Summer/Fall 2017

Pre-Arrival Webinars

Accommodation and Life in Vancouver, Neighbourhoods, Banking, Student Finances, Cell Phones, and International Student Topics such as Study Permits

You may choose from the following:

We recommend attending the live webinar sessions so that you can ask questions. If you cannot attend any of the dates/times above, you may request the recorded webinar by sending an email to graduate.orientation@ubc.ca

The Blackboard Collaborate tool is used for the above webinars, if you need help, you may visit https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant/Get_Started


International Graduate Student Welcome

Scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:30 AM

This special session for new international graduate students hosted by International Student Advisors will cover essential topics such as study permits, work regulations and health insurance. All new International students should plan to attend this important session at Hebb Building, 2045 East Mall in room HEBB100. You may also be interested in the international student guide at http://students.ubc.ca/international.

Please note lunch is not included, the Nest across the street has numerous food choices.


Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Welcome

Scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 2017.


Graduate Student Society – GRADventures Events

The GSS will organize social events such as a BBQ and a harbour boat cruise. Check back in mid-July to learn about dates and registration options.


Late Arrival International Student Orientations

For international students who can’t participate in the Orientation Day, International Student Development will organize sessions in mid to late September to get crucial information regarding immigration and the types of documents you need to maintain during your studies and health insurance.