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Your Orientation to UBC Science

  • Discover Imagine Day and Imagine Transition Program

    Imagine UBC Orientation for Transfer Students

  • Regular Check-ins With Your Orientation Leader

    Regular Check-ins With Your Science Orientation Leader

What is UBC Science Orientations?

UBC Science Orientations supports the transition of new students to the UBC community. You’ll receive academic, community, and professional support through peer-to-peer connections, workshops and social events throughout first term.

What is Imagine UBC and the Imagine Transition Program?

Imagine UBC - Tuesday Sept 7, 2021 - is the first day of your university experience. On this day, you will be paired with a senior Science student - your “orientation leader” - meet fellow students, explore campus, and connect with your department (specialization).

What is a Science Orientation Leader and what do they do?

Every new-to-UBC Science student is automatically paired with a Science Orientation Leader who will send you a personal email over the summer. Your Science Orientation Leader will be your guide through your first term – to the end of December. They can help point you to resources, let you know about awesome events around campus, or meet up for lunch. Check-ins with your Science Orientation Leader can be when you want and about whatever you need.


What kinds of questions can I ask my Science Orientation Leader?

  • Where can I get my textbooks?
  • What are some recommendations for electives?
  • Where are the best places to eat/study on campus?
  • Are there any free resources to help me prepare for exams?
  • How is university different from high school?
  • Where can I find involvement or research opportunities?
  • How do I get involved in research?

How can I contact my Science Orientation Leader?

Your Science Orientation Leader is available through the first round of final exams in December. You’ll receive a personal email from them before registration. From then, you can contact them by Facebook, email, text and more – they’ll send you preferred contact details in their introductory email.

It's the end of July and I haven't gotten an email from my Orientation Leader. What should I do?

Please contact Science Student Engagement at with your full name and UBC student number.


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