Tips For First Time Transit Users

As someone that commutes frequently, I know how difficult it can be to deal with transit. The first few times I used it, I panicked and relied on my friends and family for guidance every step of the way. While they can be a great resource, not everyone knows where to begin, and that’s okay! […]

Tips to Prepare for Courses Effectively – Part 2

This blog post is part of a series! Be sure to check out part 1 for even more tips. When a new term begins at UBC, you have a brand new class timetable, the courses on Canvas start appearing with their long syllabi and your inbox has many welcome emails from your professors. Personally, I […]

Tips to Prepare for Courses Effectively – Part 1

The beginning of a term is always an exciting time for me – it’s like a breath of fresh air to start learning new, interesting topics and doing this after reflecting on how the last term went. However, all the new information can be a bit overwhelming.  After experiencing many “beginning of the term” times […]

August 25-31, 2023 Event Resources

Here are some free-admission, budget-friendly events before the school year starts! To learn more, visit the websites hyperlinked below for each event. Shipyards Night Market Date and Time: Friday, August 25th, 3-10 PM Location: 19 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B2 Improv for Beginners Date and Time: Saturday, August 26th, 3:30-5:30 PM Location: 1502 […]

New to UBC – Learn from Peers

What’s in store for you at UBC? Our student staff shares their advice and experiences.

“Land Restoration at W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations’ Territory”

Plucking the roots of plants whose names I hadn’t known before, I stand with amazing people, who are passionately but clumsily using shovels. We are hoping to help restore the Indigenous land after many ecological disasters colonialism has brought to it. I stand at W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations’ Territory, located on the Saanich Peninsula. I was […]

Failing Forward 

Most students think failing a course is the end of the world. However, the reality is that failing a course is not uncommon, especially given the challenges we faced, like: the pandemic, inflation, food security issues, technical difficulties, and more. Like many others, I failed a course during this difficult time but I did not […]

Open Learning

Explore the wonders of the open web! Read all about Open Educational Resources.

How to Get the Most Out of ChatGPT

ChatGPT has become a popular language model that generates coherent responses to a wide range of questions. From improving your writing skills to helping enhance your creativity, ChatGPT can be a great tool for any student. Here are a few ways I like to use ChatGPT! Before starting a project or assignment, read up on […]

Networking: What it Means, and How to Do it Well

To many, networking can seem daunting. On one hand, there are the personal pressures of not feeling confident enough about what you have to offer. On the other hand, the social connotations around networking can make it seem like it’s reserved for a privileged few. But what does it really mean to ‘network’?  Whether you’re […]

Exploring Cultures Around the World: Insights on Central Asia from a Kazakh Student at UBC

When I was applying to universities, UBC was my top choice for many reasons – one of them being our diverse student body! It is so lovely to be able to connect with various cultures from across the world, gathered on our beautiful campus. I want to share a bit more about the place I […]

Online Learning

Online courses making your head spin? Check out these great tools for acing them!

Get Help from the CWSC

Connect with the CWSC for writing consultations, workshops, seminars and resources.

A Quick Guide to Food Security Resources – Part 2

Part 1 of this series talks about food security initiatives on-campus that any UBC student can access. However, there are also food security resources throughout the metro Vancouver region that may be more convenient or better suited for one’s needs. Like the previous blog post mentioned, students are among one of the most vulnerable groups […]

Pride 2024 Events and Resources

Events Pride Celebrations + Festivals Get information on Pride events all over BC! As the Pride season arrives, this site is updated on a rolling basis. Various UBC events UBC Resources UBC Pride collective Positive space campaign  2SLGBTQIA+ Library Guide  Learn about pride flags Career resources for lgbtq+ students Peer resources for incoming trans + […]

Find Housing

Know all of the tips and tricks for securing a housing spot on and off campus!

A Quick Guide to Food Security Resources – Part 1

Photo by Duncan McHugh / LFS Learning Centre Last semester, UBC students marched across campus denouncing the lack of food security, as well as the lack of affordability across UBC food retailers. This is not a UBC specific issue, as post-secondary students or university students are especially vulnerable to food insecurity (Lee et al., 2018) […]

Growing Grit

Dreams feel beyond reach? We’ll have you shooting for the stars -and reaching them!

Let’s read! Strategies to read more.

“I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them” -Emma Thompson  Photo by Seven Shooter on Unsplash  Reading is an investment of time and energy, resources that are in short supply for the average student. Finding time to read can be difficult for […]