Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
All graduate students at UBC study under the Faculty of Graduate Studies. This site has information on applications, scholarships, and regulations for graduate students.
Graduate Student Society (www.gss.ubc.ca) The Graduate Student Society represents all graduate students at UBC and runs both recreational and educational programs.
Main Library (www.library.ubc.ca)
The University of British Columbia Library is the second-largest library in Canada with over 10,000,000 items (approximately 3.6 million volumes). In addition to books and journals, UBC's library system contains photographs, maps, data tapes, microfilms, and musical records, tapes and compact discs. The Library system is made up of a Main Library and 10 specialist branch libraries. Access to materials in libraries worldwide is available through Inter Library Loans.
David Lam Management Research Library (www.library.ubc.ca/lam/)
The David Lam Management Research Library's collection covers all facets of business management and administration and is an important resource for students and academic researchers, as well as members of the business community.
UBC students participate in a wide variety of sports-related activities, on the intercollegiate, intramural and recreational levels. There are several gymnasia and athletic fields on campus, as well as an Aquatic Centre with both open-air and indoor pools, and a Winter Sports Centre with hockey rinks, curling rinks, squash and racquetball courts and a tennis bubble.
The University Bookstore, the largest such bookstore in Canada, stocks all course materials and a wide range of general and academic titles for the convenience of students, faculty, staff and the general public. The Bookstore will also special order any title in print. A computer shop, stocking the latest microcomputer hardware and software, and boasting an in-house computer repair facility, is located inside the Bookstore.
There are sixteen child care programs on campus caring for children from four months to twelve years of age. The programs are popular, so application should be made early.
Student Health Services are available for the use of all currently registered UBC students. The department is staffed by qualified personnel and is housed in the Acute Care Unit of the University Hospitals. Services include care of illness or injury, preventive medicine, counseling, and antigen and immunization administration. When necessary, hospitalization will be arranged in a hospital, either on or off-campus.
Single student, married, and family accommodations on campus are available for the winter session or year round through the UBC Housing Office. As campus housing is in demand and the department's application process is entirely separate from the University's admission process, you should not wait for your acceptance to UBC before applying for housing. Accommodations include but are not limited to:
- Green College - A residential college with an interdisciplinary focus that is available to 85 single or married graduate students without children.
- St. John's College - A new residential college that has an international focus is available to 142 single and married graduate students without children.
International Student Services
Information and support for international students at UBC is provided by International Student Services. They can assist with visa and immigration issues, pre-arrival planning, housing, and many other issues relevant to international students.
Office for Women Students
The Office for Women Students counsels women students and prospective students with personal, educational, financial, social, and career concerns. The office initiates programs and workshops in response to student needs and can act as liaison between students and faculty or administration. The concerns of women returning to university after a number of years is a primary focus.