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Stay tuned for our 2019 schedule. Sample event details from our 2018 Parent Conference can be viewed below. 

Click here for sample schedule (Aug 27, 2018)

Click here for sample schedule (Sep 2, 2018)

2018 Concurrent sessions for Mon Aug 27

Keynote: What to expect from UBC as your student starts first year  (Monthly tips handbill)

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.

Academic Expectations, Resources & Support for Your Student

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.

Learning support services - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/learning-supports/

Library - http://library.ok.ubc.ca/

Advising and Involvement Centre - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/aic/

Disability Resource Centre - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/drc/

Commuter Student Experience

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 - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/student-experience

 

International Student Experience

Join us to explore the international student experience at UBC Okanagan and have your questions answered by International Programs and Services staff.  This session will focus on Canadian healthcare, IRCC documentation, transitional support, the campus community, and the many ways to get involved both on- and off-campus. 

International Programs and Services - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/international/

 

Residence Experience 

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 and Hospitality Services - http://okanagan.housing.ubc.ca/

 

Student Well-Being: Physical, mental, and emotional health & disability services

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 Disability Resource Centre (facilitating educational equity for students experiencing disability, illness, and injury), 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.

Health and Wellness - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/health-wellness/

Campus Recreation – http://camprec.ca

Disability Resource Centre - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/drc/

B.A.R.K. - https://bark.sites.olt.ubc.ca/

Information for parents from our Health and Wellness team.

2018 Concurrent sessions for Sun Sept 2

Keynote: What to expect from UBC as your student starts first year  (Monthly tips handbill)

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.

Aboriginal Student Experience

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

Aboriginal Programs and Services - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/aboriginal

 

Academic Expectations, Resources & Support for Your Student

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.

Learning support services - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/learning-supports/

Library - http://library.ok.ubc.ca/

Advising and Involvement Centre - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/aic/

Disability Resource Centre - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/drc/

 

Commuter Student Experience

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 - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/student-experience

Financial Picture

Understanding your student’s financial picture at UBC is important.  Join us as we discuss elements of students’ on-campus finances and answer commonly-asked questions about tuition and housing fee due dates, meal plans, medical/dental coverage and opting out, UBC’s General Bursary program, external awards, emergency funds, funding sources for beyond first year, and more.

Awards and financial support - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/finance/

Food services - https://ubco.campusdish.com/

Parking services - https://parking.ok.ubc.ca/

Health and dental - https://www.ubcsuo.ca/health-dental

 

Navigating a Degree towards a Career

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.

Career Services - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/careers/

Advising and Involvement Centre - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/aic/

 

Student Well-Being: Physical, mental, and emotional health & disability services

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 Disability Resource Centre (facilitating educational equity for students experiencing disability, illness, and injury), 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.

Health and Wellness - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/health-wellness/

Campus Recreation – http://camprec.ca

Disability Resource Centre - http://students.ok.ubc.ca/drc/

B.A.R.K. - https://bark.sites.olt.ubc.ca/

Information for parents from our Health and Wellness team.

 

Residence Experience

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 and Hospitality Services - http://okanagan.housing.ubc.ca/

 

Sexual Violence on Campuses – How Parents Matter

Sexual Violence has no place at UBCO, but you and your student do. Join Shilo St. Cyr and Jenica Frisque as they explore the new sexual assault policy, sexual violence, safety and student life while sharing what prevention programming and support resources are available. We will also talk about how to have difficult conversations and how to respond to your student if they want to talk with you about this.

Presented by:

Sexual Violence Prevention Response Office - https://svpro.ok.ubc.ca/

Equity and Inclusion Office - https://equity.ok.ubc.ca/

 

Last reviewed shim3/21/2019 8:42:00 AM

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Student Experience Office, University Centre UNC 329
Email: getinvolved.ubco@ubc.ca