The Graduate Pathway on Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies is a 12-credit non-degree training program that augments existing Master’s and PhD programs at UBC. The pathway will provide a capacity for Master’s and PhD students who are interested in this area and desire to contribute to scaling Canada’s Blockchain industry while also engaging in some of the world’s most complex socio-technical issues.

The training path focuses on four primary sectors: health and wellness, clean energy, regulatory technology and indigenous issues. The program is supported by industry partners from a wide range of sectors who offer students valuable internships in collaboration with Mitacs. 

Apply Now

Interested applicants must be existing Master's or Ph.D. students at UBC, or apply to be admitted as Master's or Ph.D. students at UBC. Accepted students will receive full or partial funding support, depending on their academic background, research skills, and the ability to secure Mitacs internships.

Students should express their interest in pursuing this pathway, preferably at the time of graduate studies’ application, to their academic supervisor and to Students who are already enrolled in a Master's or PhD program at UBC may also apply for admission to the pathway. To be considered for participation in the pathway, students who are already pursuing graduate studies OR have been accepted to UBC for September of the following year should apply for admission to the pathway using the "APPLY NOW" button above by no later than the end of May of the year in which they wish to start the pathway.  Admission decisions are finalized by June 30.

For more information please contact

Please note that all students admitted to UBC graduate programs are encouraged to apply. 

Sample Courses

Below are some of our advanced Blockchain courses from the School of Information and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on Unsplash

Blockchain Software Engineering


Photo by Gabriel Sollmann on Unsplash

Blockchain Technology for Information Professionals

ARST 575M (3)

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Foundation of Blockchain and Distributed Ledge V0.7


Photo by Kaleidico on Unsplash

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Graduate Pro-Seminar


We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.


First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. External Link An arrow entering a square. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.