Useful Links

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Getting Started

UBC Wireless Networks

UBC Card

Apply online at

  • Upload your own photo, pick it up at the UBC Bookstore
  • Use for: U-Pass (link online at, UBC Library, Building Access, at UBC Food outlets

Stop. Look. Sort.

UBC’s Zero Waste Initiative: Most of UBC’s garbage can be recycled or composted

Stop at a bin. Look at the signs. Sort your waste.

Finding your Way on Campus

Wayfinding at UBC |

UBC Food Services |

Courses, Money & Enrolment

Student Service Centre (SSC) |

Graduate + Postdoctoral Studies |

Living Cost Calculator |

Money Management |


Academic Success

UBC Libraries |

UBC Library Research Commons | Graduate Student Support for Thesis Formatting, Research, Data Management and Analysis, Citation Management, Literature Reviews, and Systematic Reviews

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology |

English Language Support | and

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication |

Access & Diversity |

Supervision & Advising |


Career + Experience

Graduate Pathways to Success |

Centre for Student Involvement & Careers |


Health & Wellness

Wellness Centre |

BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) | and

AMS / GSS Insurance Plan |

Student Health Service |

Counselling Services |

Aboriginal student counselling available at the First Nations House of Learning, 1985 West Mall | 604-822-8940

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response |

Sexual assault counselling available at UBC Counselling Services and AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre |


New to UBC: Get Advice + Address Problems

Office of the Ombudsperson for Students |

GSS Advocacy Office |

Equity & Inclusion Office |

International Student Development (ISD at “I House”) |

Graduate + Postdoctoral Studies |

Your department Graduate Advisor + Staff


Campus Life: Safety and Getting Around

Safewalk | |604-822-5355 | using a UBC Blue Phone

AMS Bike Co-op and Bike Kitchen |

Attractions |


Getting to Know Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver |

Translink Trip Planning |