Do you follow us?

Do you follow us?

At UBC, we’re pretty social. In fact, we have dedicated accounts on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for anyone who’s an aspiring UBC student, applying to UBC, or getting ready for their first day on campus. Sound like you? Click that “follow” button for answers to your questions, important reminders, and a peek at student life.


Get answers to your questions

Have a question about UBC? Head over to Facebook Messenger or Twitter. Our team of advisors is online Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), answering all of your questions about applications, admissions, awards, and more. If you’re in a different time zone, leave us a message and we’ll get back to you when we log in for the day.


Get important info and reminders

Looking for application tips? Worried about missing a deadline? We’ve got you covered. On our Instagram Stories and Snapchat, you’ll find information on how to apply to UBC, reminders about key dates and deadlines, and the inside scoop on events of all kinds – starting with info sessions before you apply, celebratory events, and even orientation


Get a peek at student life

If you’re curious what life is like on UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campus, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Instagram and Snapchat. On Instagram, we share our own photos from around campus and re-post our favourite shots of yours from the #iamubc hashtag.

 

On Snapchat, we often hand the microphone (and camera) over to current students so you can see UBC life through a fresh set of eyes.

 


Find us on social media

@youbcsnaps on Snapchat

@youbcpic on Instagram

@youbc on Facebook

@youbc on Twitter

Programs spotlight: Media and fine arts

Programs spotlight: Media and fine arts

Whether you’re a budding storyteller, an aspiring actor, or a concert pianist in the making – someone who’s at ease in front of an easel, at a keyboard, or behind the scenes – there’s a program for you at UBC. Come here to discover and develop your skills in film, theatre, music, visual art, creative writing, media, and more.

Explore your program options

Media Studies

Explore new media and examine the impact of technological innovation on our interactions and society in the Media Studies program on UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. You’ll develop a portfolio of skills and experiences that will enable you to pursue a career in a wide range of sectors across the knowledge economy.

A professor’s perspective

UBC Music Bob Pritchard Laptop Orchestra

Meet Professor Pritchard, a music professor who’s using technologies that capture physical movement to transform the human body into a musical instrument.

Music: Advanced Performance

Imagine having a world-class concert hall like The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in your backyard! In the Music: Advanced Performance program on UBC’s Vancouver campus, you’ll study music theory, technology, and musicianship while completing four years of private instruction in voice, opera, piano, organ, guitar, harpsichord, or an orchestral instrument of your choice.

Art History and Visual Culture

Develop critical thinking and writing skills as you analyze diverse forms of art and visual culture, including “high art,” performance art, pop culture, architecture, and everyday objects in their cultural and historical contexts. The cross-disciplinary Art History and Visual Culture program on UBC’s Okanagan campus delves into the heart of human experience and identity.

The student scoop

UBC alumnus Nadine Bradshaw

Meet Nadine, a Visual Arts alumna who has fond memories of painting on mountain tops and staying up all night to install her fourth-year exhibition.

Theatre: Design and Production

Learn more about set, costume, lighting, and sound design, including set and costume construction, stage and production management, and other production technologies. As a graduate of the Theatre: Design and Production program on UBC’s Vancouver campus, you’ll be ready to work in professional theatre or film, or pursue advanced training in grad school.


See a full list of media and fine arts programs at UBC


 

Programs spotlight: Languages and linguistics

Programs spotlight: Languages and linguistics

Are you interested in learning a new language, helping to revitalize an endangered language, or understanding the roots of a language you already know? Have you ever wondered how language shapes culture and society, and how pop culture and social media influence language? One of UBC’s languages and linguistics programs could be for you.

Explore your program options

English

Study literature written in English from around the world, from the earliest medieval riddles to contemporary slam poetry in the English program on UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. You’ll also learn more about the English language itself, including its roots, its patterns, and its uses in politics and social media.

The student scoop

Meet Stephanie, a UBC alumna who majored in English and volunteered as a literacy mentor with UBC’s Trek program.

French and Spanish

Explore French and Spanish cultures in and outside the classroom, and learn how they’ve impacted Canada and other countries across the globe – all while refining your speaking and written skills in both languages – in the French and Spanish program on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

First Nations and Endangered Languages

Explore the processes and protocols for the documentation, conservation, revitalization, and reclamation of endangered languages, cultures, and Indigenous knowledge systems locally, regionally, and internationally in the First Nations and Endangered Languages program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

A professor’s perspective

Christine Schreyer

Meet Professor Schreyer, a linguist and anthropologist who helped develop Superman’s mother tongue.

