Schools

University of British Columbia

Educational Resources

Libraries

UBC Library has the largest biomedical collection in Western Canada and the largest collection of Asian Language materials in the country. It is a depository library for publications of the governments of BC, Canada, Japan and the United Nations. Collections of special and rare materials include the H.Colin Slim Stravinsky Collection, the largest collection of its kind in Canada; and the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, containing more than 25,000 rare and one-of-a-kind items relating to the discovery of BC, the development of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Chinese immigration to Canada.

Museums & Art

Museum of Anthropology, premier anthropological museum in North America. Geological Museum TRIUMF, sub-atomic particle research Botanical Gardens Belkin (art) Gallery Chan Centre for Performing Arts Chapman Learning Commons Liu International Studies Centre St.John's College (Graduate College) Pulp and Paper Centre Centre for Intergrated Systems Research Wall Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 70% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 70% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

    Extracurricular

    • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: Arts County Fair; Imagine UBC; Storm the Wall; Day of the Longboat
    • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
    • In total, there are about 220 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Golden Key International Association
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Soc, Humanists Soc, Ismaili Soc, Jewish Soc, Muslim Soc, Pagan Soc, Sikh Soc
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Africa Club, Caribbean & African Assoc, Chinese Students Assoc, Club Francais, Indonesian Students Assoc, International Students Assoc, Italian Club, Japanese Assoc, Korean Soc, Malaysian Club, Pakistan Students Soc, Persian Club, Polish Students Soc, Singapore Club, South Asian Assoc, Spanish Club, Sri Lanka Soc, Taiwan Assoc, Turkish Students Soc
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) UBC has over 220 student clubs and organizations, from sports to performaing arts, from cultural groups to community service and student government.
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Ubyssey/twice weekly (Tuesday & Friday)

    Travel

    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Vancouver (5)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Vancouver (5)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Vancouver (0)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.

    Employment

    • School employment is available.
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 9 fraternities
    • 8 fraternity houses
    • There are 8 sororities
    • 1 sorority houses

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