Strategy 15 – Student Experience

An Educative Approach to Academic Integrity at UBC

An Educative Approach to Academic Integrity at UBC

Integrity is one of UBC’s core values and acting with integrity in taught courses is an essential part of the university experience for all students. The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a renewed discussion at UBC on how we can best integrate and support academic integrity in both online and in-person environments. Recognizing the importance of academic […]

Advocating for change and creating opportunities for Black law students

Advocating for change and creating opportunities for Black law students

Hannah Goodridge and Lynn Momprevil are second-year law students and co-presidents of UBC Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA). This month, they’re gearing up for two big events. The annual BLSA Canada Conference was in Vancouver, February 17-20, while the second Black Pre-Law Conference, co-hosted by the UBC BLSA and Allard Law, will take place on […]

VANCOUVER,BC:OCTOBER 1, 2021 -- UBC Thunderbirds v University of Alberta Golden Bears during U Sports Canada West action at UBC in Vancouver, BC, October, 1, 2021. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics Photo) 

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UBC student athletes promoting excellence beyond the classroom

In addition to its academics, the vibrant culture of sports and athletics is one that UBC takes pride in.   Through many different types of student recreation programs across both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses round the calendar, UBC Athletics and Recreation is always active in action towards their motto, “Inspiring excellence, championing health and sport, […]

UBC Innocence Project: Righting wrongs and training the next generation of lawyers

UBC Innocence Project: Righting wrongs and training the next generation of lawyers

The UBC Innocence Project at the Peter A. Allard School of Law examines claims of wrongful conviction in British Columbia. Since its inception nearly 15 years ago, the project has brought together a select group of talented and enthusiastic law students, who review past cases for possible miscarriages of justice through detailed analysis of factors […]

LFS Alumna Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

LFS Alumna Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

UBC Land and Food Systems alumna Aditi Sriram has recently been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at The University of Oxford. Sriram is one of only 11 Canadians going to Oxford next October and one of more than 100 outstanding scholars from across the world who have been awarded fully funded graduate Rhodes Scholarships. She […]

Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus

Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus

As UBC prepares to welcome students back to campus this September, the university is taking extra care to keep them safe and in good health. From embedded mental health counsellors to extended physician hours and a new nurse practitioner, UBC has expanded its health and wellbeing services to help ease the transition for students. Building […]

Providing safe study space in a pandemic

Providing safe study space in a pandemic

Last September, UBC Library re-opened the doors of Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for bookable study space. With a combination of physical distancing measures, rigorous safety and cleaning protocols, and an active security presence, current students, faculty and staff have been able to access this essential space. “We’ve had a really great response from students,” […]

Partnering to ensure students gain practical experience in a COVID-19 labour market

Partnering to ensure students gain practical experience in a COVID-19 labour market

Finding Co-op opportunities and internships is increasingly tough for university students across Canada, as COVID-19’s impact on the economy has created labour market jittters. Thankfully, students are finding meaningful work through a creative partnership that matches qualified business students with employers seeking help with their business challenges. UBC’s Sauder School of Business is the pilot […]

New Allard summer program provides support for Indigenous students

New Allard summer program provides support for Indigenous students

Starting law school can be both an exciting and daunting time – now imagine starting classes in the middle of a global pandemic. To support this year’s new student cohort, Allard Law had to act fast to find innovative ways to connect with students.  One successful initiative launched over the summer of 2020 was the […]

Advice from three Arts students on learning online during COVID-19

Advice from three Arts students on learning online during COVID-19

This spring, the COVID-19 outbreak unexpectedly introduced UBC students to full-time online learning. The Faculty of Arts checked in with three students to see what this change has looked like for them. Brenda González Córdova (BA in Economics with a minor in Philosophy) speaks about how she’s settled into a routine to engage with her […]