Speech Sciences

Study language structure, child development and language acquisition, anatomy and physiology, and more in Speech Sciences on UBC’s Vancouver campus. This interdisciplinary program includes courses from the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Psychology, and the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences.


See a full list of languages and linguistics programs at UBC


 

Four healthy habits for first year

Four healthy habits for first year

University is demanding and the transition to university life can be challenging. As you prepare for – and adjust to – life at UBC, make sure to take care of yourself academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. The good habits you establish in first year will serve you well throughout your degree.

Be smart about your studies

Get clear on your academic goals, learn how to manage your time effectively, and strengthen your study skills. If you need a hand getting started, Learning Supports on the Okanagan campus and the Learning Commons on the Vancouver campus are great on-campus resources.

Take care of your body

Choose your food wisely and make time for exercise. To get a better sense of the recreational facilities, fitness classes, intramural teams, and events available, check out Campus Recreation on the Okanagan campus and UBC Recreation on the Vancouver campus.

If you have health concerns at any time, be sure to seek medical attention. Remember, the Health and Wellness Centre on the Okanagan campus and Student Health Service on the Vancouver campus offer on-campus medical clinics that are free for all UBC students.

Connect with others

The best way to meet people at UBC is to find something you’re interested in – a club, a sport, an activity, or an event – and get involved. There’s no shortage of opportunities on the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. Not only will you get to do something you love, but you’ll make new friends in the process. Don’t forget to stay in touch with friends and family at home too – they’ll be curious what you’re up to!

Keep your stress in check

If you find yourself feeling worried, anxious, or stressed, talk to someone. As a UBC student, you have access to one-on-one counselling services and a variety of mental health resources on the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.

Imagine UBC orientation on the Vancouver campus

Imagine UBC orientation on the Vancouver campus

On the first day of classes, join more than 9,000 new-to-UBC students and hundreds of volunteers on the Vancouver campus for Imagine UBC, a day-long orientation event that celebrates the start of the academic year.

What to expect

Imagine UBC is one of the largest orientation events of its kind in Canada. It’s an incredible opportunity to:

  • Make new friends.
  • Meet with student leaders and professors.
  • Get to know your faculty.
  • Find out about on-campus services and resources.
  • Learn all the ways to get involved during your time at UBC.

Over the course of the day, you’ll have the chance to take part in campus tours, workshops, a pep rally, and a showcase of nearly 400 on-campus resources, clubs, and organizations. But your orientation doesn’t end there – faculty orientations, AMS Firstweek, and homecoming are just a few of the ways you can keep learning about your UBC community.

Who can attend

All UBC students – including new, returning, and transfer students – are welcome to attend. Look for an email in late August with your personalized Imagine UBC schedule.


Heading to UBC’s Okanagan campus? Check out Tuesday’s post for details about Create orientation on the Okanagan campus.

Create orientation on the Okanagan campus

Create orientation on the Okanagan campus

On the first day of class, leave your books at home and join other new-to-UBC students on the Okanagan campus for Create, a day-long orientation event designed to welcome new students like you to the UBC community.

What to expect

You’ll start off by meeting your Create orientation leader or peer mentor (if you registered for one) and a small group of other UBC students from your degree or faculty. Together, you’ll:

  • Attend Kick-Off, UBC’s way of officially welcoming the incoming class of 2018.
  • Meet your faculty’s dean and important staff members.
  • Explore your new campus.
  • Enjoy a free lunch.
  • Get to know one another.
  • Learn more about on-campus resources, find out about opportunities to get involved, and listen to live music at Showcase.

How to register

Register for Create online today – the first day of class will be here before you know it!


Heading to UBC’s Vancouver campus? Check back later this week for details on Imagine UBC orientation on the Vancouver campus.

Vancouver students: Find your faculty on social media

Vancouver students: Find your faculty on social media

Faculty of Forestry | Students use a mobile scavenger hunt game to find specific types of soil in the forest floor at UBC Farm

 

With your fall course schedule taking shape, you’ve no doubt done your fair share of research on your faculty and degree. Come September you’ll be diving into the deep end of university life, so now’s the time to dip your toes in the water and see what students and professors in your faculty are up to before you even arrive.

