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!
ECE students are always welcome to email any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff are happy to help and can point you in the right direction!
In addition to UBC’s Wellness Centre for all students, here are a few of the well-used resources on campus that can help:
The AMS (Alma Mater Society)
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.
AMS Student Food Bank
Emergency food relief service for UBC students in need
UBC Office of the Ombudsperson for Students
Works with UBC community members to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment.
UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP)
The UBC Student Assistance Program is a free, 24/7 wellness resource for students that includes counselling and a wide range of mental, emotional, physical, and financial health support.
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
Centre for Accessibility
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.
UBC Student Health Webpage
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!
Have questions about returning to in-person activities on campus in light of Covid-19? Check out our return to campus webpage
Student Equity and Inclusion
UBC Equity & Inclusion Office
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.
Faculty of Applied Science – Equity, Diversity, Inclusion + Indigeneity
The Faculty of Applied Science is committed to truth and reconciliation, inclusive leadership and advancing diversity. APSC has created a website for faculty, staff, and students to learn more about supporting these commitments, and which includes resources and supports promoting equity and wellness to ensure everyone in the APSC community can reach their full potential.
Don’t forget to exercise, sleep well, and get outside!
Join a team, workout, take a fitness class, and more! Students get a discount!
Gardens and Nature at UBC
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!
Sleep for Success
Make sure to get enough sleep. Restful sleep helps your productivity, focus, and memory.
ECE Student Socials
Keep track of our ECE events for ways to meet others, explore Vancouver, and more!