Welcome to Engineering 2022 Handbook & Event Series



Welcome to Engineering 2022 Handbook

Are you curious about what to expect in Engineering? Want to get a sneak peek into what the UBC student life has to offer? On June 3, we will be launching the ‘Welcome to Engineering 2022’ Handbook on Canvas!

In this handbook, you will get a head start on how the Engineering program works. We will walk you through the enormous number of resources available at UBC and explain how they can be useful and relevant to your academic and professional development.

During this course you will learn to decode Faculty expectations, develop your best strategies for academic success, discover way to seek support when you need it and learn how to make the most of out of your experience. The following questions will be answered:




How do I access the Welcome to Engineering Handbook?

On Friday, June 3, all incoming first year and transfer students will be automatically given access on to the handbook on Canvas. To access the handbook, please visit: https://canvas.ubc.ca/courses/94510


Welcome to Engineering 2022 Event Series

Below are upcoming events where current students will share their experiences and insights on a variety of topics to help you prepare for UBC Engineering These events are developed and facilitated by Senior Orientation Leaders and/or student staff. These are also spaces where you can ask questions and connect more meaningfully with your peers: 

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Navigating UBC Engineering as an International Student (Thurs, July 7, 6 - 7pm)

Does the prospect of entering university in a new country sound daunting? Are you curious about what it's like to be an international student in UBC Engineering? In Navigating UBC Engineering as an International Student, international students from diverse backgrounds will share their experiences on moving away from home and how they balanced transitioning into university while adjusting to new cultures and surroundings.


Finding Your Community: EDI Affinity Groups (Wed, July 20, 6 - 7pm)

At UBC Engineering, it’s important to us that we are all doing our part to build a safe and inclusive community. We aim to cultivate an environment where values surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are recognized and embedded in every aspect of student life. Hear from diverse student perspectives at Finding Your Community: EDI Affinity Groups and learn more about how students like yourself can find a sense of belonging in UBC Engineering. Our panelists will feature senior students from Women in Engineering (WiE) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).


Second Year Placement: How I Chose My Program (Fri, July 29, 6 - 7pm)

In Year 2, you will be placed into a specialized Engineering program, such as Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and more! There is no need to choose now, but we encourage you to spend your first year exploring different disciplines and what drives you. In Second Year Placement: How I Chose My Program, senior students from various programs will share how decided what they program they want to pursue, and talk about their experiences in their programs!


Transitioning from High School to University: Things I Wish I Knew (Thurs, Aug 4, 6 - 7pm)

Have you ever wondered how high school is different from university? Want to know how you can best prepare yourself for starting this new chapter? In Transitioning from High School to University: Things I Wish I Knew, senior students will share their lived experiences and top strategies for how you can thrive in your transition to UBC Engineering.


Need help?

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to apsc.pd@ubc.ca

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