UBC 101

Learn the basics about getting started at UBC — with support from students like you.

Getting prepared for your first term at UBC Okanagan can seem complicated at times. UBC 101 is here to help! UBC 101 is an online program that is available on Canvas for all new-to-UBC students who have accepted their offer of admission.

UBC 101 runs from mid-May to August and will help you get ready for your time at UBC Okanagan. From textbooks to housing, medical insurance to degree planning, our online orientation provides a critical foundation of university and campus knowledge to help you succeed once you arrive on campus. UBC 101 is designed to provide a general introduction for new students to all things UBCO, and will:

  • introduce you to the history, traditions, and culture of UBC Okanagan,
  • guide you through your academic transition to university,
  • connect you to a senior student who can help answer your questions and support you throughout the summer,
  • introduce you to on-campus support services, and
  • help you take care of the essentials prior to the start of classes.

UBC 101

Students will complete the weekly modules in less than one hour per week—a small investment of time that will pay off big when you arrive on campus. Your learning will be led by an upper-year UBC Okanagan student (your Student Connect – Transition Specialist) who can answer your questions and help you take care of the essentials before classes start. The program also features opportunities to connect with other new students and campus experts throughout the summer through discussion boards, workshops, and virtual events.

UBC 101 for Indigenous Students

UBC 101’s Indigenous student stream is designed for new-to-UBCO First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Your learning will be supported by the Indigenous Programs and Services Office and the Indigenous peer mentor team. The Indigenous Student Stream will give you all the information you need to know before classes start and will offer opportunities to connect with other students over the summer, plan for your arrival at UBCO, and register for exciting events including Indigenous Student Orientation.

To access UBC 101:

Once you are enrolled at UBC, you will be auto-enrolled into your assigned stream of UBC 101. View the UBC 101 content anytime by clicking the link to UBC 101 on your Canvas dashboard: canvas.ubc.ca

You will receive communications and updates about the content within Canvas.

If you do not have access to UBC 101 on your Canvas dashboard, or feel you have been put into the incorrect stream, please email orientation.ok@ubc.ca.

Meet the 2024 Student Connector team

These upper-year students are here to support you in your transition to UBCO, and will welcome you to one of their communities where you can connect with your peers and with other resources before you start university. Joining one of their communities will be a great way to kick-start your time on our campus, so we encourage you to select a Connector within your first couple weeks of joining UBC 101.

Aaliyah Aden-Sabriye

Fourth-year, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Fun fact: I am from Somalia, but I grew up in Toronto. I love crocheting, playing games, cooking, baking, and reading!

Keeran Naidu

Third-year, Faculty of Science
Fun fact: I’m interested in AI and machine learning. I also really like digital art and hiking!

Mame Andoh

Third-year, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Fun fact: I’m Ghanaian, but I grew up between Southern Africa and Alberta. I love exploring new genres of music and entertainment. I’m also learning Portuguese in my free time!

Murph Xu

Third-year, Faculty of Science in Nursing
Fun fact: I love coffee and dogs! My favorite Netflix show is Shameless.

Olamipo Aderibigbe

Third-year, Faculty of Management
Fun fact: I was born and raised in Nigeria. I play basketball regularly and I’ve been playing golf since I was 4!

Rosine Izerumukiza

Third-year, Faculty of Applied Science, Civil Engineering
Fun fact: I broke my arm two times in one weekend during a volleyball inter-school competition in high school.

Sarabroop Singh Aulakh

Third-year, Faculty of Science
Fun fact: I love to sing and play indie video games. My favourites are Hollow Knight and Outer Wilds.

Talia Gagnon

Third-year, Fine Arts
Fun fact: I am a student-athlete for the Women’s soccer team. I’m a big fan of Abba and love listening to them while painting.