The Public Art Strategy provides guidance on the goals and implementation strategies for UBC Vancouver's outdoor art collection. The University Art Committee has a Subcomittee on Outdoor Art which oversees the outdoor art collection.
Outdoor, public artworks include:
- The formal University Outdoor Art Collection, which is administered and curated by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery,
- The art collection housed outdoors at the Museum of Anthropology,
- Markers of cultural significance, such as Reconciliation Pole and Musqueam house posts
- Other creative displays and initiatives, such as the UBC cairns and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture's studio project C-Shore.
Artworks are acquired by commission, created for an artistic event or festival, purchased and donated to UBC.