New/Current Student Resources

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Welcome to EDST! Here are some resources to help you find the support you need to have a happy, healthy and successful experience at UBC.

EDST Department Resources

  • Sign up for the EDST listserv! This email list is how the GAAs and the department informs students about deadlines, awards, research assistantship positions, workshops, etc. To be added, send an email message to the Graduate Program Assistant at:
  • The EDST website has many resources for students. In particular, check out the FAQ and Student Handbooks.

Study Spaces

  • The department offers graduate students access to workspace and lockers in the Learning Commons (in the basement of PCOH) and shared office space (depending on availability). Contact the Graduate Student Support Assistant for more information on getting access to these spaces.
  • All graduate students have access to the GSS Loft in room 4202 of the AMS Student Nest. Use your student ID card to access this space.
  • Check out the many libraries on campus!
  • Find an empty table or classroom in any building on campus.

Financial Resources

  • The department, faculty, Enrolment Services and G+PS have several funding opportunities available to students including emergency funding and a travel grant (for conferences and research travel). Info.
  • The Graduate Student Society (GSS) offers some financial resources for students. Info.
  • Take time to budget for your degree. Take a look at UBC’s financial planning resources.
  • Check out Student Services financial resources.
  • Consider working on-campus. Check out UBC Work Learn, jobs sent out through the EDST listserv, UBC Sustainability Scholars, and different faculty and department webpages for job postings.

Student Rights and Advocacy

As students, we all need resources to help deal with issues like accessibility, discrimination, harassment, abuse, and advocacy. For more information on mental health resources, check out our mental health resources page.

Accessibility and Inclusion

  • Check out disability programs and initiatives on campus! In particular, check out the support offered by UBC’s Centre for Accessibility.
  • If you require academic accommodations remember that these are not determined by your instructor. You do not need to disclose why you require an accommodation to each instructor. Rather, reach out to the Centre for Accessibility, and they will work with you and your instructor to figure out accommodations.
  • Check out the UBC Equity and Inclusion office which provides support and resources for dealing with discrimination and conflict.

Sexual Health and Violence


  • Graduate Student Society (GSS) Advocates are are graduate students who provide confidential assistance to individual fellow graduate students experiencing difficulties, academic or otherwise.
  • The UBC Office of the Ombudsperson for Students is an independent, impartial and confidential resource to assist students in addressing and resolving concerns about unfair treatment at UBC. The Ombudsperson is an advocate for fairness in general for the benefit of all students and the university community as a whole.Office of the ombudsperson for students.
  • The AMS Advocacy & Ombuds Office provide advocacy and conflict resolution services to students in conflict with the university and the AMS.
  • The Law Students’ Legal Advice Program offers legal help on a variety of issues for those who cannot afford or access legal assistance.

International Students