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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC's response.

Students: UBC is transitioning to online classes. For individual course updates monitor Canvas and email. UBC Science Advising has moved to online and phone advising.

Faculty and staff can access resources related to academic continuity, telecommuting and remote working IT guides.

General information and FAQs are available on the UBC site.

The academic life doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit. UBC offers some great resources—tutors, academic coaching, and of course, the students around you.

Learning Commons Resources for Science Students

The Learning Commons provides resources and technology to support students with their academics.

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  • Science Peer Academic Coaches (SPAC)

    Not sure how to balance all of your courses, lab assignments, work, and still be healthy?  Meet with a Science Peer Academic Coach (SPAC), who will provide an individualized academic support in the form of one-on-one strengths-based conversations to help you develop lifelong learning skills (i.e. Time Management, Study Techniques, Note-Taking).

  • Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre

    Abdul Ladha is a study and social space that encourages both informal and organized academic, club and social activities for UBC Science students. You can also book a meeting room or the front porch area with SUS. 

  • Biology Learning Centre

    The Biology Learning Centre (Room 1114, Biological Sciences Building) is a great place for TA office hours, meetings, or group work. 

  • Chemistry Resource Centre

    Visit the Chemistry Resource Centre in Chemistry B357 for a good study space and to receive assistance with study materials. 

  • Math Learning Centre

    Grad students in the math department can provide support on math homework assignments and exam preparation. Drop into the MLC, Rooms 301 and 302 of the Leonard S. Klinck Building.

  • Physics Help Centre

    Need help on your Physics coursework? Drop into Hennings 307 on Mondays and Thursdays starting September.

  • Academic Resources and Support

    Improve your writing, connect with an academic advisor, meet with a peer tutor, and more. Plenty of resources are available on campus to support your time at UBC.

  • AMS Tutoring Services

    AMS offers free tutoring with coursework, exam preparation, and study support. Group tutoring and one-on-one appointments available.

  • Live Well to Learn Well

    Your wellbeing is an important aspect of your academic success. There are numerous resources on campus to help you maintain good health - counselling services, Wellness Centre, Student Health Service, and more.

  • Centre for Accessibility

    The UBC Centre for Accessibility supports students with a disability or ongoing medical condition, while also encouraging a more inclusive community for all students. 

  • Helpful Resources for Students

    Learn how to manage your time, interact with your profs, work in groups, or use library resources for research.