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During the summer, and into Winter Term 1, all incoming undergraduate students at UBCO are matched with a Student Connect – Transition Specialist (an upper-year student) who supports new students in their transition to university and supports their progression through UBC 101 Online orientation. This program is designed for all new-to-UBCO undergraduate students.
Student Connectors are also available throughout Winter Terms 1 and 2 at the Student Connect Desk (UNC 206) to support all students (any year level). Student Connectors can assist with navigating resources, providing guidance and referrals, and providing information about events or opportunities for involvement at UBC Okanagan.
Indigenous Programs and Services (IPS) Peer Mentors are student leaders who mentor first-year and new-to-UBC Indigenous students and work to plan social, academic, cultural, and community engagement initiatives.
IPS also offers tutoring support for some courses. The Indigenous Peer Tutors provide integrated, holistic support for your learning. From understanding key concepts and themes in your courses to navigating your online lectures and note-taking, you have access to a one-stop-shop for all of your studying needs.
Working in tandem with the Career Development Specialists, Career Peer Mentors are upper-year students that can assist any undergraduate student with a variety of career-related services such as job search strategies, resume reviews, and general career-related questions. The Career Peer Mentor team assists all undergraduate students at UBCO. Visit their website for details on how to book an appointment.
The Student Learning Hub is your one-stop shop for free and flexible learning supports and resources. We invite undergraduate students from all disciplines and year levels to access a range of peer-to-peer supports that include:
Graduate Community Facilitators are UBCO graduate students who work to enhance the student experience for all students in the graduate community. Our Graduate Community Facilitators work to support students by welcoming new students, connecting graduate students with their peers, and planning events and activities.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation