The Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Program at the University of British Columbia is an interdisciplinary summer research program that brings together data providers and domain experts to work with talented students (i.e., DSSG Fellows) on data-intensive projects that have the potential to benefit society.

This 14-week, full-time summer program is designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds with experience in data science, urban research and planning, design thinking and other domains to work on focused, collaborative research projects that have the potential to benefit society. 

Data Science for Social Good 2024


The call for applications for 2025 summer will open in December 2024.

If you are interested in attending an information session about the DSSG Program, please fill out your information here. We will announce once the details are available.


If you are interested in becoming a partner/sponsor for the DSSG Program, please click the button below for more information. We are seeking project proposals from UBC faculty members, non-profit, or government organizations at any time of the year.

Past Years

The inaugural UBC DSSG program was launched in 2017 as part of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC). From then on, DSSG has worked in collaboration with other UBC departments and with local organizations.


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

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

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