Sometimes life as a student can be difficult – whether you are studying away from family and friends in your home country, adjusting to the workload of an undergraduate/graduate program, or working on balancing academics with personal life. While there may be difficulties during your program, there are UBC resources and staff at UBC/ECE who are happy to help!
Also, if you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask! You are always welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org to reach our ECE student services staff and we can point you in the right direction.
Here are a few of the well-used resources on campus that can help in a variety of ways:
UBC’s student union, advocating for the interests of all UBC students
If you feel unsafe walking alone on campus after dark, Safewalk can accompany you to your destination.
Emergency food relief service for UBC students in need
Works with UBC community members to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment.
One on one support for students with decision-making, navigating family and social relationships, or major life transitions.
New Resource: APSC Embedded Counsellor
Applied Science has hired a counsellor that is embedded within the faculty to provide dedicated support to Engineering students. This role aims to provide direct one-to-one support for students, as well as deliver well-being programs within the faculty. The APSC counsellor, Gordon Lai, is an alumni of UBC and has previously worked at other post-secondary institutions providing counselling support to students. He is excited to support our students in their academic and personal success.
To book an appointment with Gordon, call counselling services at 604-822-3811 and indicate that you are an APSC student. If you are feeling persistently stressed, anxious, sad, or have feelings of being overwhelmed, reach out to counselling services to book an appointment.
UBC Student Health and Medical Support
UBC also has the Centre for Accessibility, which facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions in all aspects of university life.
Curious about what kind of health insurance you need while a student at UBC? Need information on where to find a health/medical professional while on campus? Not sure what health benefits you have as a student? The UBC Student Health webpage is your one-stop location for all information related to student health!
Student Equity and Inclusion
UBC is committed to accessibility, equity, and diversity and the Equity and Inclusion office offers resources and support ranging from GSS Graduate Student Advocacy, to guides for managing harassment. Their website is a good starting place for all questions and concerns regarding equity and inclusion on campus.
Don’t forget to exercise, sleep well, and get outside!
Join a team, workout, take a fitness class, and more! Students get a discount!
Getting out in nature can lift your mood and UBC has many places to visit, like the Rose Garden, Nitobe Memorial Gardens, Pacific Spirit Park, and many more!
Make sure to get enough sleep. Restful sleep helps your productivity, focus, and memory.
Keep track of our ECE events for ways to meet others, explore Vancouver, and more!