Pillar 3: Improved student experience

pillar-three-thumbIn this digital age when students have a choice about how and where they study, UBC is striving to deliver the best possible student experience on campus—and beyond.

More experiential learning opportunities both at home and abroad; improved informal learning and social spaces both on campus and at off-campus hubs; and more online learning options to reduce commute times: these are just some of the ways UBC will add value to the traditional student experience.

UBC is committed to doubling experiential learning opportunities for students, and is currently developing a new transcript format to formally recognize and validate co-curricular activities.

UBC currently offers co-op programs in Arts, Science, Business, Engineering, Forestry, Land and Food Systems and Kinesiology.

The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers connects students to experiences, resources and people that will help them achieve their personal and career goals.

The Centre for Community Engaged Learning helps connect students and faculty with community partners to address real-world issues.

Go Global offers a variety of exchange opportunities for students to study, participate in community service projects, or do research.

Students at the UBC Vancouver campus can take courses at UBC Okanagan through the cross-campus registration program.

Not all learning takes place in a traditional classroom environment. Since 1999, UBC has invested significantly in the creation of flexible learning spaces—informal, inviting spaces that encourage easy conversation and collaboration and complement UBC’s ongoing program of classroom upgrades.

There are many different types of study spaces available on campus. Check out our map.

Student services is UBC’s portal for all student-facing services.

UBC has a number of creative living spaces for students, including Ponderosa Commons, a residence for mature students, and Collegia, a retreat for commuter students.

Read more about Pillar 3 in the Strategic Plan >