From online classes to "fake commutes" to online labs - we've got answers!
Your first year with UBC Science is an exciting time, and just like you, we're getting ready for your first term online! By now, you've probably joined us at a few of our (digital) events. Get your feet underneath you by checking out the resources on this page to help you dive into your university experience.
On June 9 and 11, we invited you to "Meet Our Science Community" - we had a great time connecting with all of you in attendance and sharing stories and wisdom from students Sophia, Sean, Hebah and Shovon, academic advisor Jonathan and associate deans Dr. Cavers and Dr. Harris.
On June 24 or 25, join us and your fellow first year Science students for a fun-filled trivia challenge (no studying required!). Meet some of the people you'll be studying with as you embark on your degree!
Test drive a class... no quizzes or tests included, we promise!
Join UBC Science profs for a chance to dip your toes in some Science topics and see what a digital university "classroom" is like.
Support for UBC Science Students
Science Peer Academic Coaches support you to achieve your unique academic goals through one-on-one coaching sessions. From discussing study habits to brainstorming strategies that might work for you to improve your learning, Coaches help you to be successful academically. Discover how SPAC coach Sean has adapted his own study strategies to effectively learn online.
Your Orientation Leader is one of the first faces you will meet at UBC, and is your guide as you transition to university life and all the way through your first set of final exams. Check out Orientation Leader Hebah's advice for new-to-UBC students and tips for finding first friends here.
In term 2, keep an eye on your Distillation emails for more details about the "Meet Your Major" event where departmental advisors and senior students from each specialization come together for one night to answer your questions about choosing a specialization!