Advisors for your student’s academic success

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

Academic & Career Advising

Academic & Career Advising aims to enhance student success by engaging students in making informed choices about their academic planning. Academic & Career 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 & Career Advising can provide support to first-year Applied Science students, however, the School of Engineering has its own advising office to support its students.


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


Advising for Indigenous students

Indigenous Programs and Services provides academic advising through a holistic approach for new and continuing First Nation, Metis, and Inuit students.  Indigenous advisors help students navigate their academic journey to help students meet their educational and personal goals.  Advisors are available to help with course planning, degree requirements, academic policies and procedures, and finding an on-campus community. 

indigenous student advising


Accessibility advising

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

Accessibility Advisor support

International student advising

The Global Engagement Office offers advising regarding immigration documentation, health insurance, working in Canada, degree progression/academic concerns, intercultural learning, as well as general advising and transitional support.

International student advising


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 helps students navigate campus-related fairness concerns. We are an independent, impartial, and confidential resource to assist students in addressing and resolving concerns about unfair treatment at UBC. We work with students to clarify UBC policies and procedures, explore options, identify next steps and resources, plan strategies and problem-solve constructively.