Improving your graduate application

Are you considering UBC for graduate school? Learn about admissions and academic requirements, and explore our graduate degree programs. Hear from graduate advisors and admissions experts on what it takes to get into UBC grad school. Register for an info session on specific topics or join one of our virtual office hours for a general Q&A session.

UBC Grad school info session

Are you thinking about UBC for graduate school? In this online session, learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements. Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and potential supervisors. 

This session was offered in December. Please check back for dates.

virtual office hours

 

Join us for a short presentation on the application and admissions process, academic requirements, and general overview of graduate studies at UBC, followed by Q&A with Grad Studies staff and graduate student ambassadors. Ask questions in advance when you register.  Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions that involve specific personal information.

 

This session was offered in September, October and November. Please check back for dates.

GREat grad school applications

 

Learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements. Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors. As well, join us on a virtual tour of the UBC Grad Studies website to point out important resources.

This session was offered in September, October, and November. Please check back for dates.

compelling statements of interest

 

What makes a great statement of interest? A presentation based on tips from faculty advisors on what sets one Statement of Interest apart from another.

 

This session was offered in September, October, and November. Please check back for dates.

reaching out strategies: approaching letter writers and potential supervisors

 

Presentation based on best practices offered by UBC faculty advisors and application evaluation committee members for reaching out to potential reference letter writers and potential supervisors.

 

This session was offered in September, October, and November. Please check back for dates.

 

LIFE AS A UBC GRADUATE STUDENT 

Wondering what life is like here in Vancouver, at UBC, and as a UBC grad student? The UBC Vancouver campus is located in a world-class, multicultural city, frequently rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world. We have a variety of info sessions where you can connect with current graduate students to see if UBC is a good fit for you.

Q&A with UBC GRADUATE STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Chat with current graduate students during this online session about their experiences being graduate students at UBC. Topics include accommodation, moving to a new city/ province/country, settling into an academic lifestyle, finding a supervisor, making friends, and more. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to provide answers to specific application and admission questions or any that involve specific personal information.

Please check back for dates.

Living in Vancouver

If you're considering graduate school here at UBC and want to know more about what it's like to live in Vancouver, join us for this online info session. Topics include housing options, the neighbourhoods, getting around town, and campus and city attractions.

Please check back for dates.

Graduate students with families

If you have a partner and/or a family and are considering graduate school at UBC, join us for this online info session. Topics include family resources, general information on childcare, registering for school, looking for a place to live, and fun and affordable activities for kids of all ages.

Please check back for dates.

Graduate Student In-Residence housing

It's not too early to explore your options for accommodation, particularly if you are hoping to live on campus, in residence at UBC. About 1300 graduate students live in residence at UBC. Learn about the UBC student residences available for graduate students, the application process, waitlist logistics, and more in this 1-hour webinar presented by UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
*This session is offered twice. Please choose the date and time that suits your schedule best.

Please check back for dates.​​

 

 

Meet a UBC representative

Information Session - MEd in Home Economics Education

webinar
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Time: 16:30 to 17:30
An online information session to learn more about the MEd in Home Economics part-time, online graduate cohort – starting September 2020. Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about the program including the program focus, learning outcomes, schedule, program fees, admissions requirements, the application process and a Q&A.

One-on-One Consultations: Toronto

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Monday, 03 February 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

Information Session - MEd in Curriculum Studies: Practitioner Inquiry and Place-Conscious Pedagogies

webinar
Date: Monday, 03 February 2020
Time: 15:30 to 16:30
An online information session to learn more about the MEd in Curriculum Studies: Practitioner Inquiry and Place-Conscious Pedagogies part-time, online graduate cohort – starting August 2020. Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about the program including the program focus, learning outcomes, schedule, program fees, admissions requirements, the application process and a Q&A.

One-on-One Consultations: Calgary

Monogram Coffee, 420 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB
Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

Information Session - MEd in Adult Learning & Education (JIBC)

webinar
Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020
Time: 15:30 to 16:30
An online information session to learn more about the MEd in Adult Learning & Education (JIBC) part-time, graduate cohort – starting September 2020. Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about the program including the program focus, learning outcomes, schedule, program fees, admissions requirements, the application process and a Q&A.

One-on-One Consultations: Vancouver

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, 07 February 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs.

