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To help you prepare for university learning, UBC departments are offering a selection of free online courses over the summer.
You can work through them at your preferred pace and time, no matter which time zone you’re learning from.
The UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy is offering Introductory Physics.
This free, refresher course, open to all newly admitted students, can help you ensure you're ready for university-level physics this fall.
UBC and the Faculty of Science take Academic Integrity very seriously – in fact, it’s the foundation of what makes your education one of the finest in the world.
Instructors can seem pretty intimidating, and that might be why some students are hesitant about going to office hours.
All those acronyms behind their names and their seemingly effortless ability to recall a lifetime’s worth of knowledge might make you feel a little dizzy, especially at the thought of talking with them in a small group or one on one.
As you know, we have all had to adapt to new teaching and learning practices in the face of a global health pandemic. We recognize that this has created significant challenges, both for students and instructors, as we navigate uncharted terrain and explore new approaches to remain digitally connected. Over the past few months, instructors at UBC Science have put enormous effort into developing virtual resources so that we can continue providing you with a world-class science education. We remain firmly committed to this educational mission.
Our students, faculty, and staff have been busy adjusting to the realities of online learning these last few weeks and months, and for many students, the virtual environment can be tough to navigate.
Transition can be one of the most exhilarating periods of your life—or one of the most terrifying. Experiencing anxiety is normal during these times, but combined with projects and assignments, it can be hard to cope. There are numerous UBC resources and ways to help you manage stress.
When you practice and teach others course material, it is easier to remember the information and recall it later on.
You’ve likely heard that study groups are a good idea, but do you know why they are? There are a few keys to making study groups productive and efficient (and not just another outlet of your precious minutes).
Science Peer Academic Coaches (SPAC) help you discover which study methods work best for you.