about us

About Us

Founded in 1998, the Centre for Operations Excellence (COE) is an internationally recognized operations research (OR) centre based in the Operations and Logistics division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

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We are dedicated to providing value to business and academia through projects with industry and research on applied OR methods. We have published many research articles and completed over 100 industry projects with major corporations in nearly every business sector. Some of these projects have been featured in the national media and have won best practice awards at OR conferences.

We also administer the UBC Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) Consulting Internship Program, a unique master's program that provides students with an advanced education in OR and the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a professional business environment.

COE Vision

To be a world-class academic centre that enhances the teaching, research and practice of operations research and operations management.


COE Mission

Partnering with organizations in the private and public sectors, the COE will initiate and manage applied projects that will:

  • address and provide solutions to operational challenges facing our partners
  • create problem-based learning opportunities for students
  • provide an opportunity for faculty to enhance their teaching and research.


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