GLOBE Forum 2020

Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020 to Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Time: 08:00 to 17:00
GLOBE 2020 is hosted by the GLOBE Series, a collection of organizations that strive to create a “sustainable, prosperous and socially just future.” GLOBE brings together leaders from government, business and civil society to share knowledge and opportunity in order to accelerate the green economy and generate solutions to current issues within the field. A vast network of groundbreaking thinkers is connected to create global change. If you are looking to find inspiration, make connections, share experiences and discover new opportunities in the clean economy, GLOBE Forum 2020 is the event to attend. The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering will be there to provide attendees with more information about the 12-month hybrid master’s degree. This degree combines graduate-level engineering courses with UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School courses – giving you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions. Come and see us there!

Information Session - MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language

webinar
Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Time: 16:30 to 17:30
An online information session to learn more about the MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language part-time, online graduate cohort – starting September 2020. Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about the program including the program focus, learning outcomes, schedule, program fees, admissions requirements, the application process and a Q&A.

UBC MHLP at St. Paul's Hospital

Balance Eatery, Level 4 Café Entrance, St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC
Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Calling all Health Professionals! Representatives from UBC’S Master of Health Leadership & Policy (MHLP) and School of Nursing will be on-site at Saint Paul’s Hospital to answer questions about UBC’s Graduate Programs. Come and learn more about the 12-month MHLP in Seniors Care or Clinical Education, or discover the world of opportunity available to students studying the Masters of Nursing. No appointment required!

UBC MHLP at Vancouver General Hospital


Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Calling all Health Professionals! Representatives from UBC’S Master of Health Leadership & Policy (MHLP) and School of Nursing will be on-site at Vancouver General Hospital to answer questions about UBC’s Graduate Programs. Come and learn more about the 12-month MHLP in Seniors Care or Clinical Education, or discover the world of opportunity available to students studying the Masters of Nursing. No appointment required!

Quality Forum 2020

Hyatt Regency Vancouver 655 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC
Date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020 to Thursday, 27 February 2020
Time: 08:00 to 17:00
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council hosts the Quality Forum annually. It is a three-day conference that provides an opportunity for hundreds of professionals currently working within British Columbia’s Health Care System to come together and discuss care quality and patient safety. Featuring a number of presentations, workshops, expert speakers and networking events, the Quality Forum is designed to assist health professionals in developing their careers. The conference also creates a space of learning for attendees to engage in constructive debate about how to best serve the people of British Columbia. If you looking to become a leader within the Health Care industry, come and chat with us about the Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Clinical Education and Seniors Care.

One on One Consultations – Toronto

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Monday, 16 March 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on March 16, 2020 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One-on-One Consultations: Toronto

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Monday, 16 March 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on March 16, 2020 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details. Alternatively, if you are interested in chatting with a UBC MEL & MHLP representative over the phone, please complete the form below to book a phone consultation.

One on One Consultations - Ottawa

Venue to be confirmed
Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held in Ottawa on March 18, 2020, from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One-on-One Consultations: Ottawa

Novotel Ottawa, 33 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON
Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held Hotel Novotel Ottawa on March 18, 2020, from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One on One Consultations - Vancouver

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at the UBC Robson Square Campus on March 20 from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One-on-One Consultations: Vancouver

UBC Robson Square
Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at the UBC Robson Square Campus on March 20 from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

Geriatric Services Conference

Vancouver Convention Centre
Date: Friday, 27 March 2020
Time: 09:00 to 17:00
The Geriatric Services Conference provides an opportunity for health professionals, researchers and educators to come together from across and beyond the province to discuss the challenges associated with gerontology. This year’s theme is creating synergy, creating change. International leaders in Seniors Care speak to the challenges that exist within gerontology and the opportunities that are created through connection and collaboration. Further, the 17th annual conference will include workshops for attendees to engage with interactive topics. This year, Professor Brendan McCormack will be giving the opening plenary; he is Associate Director at the Centre for Person-centred Practice Research at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. The population of seniors in Canada is currently exceeding 6 million individuals and continues to grow. Opportunities for health care professionals within the Seniors Care industry in Canada have never been more evident. Visit us at the Geriatric Services Conference to learn where a Master of Health Leadership & Policy in Seniors Care can take your career.

One on One Consultations - Vancouver

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at the UBC Robson Square Campus in April (final date(s) to be confirmed) from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One on One Consultations - Toronto

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Monday, 11 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on May 11, 2020 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One on One Consultations - Calgary

Monogram Coffee – 420 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB
Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Monogram Coffee in Calgary in May 13 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.