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What is UBCO Life?
UBCO Life is a newsletter delivered twice per month to continuing undergraduate students, featuring academic and social events, upcoming deadlines, university news, and other issues relevant to student life and success at UBC Okanagan.

Aug. 17, 2022

In this issue:

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Weeks of Welcome

Students are encouraged to join the UBC community and participate in all that UBCO has to offer. Weeks of Welcome runs throughout the month of September and is a great opportunity for all students to get involved and attend workshops, info sessions, and other events. Campus resources and student clubs will host a variety of events, and more events will be added throughout the month.

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The UBCO Heat are back in action

Did you know all Heat home games are free for UBCO students? Just bring your UBCcard, grab your Heat gear and come out to Nonis Field to cheer on the UBCO Heat soccer teams at their season home openers!

The men’s soccer season starts on August 26 against the Victoria Vikes, followed by a classic sister-school showdown with the UBC Thunderbirds on August 27. Kickoff is at 6 pm for both matches.

On the women’s side, the action begins on September 3 as the Heat faceoff against the UNBC Timberwolves. The following day the Heat will face the Calgary Dinos. Both matches begin at noon.

The first 100 fans at the games on August 26 and September 3 will receive free UBCO Heat sunglasses! 

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Mode-Shift: A campus commuting event

Join Campus Planning and the Sustainability Office on August 23 for an interactive commuting event from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Arrival Plaza (at the base of the stairs next to the Admin Building). 

Take a spin on an e-bike, learn about the U-PASS program, and get bike maintenance tips from UBCycles.

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Save the dates: September 12 and 13 is intramural registration

Intramural sports are a great way to keep active, make friends, and have fun! Several different sport and league options are available ranging from competitive to just for fun. To ensure equitable registration processes for all participants, a lottery system has been implemented. Mark your calendar for September 12 or 13 and register yourself or your team for the lottery.

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Paddle board lessons

Recreation has partnered with the Kelowna Paddle Centre to offer this unique experience for UBCO students, faculty, and staff. Sessions include three weekly lessons on Sunday afternoons, as well as full equipment rentals.

Session dates: September 11,18, 25

Register now


Golf lessons

Join Recreation at the Okanagan Golf Club for golf lessons! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with your friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Group lessons include four, 1-hour sessions on Monday nights from September 12 to October 3.

Register now


Student Connect is here to help

Have questions but not sure who to ask? Student Connect is your first stop to finding answers. Located on the second floor of the University Centre (UNC), this peer-facilitated space is designed to help you navigate the campus and learn more about opportunities at UBC Okanagan. Contact a Student Connector in person or by email at

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Learn about supports at the
Student Learning Hub

Come get free stickers and treats on September 6 and 7 from the Student Learning Hub table near the side entrance to the Library. Learn about all of their free supports, such as tutoring, writing tips, and how a professional learning strategist can help you reach your highest potential. 

The Student Learning Hub reopens on September 6 with appointments starting on September 12. 

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Call for Student Ambassadors: UBCO Homecoming

Share your UBCO experiences with thousands of students and alumni by being a Social Media Ambassador for UBCO Homecoming.

alumni UBC at UBC Okanagan is looking for students who are eager to help showcase UBCO’s school pride during our biggest celebration of the year – Homecoming! If you’re social media savvy, enjoy sharing your experiences, and love all things UBCO, we want to hear from you. Interested students must be active on one or more social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and be willing to take part in Homecoming activities on September 23 and 24.

Apply now


Looking for off-campus housing arrangements?

Finding housing can be challenging. UBCO is working with Places4Students to provide students with a centralized source of housing options. Browse the listings to find accommodations, seek out roommates, or sublet your property.

Check it out!

Need support with off-campus housing? Contact your Off-Campus Housing Ambassador.


It’s never too early to think
about your career journey

The Career Development team is here to support you from your first day on campus until after graduation. Through one-on-one appointments and a variety of professional development workshops, this team can help you become engaged in your professional journey and discover career options and opportunities.

Reasons to visit the Career Development team.

  • Get started with career advising
  • Learn about UBC work or volunteer opportunities
  • Engage in Experiential Education opportunities
  • Review your job application, resume, or cover letter with a Career Peer Mentor
  • Attend a career-building workshop
  • Connect with employers and alumni

Looking to stay in the know about Career Development events? Fill out our survey to be added to our email list and follow UBC Okanagan Career Development on LinkedIn.

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Looking for a job?

The UBCO Job Board has hundreds of paid and volunteer positions available for students all year round! Whether you’re looking for a Work Study position, something on- or off-campus, or a co-op term, there are plenty of opportunities to explore.

UBCO is currently hiring for the upcoming semester. Visit the Job Board to browse the available positions!

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