Welcome to Engineering Handbook and Summer Event Series

Welcome to Engineering 2023


Welcome to Engineering 2023 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 3rd, we will be launching the ‘Welcome to Engineering 2023’ 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.



How do I access the Welcome to Engineering Handbook?

On Saturday, June 3rd, all incoming first year and transfer students will automatically be given access on to the handbook on Canvas.


Welcome to Engineering 2023 Event Series

Hear directly from current students who will share their experiences and insights into a variety of topics that will help prepare you for UBC Engineering. These virtual, panel-style events are developed and facilitated by our faculty’s very own Imagine Day Senior Orientation Leaders. Come, ask questions and begin to connect meaningfully with your peers.


Transitioning from High School to University: Things I Wish I Knew (July 6th, 6:00-7:00 pm PST)

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. - Registration


Beyond the Books: Getting Involved in Engineering Life (July 25, 6:00-7:00 pm PST)

How can you find work/life balance look like during your first year? What does life look like outside of academics? Making friends, building social relationships, and finding your community are all important parts of your first-year experience, and UBC Engineering offers plenty of options for getting involved. In Beyond the Books: Getting Involved in Engineering Life, you will hear from students about fun ways to connect with other students outside of the classroom. - Registration

Navigating UBC Engineering as an International Student (August 3, 9:00-10:00 am PST)

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. - Registration

Kicking Off my Professional Development: Stories About Co-op and Experiential Learning (August 9, 6:00-7:00 pm PST)

Do you have questions about how to start building your engineering career? UBC Engineering has a variety of experiential learning opportunities to give you hands-on experience, gain career-ready skills, and begin forging your professional networks. Join Kicking Off My Professional Development: Stories About Co-op and Experiential Learning to hear more from students about getting involved in co-op, industry nights, design teams, volunteering, and more. - Registration

Need help?

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

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. E-commerce Cart A shopping cart. Time A clock. Communication skills Pencil with speech cloud Chats Two speech clouds. Emotional Intelligence Left-side half heart and right-side half brain shape representation Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Home A house in silhouette. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Leadership User icons presented as a pyramid hierarchy Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Networking Network of nodes Telephone An antique telephone. Play A media play button. Professionalism Hands shaking Search A magnifying glass. Arrow indicating share action A directional arrow. Speech Bubble A speech bubble. Star An outline of a star. Teamwork Three user icons with overlap Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. User A silhouette of a person. Vimeo The logo for the Vimeo video sharing service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. Future of work A logo for the Future of Work category. Eye A logo representing an eye Inclusive leadership A logo for the Inclusive leadership category. Planetary health A logo for the Planetary health category. Solutions for people A logo for the Solutions for people category. Thriving cities A logo for the Thriving cities category. University for future A logo for the University for future category.