Here are some student services you might find useful at some point in your university career, if not this term.
- Academic advising: for things such as difficulties completing coursework, requesting academic concession, help with degree planning, and just about anything else related to your academic performance. They can connect you to the right support services where needed. For Arts students: http://students.arts.ubc.ca/advising/ For students in other Faculties, see here: http://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/courses/academic-planning/advising Many faculties also have advisors dedicated to focusing on issues specific to international students and aboriginal students.
- Access and Diversity: This office helps those with disabilities get the accommodations they need. They also provide information, support and other services focused on promoting a respectful and inclusive learning environment for all students, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, ability, family or marital status, and more. See http://students.ubc.ca/about/access
- UBC Counselling Services: You are able to meet with a counsellor to help you with any mental or emotional issues you may be facing while studying at UBC. See http://students.ubc.ca/livewell/services/counselling-services
- Student Wellness: This website provides information on physiological and mental health services, on safety, on sexual assault supports, and more: http://students.ubc.ca/livewell
- AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre: This centre is run by the student government (Alma Mater Society), and provides support, referral to services, and advocacy around sexual violence.
- AMS Speakeasy: Speakeasy is a free, confidential student service offering one-on-one peer support, information and referrals to the UBC community, in a non-judgmental safe space. No issue is too big or too small, and the service operates on a drop-in basis. The Speakeasy is located in the AMS Nest front desk, or use the doorbell outside room 3121. Hours: M-F 9-5.
- UBC Office of the Ombudsperson for Students: This office is a good place to go if you’re having a problem/conflict with someone who works at the university and you’re not sure what to do. They can guide you to the right support and services, and provide fair and impartial advice. They do not solve problems, but help you find out where to turn and how to work with others to start solving the problem. See http://ombudsoffice.ubc.ca/ They also have a good set of Frequently Asked Questions about common issues students run into while doing university studies: https://ombudsoffice.ubc.ca/faq/