Advisors to your student’s academic success

One of the first places students can turn to for support during their academic experience is to an academic advisor. UBC Okanagan has several groups of specialized advisors available for your student.

Academic advising

Academic Advising aims to enhance student success by engaging students in making informed choices about their academic planning. Academic Advisors are available to assist undergraduate students with any academic matters throughout their degree including academic requirements for university programs, academic policies, and procedures as well as exploring program options and developing program plans.

Note: Academic Advising can provide support to first-year Applied Science students, however the School of Engineering has its own advising office to support its students.

Academic Advising

Check out Academic Advising’s frequently asked questions, and make sure your student has reviewed the First-Year Planning Guide for their program.  


Advising for Indigenous students

Aboriginal Programs and Services provides Indigenous students advising from the time of application and throughout academic experience. Indigenous Student Advisors help students navigate their academic journey through a holistic approach including academic, cultural, social, and physical considerations.

indigenous student advising

Note: We use the term “Aboriginal” in the spirit of its use in section 35(2) of the Canadian Constitution, to refer inclusively to members of First Nations, status and non-status, treaty and non-treaty Indians, Metis, and Inuit peoples in Canada, recognizing in doing so that many people prefer the terms that are specific and traditional to their communities.


Accessibility advising

The Disability Resource Centre offers advising and determines academic accommodations for students that have an ongoing medical condition or disability that functionally impacts their participation in the post-secondary educational setting.

Accessibility Advisor support

International student advising

International Programs and Services offers advising to international students regarding immigration documentation, health insurance, working in Canada, degree progression/academic concerns, intercultural development, as well as general advising and transitional support.

International student advising

Learn more about COVID-19 resources and related frequently asked questions related to the international student experience.


Career advising

Career education supports students as they identify and pursue fulfilling career options that integrate their academic, personal, and life goals. This occurs through one-on-one support to understand how their degree related to career pathways, choosing majors, exploring graduate studies, discovering experiential learning opportunities, employment searches, resume and cover letter reviews, interview preparation, industry information and recruitment sessions, workshops, and more.

Career advising

Learn more about the UBC Okanagan Job Board for students and alumni that features on- and off-campus employment and volunteer opportunities.

There are a number of policies in place to support a safe and peaceful environment for everyone involved in learning, teaching, research, and other activities both on-campus and remotely. Learn more:

The UBC office of the Ombudsperson for Students offers independent, impartial, and confidential support to assist students in addressing and resolving concerns about unfair treatment at UBC.