Science Peer Academic Coaches

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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.

SPAC coaches work with you one-on-one to help you achieve your academic goals at UBC.

Meet with a coach to set goals, discuss study habits, brainstorm ways to improve learning, and co-create a plan of action moving forward.

Get an Academic Boost.

Students who work with an SPAC coach see lasting improvements to their study habits.

Get ready for midterms and start your term off strong! Hear insight and advice from UBC professors on how to best prepare for midterms.

Studying for exams doesn’t have to be difficult. Drop by for 15 minutes to kick off your final exam preparation.

Learn how to get motivated so you can reach your academic and degree goals.

Get Strategic with Your Studying

An SPAC Coach can help you if you are considering these questions:

  • How do I balance all my assignments, lab reports, exams, and work, while still staying healthy?

  • How come I can’t remember anything from the lecture I just attended 10 minutes ago?

  • I have 8 chapters to read this weekend for 3 different classes, where do I even start?

  • How do people use their lecture notes to study for an exam? Am I doing it right?

  • What’s the quickest way to memorize things for an exam?


Looking for a coach outside of drop-in hours? Book an online appointment with a coach.


All conversations with a coach are confidential.

Meet the Team

SPAC coaches are Science students like you! Meet the team.

Drop-In Coaching

You can visit an SPAC Coach in our drop-in centre when classes are in session. SPAC coaches are happy to chat with you to create a study plan, discuss time management strategies, and more. SPAC coaches will help you complete an Action Plan to outline the immediate steps you should take to achieve your academic goals. Throughout this process, coaches will familiarize you with various on-campus resources that you can use to support your academic success.

Drop-in Mon – Fri, 12 – 5 PM

Drop-in Coaching is available online through April 8, 2020. Same-day appointments are typically available and are scheduled during our drop in hours. Drop us a line and we will send you an email to connect you with a Science Peer Academic Coach.