For over 35 years and in partnership with the UBC Portfolio Management Foundation (PMF), UBC Sauder’s Finance Division has been a world-class provider of experiential learning and academic research. Building on a proud legacy towards a bright future, our mission remains to train skilled financiers, leaders in our field, and pillars of our community.

Concurrently, UBC Sauder is deeply committed to collaborative and respectful culture where all voices, experiences, ideas and identities in our community can thrive. We are intentional in fostering a sense of belonging. This includes identifying and removing barriers for those who have been systemically, historically or persistently marginalized.

To support this vital work, we are launching UBC SWIFT: Sauder Women in Finance Training during the 2022/23 academic year. Our objective is to provide top quality training in finance to a diverse pipeline of talent. We will supply excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion to employers and students who share our vision for responsible leadership. 

Program Highlights

SWIFT is an extra-curricular programs for students pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Through connections between academics and practitioners in finance, students reconcile practical portfolio management with rigorous academic theory. 

  • a sense of community
  • capital markets training 
  • investment knowledge 
  •  mentorship
  • networking
  • summer internship

SWIFT students will have  flexible pathways for interests such as exchange programs or dual specialization. 

In its inaugural year as an extra-curricular finance training program, SWIFT expects to admit 8-10 students in our tuition-free program. 

We will model the values of Rigor, Respect, Responsibility, Connection, and Giving back.

"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception."

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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