2009-10

2009-10 - THE GRAD GUIDE T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R...

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Unformatted text preview: THE GRAD GUIDE T H E U N I V E R S I T Y O F B R I T I S H CO L U M B I A FACULT Y OF GR ADUATE STUDIES WELCOME Choosing UBC 3 Dean’s Message 4 BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT UBC Contacting Your Graduate Program 5 International Students—Applying for a Study Permit 5 Getting Online at UBC 6 Finding Housing 6 Planning Your Finances 10 Awards, Scholarships and Financial Aid 11 WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT UBC Attending Orientation Events 17 Registering for Classes 17 Getting Settled and Getting Around 18 Learning Who’s Who 19 CAMPUS RESOURCES AND SERVICES FOR GRAD STUDENTS Faculty of Graduate Studies 21 Graduate Professional Development Program 21 Graduate Student Society 21 International House 21 The UBC Library 22 Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth 22 Services for Students with Disabilities 23 Information Technology 23 UBC Bookstore and Computer Shop 24 Career Services 24 First Nations House of Learning 24 STUDENT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING Health Insurance 25 Campus Health Care Services 25 Fitness and Recreation 27 IMPORTANT DATES 29 GLOSSARY 30 The Graduate Student Centre, home to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Graduate Student Society, and Koerner’s Pub C.K. Choi Institute of Asian Research CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING ACCEPTED TO UBC! Choosing UBC E very year, UBC attracts outstanding students from around the globe to our world-class academic environment. Choosing UBC for graduate study is one of the most important and rewarding decisions you can make. The Grad Guide is your map to joining our community of discovery and innovation. We know that top students have many choices for graduate education. Why select the Uni- versity of British Columbia? Here are a few of the best reasons: You will receive mentorship from prominent professors conducting cutting edge research. •¡ UBC generates nearly half a billion dollars in annual research funding and files over 200 patents a year. Upon graduation you will be awarded an internationally-recognized degree from one of the •¡ world’s top 35 universities. UBC offers highly competitive financial support packages for doctoral and master’s students. •¡ UBC is located in Pacific Spirit Park, a temperate rain forest with a view of Howe Sound and •¡ the Coast mountains, only twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver The UBC community achieves a healthy balance of academic study and enjoyment of life •¡ with plenty of recreational opportunities to explore You can take pride in studying at Canada’s leader in university campus sustainability, recog- •¡ nized three years in a row by the National Wildlife Federation for exemplary work in dem- onstrating wildlife and climate-friendly practices. Discover British Columbia and Vancouver Learning at UBC also means enjoying a superb campus in one of the planet’s truly spectacular regions. Vancouver—BC’s cosmopolitan urban centre—provides a temperate climate for out- door activities, clean parks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene and a welcoming, diverse popu-...
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