Welcome to UBC! Orientations 2012 your one day introduction to everything UBC.

Graduate Students

Welcome to UBC

As Dean pro tem of UBC’s Faculty of Graduate Studies, I am delighted to welcome you. UBC is one of the top 40 research-intensive universities in the world and a recognized leader in research and scholarship at the graduate and postgraduate level across an enormous range of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, with over 800 postdoctoral fellows working on our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses and over 10,000 graduate students pursuing masters and doctoral studies.

Dean Pro Tem

Dr. Susan Porter

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What You Should Know

Getting here

Major construction projects are nearing completion. Please allow more travel time on campus, read posted signage, follow directions of safety personnel, and be safe in these work zones. More information here.

Where to meet

Map Pin

Aug. 30: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road [Google Maps]


For a complete list of Graduate Orientation Week events, including meeting locations, please visit: http://orientation.grad.ubc.ca/

Graduate School Orientation

Aug. 30, 2012

8:30AM Check-in and Refreshments - Chan Centre
9:00AM Welcome Remarks - Chan Centre
9:45AM Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate Students - Chan Centre
10:30AM Break
10:50AM Presentation: Being a Successful Graduate Student - Chan Centre
11:30AM BBQ Lunch and Information Fair - Graduate Student Centre
1:00PM Concurrent Sessions - Buchanan, 1866 Main Mall
4:00PM Wrap Up and Prize Draw! - Graduate Student Centre

Aug. 31, 2012

9:00AM Presentation: Cruising Through Your International Grad Student Life - Graduate Student Centre
11:30AM Lunch Break
1:00PM Coffee Social, Club Info - Graduate Student Centre
2:00PM AMS Bike Coop, tips for cycling in Vancouver - Graduate Student Centre
3:00PM Applying for Graduate Fellowships - Graduate Student Centre
4:00PM Graduate Student Wellness - Graduate Student Centre
6:00PM Boat Cruise (Ticketed event) - Downtown Vancouver

If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation on Orientation Day, please contact Faculty of Graduate Studies at graduate.orientation@ubc.ca as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to ensure full participation.


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One Response to “Graduate Students”

  1. Arash says:

    How am I supposed to register for the grad orientation?

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