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Concurrent sessions for Mon Aug 28

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Keynote: What to expect from UBC as your student starts first year  (Monthly tips handbill)
Ian Cull (AVP Students)
Parental support of first-year students is critical to their social, emotional, and academic success. Ian Cull, Associate vice-President Students, will help you understand UBC’s expectations, your evolving parental role, and outline how you can maintain much-needed support as your student starts their first year at UBC.

Academic Expectations, Resources & Support for Your Student
Cindy Bourne (Math & Science Centre and Supplemental Learning), Barbara Sobol (Library), Brea Molnar (Advising & Involvement Centre), Deanna Simmons (Disability Resource Centre)
The university experience presents teaching and learning methods that are new to most first-year students. What will be expected of your student in the classroom? Where can they find the resources they will need to improve their learning skills? What are some characteristics of successful students at UBC? Learn more about the academic services and supports that can help your student navigate their academic career in a student-driven, teacher-supported learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.

International Student Experience
Leah Sanford, Philipp Reichert, and Saher Ahmed (International Programs & Services)
Join us to explore the international student experience at UBC Okanagan and have your questions answered by International Programs and Services staff.  This session will focus on Canadian healthcare, IRCC documentation, transitional support, the campus community, and the many ways to get involved both on- and off-campus.  *Please note that this session will not include scholarship or financial information as that is a part of the Financial Picture session

Residence Experience 
Shannon Dunn (Business Operations)
One of the most frequent queries that we receive from parents and families is, “How can I support my student in residence?” This session includes basic information on the Residence Life program and facilities, resources available to students, and helpful tips for parents. A Q&A period will follow. Note: this session is only for parents of students in residence.

Student Well-Being: Physical, mental, and emotional health & disability services
Roger Wilson (Health & Wellness), Meghan Currie (Disability Resource Centre), Layne McDougall (Recreation/B.A.R.K. handler)
Your student's well-being is important and multi-faceted.  Learn more about the services and supports from Health and Wellness (the student health centre on campus), the Disability Resource Centre (facilitating educational equity for students experiencing disability, illness, and injury), and UBC Recreation (offering programs and services that facilitate an active, healthy campus community), and B.A.R.K. (Building Academic Retention through K9s - UBC's dog therapy program).  Join us to learn more about how these departments come together to support your student's healthy and enjoyable experience at UBC.

Information for parents from our Health and Wellness team.

Concurrent sessions for Sun Sept 3

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Keynote: What to expect from UBC as your student starts first year  (Monthly tips handbill)
Ian Cull (AVP Students)
Parental support of first-year students is critical to their social, emotional, and academic success. Ian Cull, Associate vice-President Students, will help you understand UBC’s expectations, your evolving parental role, and outline how you can maintain much-needed support as your student starts their first year at UBC.

Aboriginal Student Experience
Adrienne Vedan (Aboriginal Programs & Services)
The Aboriginal Student Advising team is here to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students as they make their transition to university.  Join us we explore the Aboriginal student experience here at UBC and answer your questions about scholarships, funding, and more.

Academic Expectations, Resources & Support for Your Student
Cindy Bourne (Math & Science Centre and Supplemental Learning), Kim Buschert (Library), Brea Molnar (Advising & Involvement Centre), Deanna Simmons (Disability Resource Centre)
The university experience presents teaching and learning methods that are new to most first-year students. What will be expected of your student in the classroom? Where can they find the resources they will need to improve their learning skills? What are some characteristics of successful students at UBC? Learn more about the academic services and supports that can help your student navigate their academic career in a student-driven, teacher-supported learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.

Commuter Student Experience
Rob Giardino and Liz Hilliard (Student Experience Office)
Commuting students experience university from a different lens, balancing the demands of home and school. Join us as we explore opportunities specifically for commuters and some suggestions on how to best support your commuting student. 

Financial Picture
Student Services, Admissions & Awards Team (Enrolment Services), Gary Hartung (Parking & Food Services)
Understanding your student’s financial picture at UBC is important.  Join us as we discuss elements of students’ on-campus finances and answer commonly-asked questions about tuition and housing fee due dates, meal plans, medical/dental coverage and opting out, UBC’s General Bursary program, external awards, emergency funds, funding sources for beyond first year, and more. 

Navigating a Degree towards a Career
Robin Whittall & Derek Como (Advising & Involvement Centre)
There are lots of detours on the journey towards graduation and it’s easy to get lost along the way. When students are overwhelmed by the multiple paths that they can take, we can help. Attendees will learn about academic and career planning, on-campus employment, and helping your student stay on track. Find out how the Advising & Involvement Centre can help guide your student, taking them successfully from backpack to briefcase and beyond.

Student Well-Being: Physical, mental, and emotional health & disability services
Roger Wilson (Health & Wellness), Meghan Currie (Disability Resource Centre), Layne McDougall (Recreation/B.A.R.K. handler)
Your student's well-being is important and multi-faceted.  Learn more about the services and supports from Health and Wellness (the student health centre on campus), the Disability Resource Centre (facilitating educational equity for students experiencing disability, illness, and injury), and UBC Recreation (offering programs and services that facilitate an active, healthy campus community), and B.A.R.K. (Building Academic Retention through K9s - UBC's dog therapy program).  Join us to learn more about how these departments come together to support your student's healthy and enjoyable experience at UBC.

Information for parents from our Health and Wellness team.

Residence Experience 
Shannon Dunn (Business Operations)
One of the most frequent queries that we receive from parents and families is, “How can I support my student in residence?” This session includes basic information on the Residence Life program and facilities, resources available to students, and helpful tips for parents. A Q&A period will follow. Note: this session is only for parents of students in residence.

Thriving and Surviving at UBC Okanagan
Ian Cull (AVP Students)
Your student’s wellbeing is paramount.  Join Ian Cull, Associate Vice-President Students, as he explores the topics of safety, mental and physical wellness, and student life while sharing resources and support available to your students throughout their entire experience at UBC Okanagan.

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Student Experience Office, University Centre UNC 329
Tel: 250.807.9012
Email: getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca