Destination UBC events for Aboriginal students

Destination UBC events for Aboriginal students

You’ve been admitted to UBC, but why wait until the fall to visit campus? If you want to get a jump start on university life, or you still need some help making up your mind, spend a weekend with fellow admitted students at Destination UBC. You may even be eligible to have your travel costs reimbursed.

Join us on the campus you’ve been admitted to – in Kelowna, on the traditional territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, or in Vancouver, on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people. You’ll take part in a weekend packed full of activities that will let you experience residence life, make new friends, get to know people within your degree, and connect you with UBC’s Aboriginal community.

 

Why should I attend?

  • Get familiar with campus before you arrive this fall
  • Live in UBC residence for the weekend
  • Explore downtown Vancouver or downtown Kelowna
  • Meet professors, advisors, staff, and current students
  • Connect with the Aboriginal community and learn about programs, services, and dedicated spaces on campus

 

Okanagan campus: Indigenous Student Welcome

As part of the Indigenous Student Welcome, you’ll enjoy a special welcome dinner and have the chance to meet and mingle with current UBC students.

 

“Destination UBC was a lot of fun because we were able to get a glimpse of what university classes would be like, and were able to participate in fun activities. I was able to make friends at Destination that, for my second year, I’ve now decided to live with. I was also able to get a glimpse of all the things that the Aboriginal Centre does for its students, and quickly felt at home there.”

–Mackenzie Griffin, Creative Writing and Cultural Studies, UBC’s Okanagan campus

 

Vancouver campus: Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome

As part of the Aboriginal Student Welcome, you’ll enjoy a special welcome feast in the First Nations Longhouse and have the chance to meet and mingle with current UBC students.

 

Am I eligible to attend?

UBC will notify you of your eligibility for Destination UBC with your offer of admission. Eligible students can register now – please see your email invitation for details. Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Learn more about the travel reimbursement program to find out if UBC can cover some, or all, of your travel costs.

Destination UBC and UBC Welcomes You 2019

Destination UBC and UBC Welcomes You 2019

There’s something special about the first time you step on campus as an admitted university student. It’s the first time everything becomes real.

There’s no need to wait until September for that experience. Destination UBC, a weekend-long event for admitted students held on our Okanagan campus, and UBC Welcomes You, a full-day event for admitted students held on both campuses, are the perfect way to get a feel for UBC. Whether you’re still considering your offer or are already mapping out your first-year classes, these fun and informational events will help you picture life at UBC.

Destination UBC (Okanagan campus)

May 10–12: Destination UBC on UBC’s Okanagan campus

At Destination UBC you’ll join students from across Canada, spend the weekend in UBC residence, and get a taste of student life with a full day of programming. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know your campus and faculty, and meet other students who will be starting at the same time as you.

 

“The people that I met, the lifestyle that I saw, the opportunities that are offered, the prettiness of the Okanagan Valley, and the community spirit that Destination UBC showed me were enough for me to make the right, in my belief, decision.” 

 

– Louis Fayolle, Bachelor of Science ’20, Okanagan campus

 

Indigenous Welcome (Okanagan campus)

May 9: Indigenous Welcome on UBC’s Okanagan campus (Aboriginal students)

If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada, join us on Thursday for the Indigenous Welcome. In addition to all of the exciting Destination UBC events, you’re invited to take part in a special day of programming designed to share relevant information and connect you with other Aboriginal students, staff, and advisors on the traditional territory of the Okanagan Nation (UBC’s Okanagan campus).

 

“The most valuable part of the event was being able to meet so many other Indigenous students, both current and prospective, many of whom I am still friends with today!” 

 

– Taya Jardine, Bachelor of Arts ’20, Okanagan campus

UBC Welcomes You (Okanagan campus)

May 11: UBC Welcomes You on UBC’s Okanagan campus

Excited about attending UBC? UBC Welcomes You is a full-day informational event at 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 before you arrive in the fall. All admitted students to UBC’s Okanagan campus are welcome to attend!

Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome (Vancouver campus)

April 26–28: Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome on UBC’s Vancouver campus (Aboriginal students)

If you are a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada, the weekend-long Destination UBC event is your chance to visit UBC’s Vancouver campus in advance and get to know the Aboriginal community. We’ll give you advice on transitioning to university life and connect you with current students in your faculty or degree who can share helpful insider tips.

UBC Welcomes You (Vancouver campus)

April 27: UBC Welcomes You on UBC’s Vancouver campus

At UBC Welcomes You, you’ll spend a full day on UBC’s Vancouver campus getting your questions answered, connecting with the UBC community, and preparing for life as a UBC student.

 

“Everything just became real – it wasn’t a viewbook or pictures online, but an actual place where students live and study.”

 

– Reed Eaglesham, Bachelor of International Economics ’18, Vancouver campus

 

Am I eligible to attend?

UBC will notify you of your eligibility for Destination UBC and UBC Welcomes You with your offer of admission. Eligible students can register now – please see your email invitation for details. Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

If you were admitted to UBC’s Okanagan campus, or you are a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit high school student in Canada, learn more about the travel reimbursement program to find out if UBC can cover some, or all, of your travel costs.

Take university life for a test drive

Take university life for a test drive

Curious about university life? Try it out while you’re still in high school

Picturing your life at university can be tough if you haven’t wandered the campus, sat in a lecture hall, or grabbed coffee with some fellow first-years. The UBC Future Global Leaders pre-university summer program gives high school students aged 15 to 18 the chance to immerse themselves in these experiences.

In this two-week program you’ll take first year-level classes, participate in workshops focused on university prep, plus, you’ll enjoy a full calendar of social and cultural activities in and around Vancouver.

 

 

What will you study?

You could experience life at a top-tier university and choose from an array of engaging courses, all taught by top UBC professors and instructors. The program offers 37 different courses, spanning topics from psychology, engineering, and law to digital media, urban planning, and even English language skill development for university.

Where will you live?

You’ll have the choice of staying in a UBC student residence and truly embracing the student life, or residing off campus and testing out the daily commute. No matter where you decide to stay, you’ll be able to network with like-minded students from around the world, and gain a real university experience in one of the most beautiful settings on earth.

 


Combine two-week courses to make your own four- or six-week program. 


Study and socialize with students from more than 45 countries around the world.

 

Registration is open for the 2019 sessions

Joining the UBC Future Global Leaders program will help you develop critical academic and social skills that will be valuable during the transition from high school to post-secondary life. Register now for the 2019 sessions of UBC Future Global Leaders taking place this July and August.

Take a virtual tour of UBC’s campuses

Take a virtual tour of UBC’s campuses

Getting a feel for a campus is an important part in deciding which university you want to attend. However, an in-person visit isn’t always possible. But, hey – that’s what the internet is for! We have two great virtual tours for you to explore, of our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.

On each tour, our student ambassadors will show you some of the highlights of each campus. You can pause the tour at any time to check out our 360° panoramas, photos, and videos. You can even share your favourite spots on social media.

If you can make it to campus, you’ll definitely want to register for an in-person campus tour. Taking a tour led by our student ambassadors is a great way to determine if UBC is the right fit for you.

Whether you tour UBC virtually or in person, we hope you have a great experience!

Join us for US Thanksgiving 2018

Join us for US Thanksgiving 2018

If you are a prospective student currently studying in the United States, please join us for US Thanksgiving at UBC’s Vancouver campus to get a taste of what you can look forward to as an undergraduate student.

During this day of activities, current UBC students, staff, and advisors will tell you about what the university has to offer and why UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world.

Event highlights

  • Campus tour led by current UBC undergraduate students
  • Lunch with UBC students, staff, and advisors who can answer questions about student life and the programs you are interested in
  • A student panel with current undergraduate students who can provide you with the “real life” student perspective of UBC

Date and registration

The events will take place Friday, November 23 on UBC’s Vancouver campus. If you are interested in registering, please contact us at vancouver.tours@ubc.ca.

Optional add-on events

If you’ll be staying in Vancouver for the weekend, there are a number of events taking place on Saturday, November 24, so you can learn more about UBC’s programs:

Interested in visiting UBC’s Okanagan campus?

There will be campus tours and advisors available on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24. To register, log in to your account and click on Register for a Campus Tour.

We look forward to welcoming you!

International students: Ask your questions in an online info session

International students: Ask your questions in an online info session

Are you an international student interested in learning more about UBC, but don’t know where to start? Come join us for an interactive online info session! Our online events will give you the chance to ask questions and soak up crucial information about the application process – from the comfort of your own home.

What to expect

Each of our online info sessions are an opportunity for you to connect with current students, advisors, UBC experts, and professors, who will be on-hand to answer your questions in real-time. You’ll be able to watch a live video presentation and meet other international students who are applying to UBC. Current students will offer candid advice about their application experience, so you know what to expect.

Take a virtual tour

If you can’t make it to an online info session, you can still check out our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses from anywhere in the world. Take a virtual tour led by current UBC students who will walk you through key locations, giving you a feel for daily life at UBC.

Upcoming sessions

We have plenty of online info sessions coming up to help you prepare for your application to UBC. These sessions will require an account, so take a few minutes to sign up for one if you haven’t already done so.

Join us for a campus tour!

Join us for a campus tour!

Ever wonder what life on campus is like? Are you curious about what residence looks like, or where the best places to eat or study are? Maybe you’d just like to see if UBC feels like the right place for you.

If so, come and join us for a campus tour! We offer tours every day of the week (except Sunday) on our Vancouver campus, and three days a week on our Okanagan campus. Family members and friends are welcome to join you.

You’ll be in excellent hands once you arrive; campus tours are led by our friendly Student Ambassadors.

These are current students who live the UBC student experience and are excited to share their knowledge and experiences with you.

The only thing you’ll need to bring is a comfortable pair of shoes. You’ll also need to take the weather into account during your visit, so dress appropriately.

Looking forward to seeing you on campus!

 

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