The best way to reach UBC students.

Who we are

The Ubyssey, founded in 1918, is the definitive source of news on campus. Published every Tuesday during the school year, The Ubyssey is the largest student paper in Western Canada, employs more than 12 full- and half-time editorial staff throughout the year and is supported by an independent, full-time business office. The Ubyssey boasts such alumni as Pierre Berton, Prime Minister John Turner, Allan Fotheringham and Bruce Arthur in such publications as The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and the Vancouver Sun, along with thousands of other alumni around the world.

Our website

Award winning

Named Best Campus Website by the Canadian University Press


impressions each month


unique web readers each month


unique web readers each year

Web advertising


  • Leaderboard

    728 x 90 pixels

    320 x 50 pixels (mobile)

  • Box

    300 x 250 pixels


1,000 Web Impressions, or views of your advertisement, is the smallest denomination we offer. Depending on the time of year and number of advertisements in circulation, it can take a few hours, or up to a full day for your ad to be viewed 1,000 times by our readers.
All impressions are $30 CPM

Our newspaper


copy distribution


campus locations

Full colour

all issues are printed in full colour

Tabloid format

120 lpi halftone screens

The Guide to UBC


copy distribution


pickup rate

Full colour

all issues are printed in full colour


copies distributed through campus partners

About the Guide

The Ubyssey’s Guide to UBC is an 80-page booklet with all the information incoming students need to know about UBC, being a UBC student and the Vancouver area. 12,000 copies are distributed to students during first-day orientations, move-in days, around various areas of UBC and more. This makes the Guide to UBC the perfect advertising opportunity for businesses and events as this guide covers a large area of topics, such as food and activities, and is available for students to take year-round.


  • Full-page

    5" x 8"


  • Half-page

    5" x 4"


  • Quarter-page

    5" x 2"


Premium Advertisements

  • Full-page Centre Spread

    10" x 8"


  • Full-page Back Cover

    5" x 8"


  • Inside Front / Back Cover

    5" x 8"


  • Second from Cover

    5" x 8"


Ad Requirements

  • full colour, free of charge
  • 300 ppi
  • CMYK
  • accepted formats: JPEG, PDF, PNG
  • artwork must be received by July 15th 2018

Mechanical Specifications

  • all artwork requires a bleed of 0.25"
  • all issues are printed in full colour

Guide Bundles

Premium Bundle

Print Size: 5" x 8" Value: $975.00
Web 30,000 impressions Value: $900.00
$1,550.00 Value: $1,875.00

Plus Bundle

Print Size: 5" x 4" Value: $545.00
Web 20,000 impressions Value: $600.00
$900.00 Value: $1,145.00

Extra Bundle Plus

Print Size: 5" x 2" Value: $315.00
Web 10,000 impressions Value: $300.00
$490.00 Value: $615.00

Extra Bundle

Print Size: 5" x 2" Value: $315.00
Web 5,000 impressions Value: $150.00
$370.00 Value: $465.00
Buy 4 weeks ads, get one week free!

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