Double-Headed Serpent Post on University Boulevard. Credit: Hover Collective

Graduate student orientations are organized each summer/fall and in January by UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Graduate Student Society, and International Student Development.

For questions about orientation, contact

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) supports graduate students from application to arrival through to graduation and beyond.  On the G+PS site you’ll find information on managing your program, the student/supervisor relationship, award opportunities, as well as workshops and services offered by the Graduate Pathways to Success Program, and other campus partners, designed to complement your graduate program’s academic curriculum and mentorship experience. You’ll also find the Graduate Game Plan, a step-by-step guide to your degree.

Graduate Student Society
The Graduate Student Society provides an independent voice for graduate students at UBC Vancouver. The GSS advocates for you on important student related issues both within the university and at a provincial and federal level. They also advocate for individual students for academic, personal or financial issues; administer a health and dental plan; support and collaborate with other graduate student organizations; and host career-focused and extra-curricular workshops and events (often with discounts for graduate students).

International Student Development
Everything you need to know about life as an international student at UBC can be found through International Student Development, including information on Canadian study and work permits, health insurance, and adjusting to life in Canada. Check out the comprehensive International Student Guide online for important information, including how to contact an International Student Advisor (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants).