University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Vancouver, Canada
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 5, 2015
Application Fee: 
94.75 (Canadian)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Linda Svendsen
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poet: Rhea Tregebov. Fiction writers: Steven Galloway, Nancy Lee, Annabel Lyon, Keith Maillard, Maureen Medved, Linda Svendsen, Timothy Taylor, and John Vigna. Nonfiction writers: Deborah Campbell, Kevin Chong, and Andrea Schroeder.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, Graduate Awards, Student Loans, Work Study, Positions Within PRISM international and Brave New Playwrights

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

PRISM international

Other Features: 

New Shoots is a program in which MFA graduate students gain teaching experience by instructing junior and senior high school students in creative writing. Students may also participate in Booming Ground, a graduate student-run mentorship program for members of the wider community. Other features include the Creative Writing Student Association and the Science Writing Project.

The deadline to apply for the optional residency is September of the previous year.


Steven Galloway, Hart Hansen, Annabel Lyon