics, marine governance, and climate change. In doing so, they develop the research capacity and knowledge translation skills necessary for rewarding careers in academia, industry, government, NGOs and beyond.

The University of British Columbia is highly ranked internationally, particularly in the ocean sciences, environmental sciences and animal biology. At UBC, you will be at a top tier, international research university, learning from renowned faculty members committed to high quality learning, and utilizing state-of-the-art facilities.

  • Prospective Students

    Prospective Students


  • Current Students

    Current Students