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 Profs 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

UBC Student Working

We’re Here to Help!

by Celia, Kartik on May 21, 2020

UBC Learning Commons Online Assistants are trained peers ready to help answer your questions about academic support and UBC learning technologies. Click the "Ask Us" button above to reach us!


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So You’re Thinking of Graduate School?

by Max on May 1, 2020

So you’re thinking of graduate school, huh? CLCA Max explores his experiences of the differences between undergraduate and graduate school.


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Writing Support for Undergrads: Term 2, 2019-20

by Liam Monaghan on January 13, 2020

This semester, the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication is hosting a number of workshops and events to support undergraduate writing at UBC.


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A person writing on a lecture

Learn to write, write to learn

by Liam Monaghan on September 12, 2019

Here’s an insider secret: There’s no such thing as the “ideal writer” who can do every type of writing perfectly. If writing is intimidating to you, this is good news.


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Why do we write at universities?

by Liam Monaghan on April 21, 2019

Instructors ask you to write because in the world of academia, writing is the primary form of communication used to share knowledge.


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