Academic Support

When you are struggling with exams, papers and classes – sometimes you need a one-on-one support. The resources below will help you get connected.

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The Chapman Learning Commons in the Irving K Barber Library optimizes space for studying, tutoring, reading, meetings and service support...

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Profs-in-Commons

Profs-in-Commons is part of the Profs-in-Spaces network, a UBC wide project that seeks to increase meaningful engagement between students and professors outside of the classroom. Since fall 2016, the Chapman Learning Commons has been part of the Prof in Spaces community, embedding professors’ office hours in the pavilion spaces (the Learning Lounge and the Centre […]

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Tutoring, Coaching, and Writing

Get by with a little help from your friends- tutoring friends, that is! Tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects through our campus partners. Find out more…

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…from our blog


Making a Career Out of Your Degree

by flint patterson on July 11, 2019

Here at the Chapman Learning Commons, we have a student-run podcast called in[Tuition] which takes an in-depth look at campus issues from the student’s perspective.  In our most recent episode, my partner Laila and I asked what was wrong with getting an Arts degree. While we found that there were many highly successful Arts graduates […]


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Confessions of a High-Achiever

by Mallory Tater on July 11, 2019

Excitement and anxiety really can go hand in hand and those feelings seemed to take turns sneaking up on me.


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Citing Sources Is About More Than Just Following The Rules

by Nick Thorton on September 6, 2016

You've probably heard about academic integrity during your time at UBC. But what does it mean and how do you do it?


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