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Aug 26 sessions

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Official Welcome to Parents

Time: 9 to 9:10 a.m.
Location: COM 201

Keynote: What to Expect From UBC as Your Student Starts First Year

Time: 9:10 to 9:45 a.m.
Location: COM 201

Ian Cull (Associate Vice-President, 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.

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Residence Experience

Time: 9:55 to 10:20 a.m.
Location: COM 201

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.

Student Housing & Hospitality Services

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Commuter Student Experience

Time: 9:55 to 10:20 a.m.
Location: LIB 306

Commuting students experience university from a different lens, balancing the demands of life at home and school. Join us as we explore opportunities specifically for commuters and some suggestions on how to best support your commuting student.

Student Experience Office

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Student Wellbeing: Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health

Time: 10:30 to 10:55 a.m.
Location: COM 201

Your student’s wellbeing is important and multi-faceted. Learn more about the services and supports from Health & Wellness (the student health centre on campus), UBC Recreation (offering programs and services for an active, healthy campus community), the UBCO Food Services Nutritionist and B.A.R.K (Building Academic Retention
through K-9s – 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.

B.A.R.K.

Campus Recreation

Health & Wellness

UBC Okanagan Food Services

Academic Expectations, Resources, and Support for Your Student

Time: 10:55 to 11:20 a.m.
Location: COM 201

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.

Academic Advising

Disability Resource Centre

Learning support services

UBC Okanagan Library

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International Student Experience

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location: COM 201

Explore the international student experience at UBC Okanagan and have your questions answered by International Programs & Services staff. This session will focus on the Medical Services Plan in British Columbia, immigration documents, transitional support, the campus community, and the many ways to get involved both on and off campus.

International Programs & Services

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Optional Campus Tour (parents of domestic students)

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location: Commons Lobby

Optional Campus Tour

Time: 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Commons Lobby

SepT 1 Sessions

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Optional Campus Tour

Time: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Location: Main Courtyard

Official Welcome to Parents

Time: 1:30 to 1:40 p.m.
Location: Gymnasium

Keynote: What to Expect From UBC as Your Student Starts First Year

Time: 1:40 to 2:15 p.m.
Location: Gymnasium

Ian Cull (Associate Vice-President, Students)

Parental support of first-year students is critical to their social, emotional, and academic success. We 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.

View presentation (PDF)

Commuter Student Experience

Time: 2:20 to 3 p.m.
Location: ART 366

Students who live off campus experience university through a different lens from those in residence, often balancing the demands of school and life at home. Join us as we explore opportunities specifically for commuters and some suggestions on how to best support your commuting student. Presented by:

Student Experience Office

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Residence Experience

Time: 2:20 to 3 p.m.
Location: Gymnasium

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. Presented by:

Student Housing & Hospitality Services

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Aboriginal Student Experience

Time: 3:10 to 3:55 p.m.
Location: ART 214

The Aboriginal Programs & Services team is here to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students as they make their transition to university. Join us as we explore the Aboriginal student experience at
UBC Okanagan and answer your questions about scholarships, funding, and more. Presented by:

Aboriginal Programs & Services

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Academic Expectations, Resources, and Support for Your Student

Time: 3:10 to 3:55 p.m.
Location: ART 366

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. Presented by:

Academic Advising

Disability Resource Centre

Learning support services

UBC Okanagan Library

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Financial Picture

Time: 3:10 to 3:55 p.m.
Location: ART 103

Financial Frequently Asked Questions

Join us for a presentation where we answer commonly asked questions about tuition and housing fee due dates, meal plans, medical/dental coverage and opting out, and UBC’s General Bursary program. Presented by:

Awards & Financial support

Parking Services

UBC Okanagan Food Services

UBC Okanagan Students’ Union

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Navigating a Degree Towards a Career

Time: 3:10 to 3:55 p.m.
Location: ART 114

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 about the resources provided by the Advising & Involvement Centre and how they can help successfully guide your student from backpack to briefcase and beyond. Presented by:

Academic Advising

Career Services

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Student Wellbeing: Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health

Time: 3:10 to 3:55 p.m.
Location: ART 376

Your student’s wellbeing is important and multi-faceted. Learn more about the services and supports from Health & Wellness (the student health centre on campus), the UBC Okanagan Food Services Nutritionist, UBC Recreation (offering programs and services for an active, healthy campus community), and B.A.R.K (Building Academic Retention through K-9s, UBC’s dog therapy program). Join us to learn more about how these departments come together support your student’s healthy and enjoyable experience at UBC. Presented by:

B.A.R.K.

Campus Recreation

Health & Wellness

UBC Okanagan Food Services

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Academic Expectations, Resources, and Support for Your Student

Time: 4:05 to 4:50 p.m.
Location: ART 366

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. Presented by:

Academic Advising

Disability Resource Centre

Learning support services

UBC Okanagan Library

View presentation (PDF)

Financial Picture

Time: 4:05 to 4:50 p.m.
Location: ART 103

Join us for a presentation where we answer commonly asked questions about tuition and housing fee due dates, meal plans, medical/dental coverage and opting out, and UBC’s General Bursary program. Presented by:

Awards & Financial support

Parking Services

UBC Okanagan Food Services

UBC Okanagan Students’ Union

View presentation (PDF)

Navigating a Degree Towards a Career

Time: 4:05 to 4:50 p.m.
Location: ART 114

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 about the resources provided by the Advising and Involvement Centre and how they can help successfully guide your student from backpack to briefcase and beyond. Presented by:

Academic Advising

Career Services

View presentation (PDF)

Student Wellbeing: Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health

Time: 4:05 to 4:50 p.m.
Location: ART 376

Your student’s wellbeing is important and multi-faceted. Learn more about the services and supports from Health & Wellness (the student health centre on campus), the UBC Okanagan Food Services Nutritionist, UBC Recreation (offering programs and services for an active, healthy campus community), and B.A.R.K (Building Academic Retention through K-9s, 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. Presented by:

B.A.R.K.

Campus Recreation

Health & Wellness

UBC Okanagan Food Services

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Sexual Violence on Campuses – How Parents Matter

Time: 4:05 to 4:50 p.m.
Location: ART 214

Sexual violence has no place at UBCO, but you and your student do. Join the Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office in exploring UBC’s new sexual assault policy, sexual violence, safety, and student life while sharing the prevention programming and support resources that are available. We will also explore how to have conversations about sex, consent, and sexual violence and how to respond to your student if they want to talk with you about these topics. Presented by:

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office

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