What to expect

Learn about free on-campus events like the Balinese Gamelan Ensemble performance. Meet Zeus, an Aussie Collie and the unofficial canine rep for UBC’s Faculty of Forestry. Find out about opportunities like the $50,000 James Dyson Award for design engineers. Learn why UBC researchers are investigating a deadly mushroom for a potential cancer cure. And that’s just the beginning.

Find your faculty or school

Find your faculty below and spend the summer getting to know your new UBC community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or Snapchat.

Faculties and schools Where to find them
Faculty of Applied Science UBC Engineering Facebook
UBC Engineering Twitter
UBC Engineering Instagram
Faculty of Applied Science > School of Nursing UBC School of Nursing Facebook
UBC School of Nursing Twitter
Faculty of Arts UBC Arts Facebook
UBC Arts Twitter
UBC Arts Instagram
UBC Arts YouTube
Faculty of Arts > School of Music UBC School of Music Facebook
UBC School of Music Twitter
UBC School of Music Instagram
Faculty of Arts > Vancouver School of Economics Vancouver School of Economics Facebook
Vancouver School of Economics Twitter
Vancouver School of Economics YouTube
Faculty of Dentistry UBC Dentistry Twitter
Faculty of Education UBC Education Facebook
UBC Education Twitter
UBC Education YouTube
Faculty of Education > School of Kinesiology UBC School of Kinesiology Facebook
UBC School of Kinesiology Twitter
UBC School of Kinesiology Instagram
Faculty of Forestry UBC Forestry Facebook
UBC Forestry Twitter
UBC Forestry Instagram
Snapchat: ubcforestry
Faculty of Land and Food Systems UBC Land and Food Systems Facebook
UBC Land and Food Systems Twitter
UBC Land and Food Systems Instagram
Faculty of Science UBC Science Facebook
UBC Science Twitter
UBC Science YouTube
UBC Sauder School of Business UBC Sauder School of Business Facebook
UBC Sauder School of Business Twitter
UBC Sauder School of Business Instagram
Snapchat: ubcsauderschool
UBC Vantage College UBC Vantage College Facebook
UBC Vantage College Twitter
UBC Vantage College Instagram

 

Heading to UBC’s Okanagan campus? Check out yesterday’s blog post to find your Okanagan faculty on social media.

Okanagan students: Find your faculty on social media

Okanagan students: Find your faculty on social media

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences | Students in the Go Global program in New Zealand

 

At this point, you’ve accepted your UBC offer of admission and mapped out your courses for the fall. The hard work is done. Now’s the time to relax and look forward to the adventure ahead. Before you switch off for the summer, why not see what students and professors in your faculty are doing and start dreaming about your university life before you even arrive.

What to expect

Get to know people like Julianne Barry, who has spent her entire academic career – from undergraduate student to post-doctoral fellow – on UBC’s Okanagan campus. Find out why UBC researchers think the American pika may be in more trouble than they thought. Get the scoop on what went down at this year’s Small School Think Tank. Learn about on-campus events like Opera Under the Stars. And that’s just the beginning.

Find your faculty or school

Find your faculty below and spend the summer getting to know your new UBC community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or Pinterest.

Faculties and schools Where to find them
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies UBC Creative and Critical Studies Facebook
UBC Creative and Critical Studies Twitter
UBC Creative and Critical Studies Instagram
Faculty of Health and Social Development

  • School of Health and Exercise Sciences
  • School of Nursing
UBC Health and Social Development Facebook
UBC Health and Social Development Twitter
Faculty of Management UBC Management Facebook
UBC Management Twitter
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences UBC School of Arts and Sciences Facebook
UBC School of Arts and Sciences Twitter
UBC School of Arts and Sciences Instagram
School of Education Okanagan School of Education Facebook
Okanagan School of Education Twitter
Okanagan School of Education Instagram
Okanagan School of Education Pinterest
School of Engineering UBC School of Engineering Facebook

 

Heading to UBC’s Vancouver campus? Tune in tomorrow to find your Vancouver faculty on social media.