Read below for a list of relevant UBC Vancouver campus resources:
Aboriginal Web Portal
The UBC Vancouver Aboriginal web portal is your resource for information relating to Aboriginal programs, initiatives, research and services that are available on the UBC Vancouver campus. You will also find information about general services that may be of interest to you. These include a directory of Academic Advisors on campus, information about Housing, Childcare, Recreation and Counselling, and much more.
Access and Diversity
Works with the University to create an inclusive living and learning environment in which all students can thrive. They provide leadership in examining policies, processes, and programs through the lens of diversity. They run the Crane Library and provides disability-related services to UBC’s students, according to University Policy, and to staff and faculty.
AMS Advocacy Office
The Alma Mater Society Advocacy Office exclusively does pro-student guidance and representation. Most commonly, students looking to resolve academic disputes, appeal student fees, or navigate a discipline case, will seek guidance and assistance from the Advocacy Office.
The Alma Mater Society Ombuds Office is an independent, impartial body for conflict resolution and confidential service.
AMS Resource Groups
The UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) resource groups are run by students and aim to support, protect, and celebrate the different backgrounds and beliefs of its membership. Resource groups include: Allies at UBC, Colour Connected, Student Environment Centre, Pride UBC, Social Justice Centre, and the Womyn’s Centre.
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Aboriginal Initiatives
Supports the development of a higher standard of professionalism when conducting discussions on Aboriginal and other contentious social issues. We provide expertise and support for initiatives committed to improving classroom climate and campus environments conducive to student success, and strengthening local capacity to conduct effective approaches to cross-cultural dialogues. We also initiate, advance, and maintain curriculum and academic resources to address the gaps and insufficiencies in knowledge around Aboriginal topics.
Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication
The UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication (CIC) aims to provide transformative educational experiences that challenge conventional attitudes and practices, and foster respectful intercultural leadership and engagement across differences. In a world that is increasingly interconnected, CIC provides programs and services for individuals and organizations to promote effective intercultural communication, cross-cultural intelligence, diversity and inclusion.
Counselling Services, for Students
Speaking with a counsellor can help clarify concerns or situations and open up new ways of dealing with them. Counselling Services offers a variety of services that can help students manage mental health concerns and have the best university experience possible.
Equity and Inclusion Office
Responsible for UBC’s Policies on Discrimination and Harassment and Employment Equity , the Equity and Inclusion Office works to prevent discrimination and harassment on campus, to provide case management procedures for addressing human-rights related concerns, to coordinate UBC’s employment and educational equity program and to provide education and training on a wide range of diversity, equity and human rights issues. Equity and Inclusion Educators provide training and workshops for the UBC community.
First Nations House of Learning
First Nations House of Learning organizes and provides Longhouse-based student services and communications; oversees public programming and use of the building; provides a point of contact for Aboriginal communities; and leads strategic planning on UBC Aboriginal initiatives. FNHL is the lead unit for coordination of the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan.
Graduate Student Society Advocacy Office
The Advocacy Coordinators at the GSS are graduate students who provide confidential assistance to any graduate student experiencing difficulties with their supervisors, advisors, program, faculty or the University. They ensure your concerns are heard and that you are treated fairly. The office also provides students with information about their rights and responsibilities, and works with students to help resolve disputes.
Human Resources Advisors
Each faculty and unit is assigned to an Advisor and Associate.
International Student Development
Provides International Student Advisors, peer programs, orientations and a wide range of assistance to and programming for international students. International House is a community centre open to all members of UBC and their families.
Office of the Ombudsperson for Students
The Office of the Ombudsperson for Students works with UBC community members to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment.