On Campus Resources

I.Study

  • Library

The schedule and location of all the 11 libraries on campus can be found here: http://hours.library.ubc.ca/

  • Study Room

Mainly located in the libraries and vacant classrooms of all faculties http://www.students.ubc.ca/classroomservices/index.cfm

  • Scholarship Application

The official UBC website of scholarship application provides the latest and most detailed information of all available scholarships http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/scholarships-awards-funding

  • Bookstore

UBC bookstore sells all kinds of books and stationery http://www.bookstore.ubc.ca/home

  • International House (iHouse)

An organization that provides free service to all UBC international students http://www.students.ubc.ca/international/index.cfm We can get plenty of helpful advice related with our study and living in UBC. We can also join their mailing list to get weekly newsletter from iHouse http://www.students.ubc.ca/international/about-us/sign-up-for-our-newsletter/

 

II. Life

  • Dining

Students living on campus can apply for meal plan http://www.food.ubc.ca/campus-plans/residence-meal-plan  Stduents without meal plan can also consider buying food in Student Union Building (SUB), village area and all the cafeterias on campus.

  • Store

We can find save on food supermarket on campus. There are several mini-markets in the village area like shoppers, pharmacy, student lucky market etc. UBC bookstore also sells some basic necessities of life.

  • Housing

Usually it takes 3-6 months for a student to apply for a room on campus. Please prepare the application in advance http://www.housing.ubc.ca/

  • Seeing A Doctor

Student Health Service (SHS) is available on the main floor of UBC Hospital. You should make an appointment beforehand, either at the front desk of SHS room, or in the online system http://www.students.ubc.ca/livewelllearnwell/services-resources/student-health-service/ And please remember to bring your student ID and MSP care card (or iMED card) when you go to see a doctor.

  • Banking

There are many banks in Canada, and CIBC, BMO, and Scotiabank each has a branch on campus. Different bank provides different service, you may decide by yourself to find a bank that suits you most to apply for debit card and credit card.

 

III.Entertainment

  • Gym

UBC has 8 big sports facilities http://www.sportfacilities.ubc.ca/ , providing common services like swimming, tennis, basketball, badminton, soccer, skating, ice hockey, rugby and so on. Each faciligy has its own independent webiste. Just type in its name together with UBC to google it. Each facility offers free public hour everyday, and you can find the schedule on its website.

  • Sports Facilities in Residence

There are free mini-gym, piano practice room, reading area and living room in the commons block of all residences. Each residence association will also hold various leisure activities each term. You can join their mailing list at the front desk at commons block or like their facebook page to get latest news.

  • Beach

Wreck beach is a good place to enjoy the sunset near UBC. Walk east from Wreck beach, you can find Spanish beach that is also a good place to get a suntan and have a fine vista of Vancouver downtown.

  • Chan Center

As one of the best center for performing arts, Chan center always provides free or low-price tickets to students http://www.chancentre.com/

  • Graduate Student Society (GSS)

UBC GSS regularly organizes leisure activities like hiking, skiing and party. Always low admission fees, but high quality! You can pay a close attention to the GSS website to get the latest news www.­gss.­ubc.­ca

  • International House (iHouse)

iHouse regularly organizes various interesting events, like inviting international students to local families to celebrate Christmas holiday. You can join their mailing list to get up-to-date news http://www.students.ubc.ca/international/about-us/sign-up-for-our-newsletter/

 

IV.Personal Development

  • Career Service

The official UBC website for career service http://www.students.ubc.ca/careers/index.cfm

  • International House (iHouse)

Provide free consultation service about work permit, immigration, and tax return, etc. http://www.students.ubc.ca/international/index.cfm

  • Event Calendar

The event calendar of all UBC events http://www.events.ubc.ca/