On-campus events

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Throughout the year we host special on-campus events for Canadian students and on-campus events for international students. These occasions give you the chance to connect one-to-one with current students, faculty, and advisors to have your questions answered and to get a sense of what it’s like to be a UBC student.

You’ll discover why UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world. Plus, you’ll experience its rich learning environment and learn more about student life and your wide-ranging opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

We look forward to meeting you.

On-campus events for Canadian students

Destination UBC 2018

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Excited about attending UBC? Destination UBC is a full-day information event on UBC’s Okanagan campus where you’ll get your questions answered, connect with the UBC community, and start preparing for life as a UBC student. This event is only open to Canadian students who have been admitted to UBC for fall 2018.

Admitted students from outside of the Okanagan (school districts 22, 23, 51, 53, 58, 67, and 83) are invited for a full weekend experience and may be eligible for a full travel reimbursement.

Can my parents come?

Absolutely. Parent-specific programming and sessions are available on Saturday to help them learn more about supporting you in your transition to UBC.

Indigenous Welcome

If you are a First Nations, Métis, or an Inuit high school student in Canada, Destination UBC is your chance to visit UBC’s Okanagan campus before classes begin to connect with the Aboriginal community. We’ll give you advice on transitioning to university life, and connect you with current students in your faculty or program who can dispense helpful insider tips.

Aboriginal high school students admitted to the Okanagan campus are invited to both the Indigenous Welcome and Destination UBC events, and may also be eligible for a full travel reimbursement.


The Indigenous Welcome and Destination UBC will take place on UBC’s Okanagan campus.


Indigenous Welcome: May 10, 2018

Destination UBC (weekend event): May 11 to 13, 2018

Destination UBC (day event): May 12, 2018

How to register

Online registration is officially open, but space is limited. To register, log in to your account, click My Events, and follow the prompts.

UBC Faculty of Medicine information session

Are you a local high school student who is interested in medicine? The UBC Faculty of Medicine is hosting an evening information session for you. Learn about admission requirements, the application process, and how the program is training the next generation of physicians for our province. Presenters include Dr. Shahin Shirzad, assistant dean of admissions for undergraduate medical education, as well as current Southern Medical Program students and a UBC student recruiter-advisor.


Room RHS 260, Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, UBC’s Okanagan campus


Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

How to register

This free event is open to all students and families in the community. For more information, contact the Southern Medical Program’s communications manager, Warren Brock, at warren.brock@ubc.ca or 250.807.8601.

On-campus events for international students

There will be campus tours and advisors available for the 2018 US Thanksgiving weekend, on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24. Please email ubco.tours@ubc.ca for more information.