Peer Programs

Give back to fellow students.

Peer Programs is a network of student teams that strive to improve the UBC student experience through programs and events in areas like academics, careers, and personal development. These teams are structured, advised, and supported by UBC staff. They offer a great opportunity to build your own skills and experience through training and program implementation while giving back to the campus community.

Apply for Peer Programs

Most 2015 positions have now closed their applications. Some positions remain open. See specific job descriptions for application closing dates. Positions listed on the application form without a specific closing date remain open until further notice.


Coaching Peer Programs provide individualized support in the form of a one-on-one strengths-based conversation with a fellow student, referrals to campus resources as appropriate, and co-creation of a plan of action.

Academic Success Coaches at the Canaccord Learning Commons

The Canaccord Learning Commons and the Sauder School of Business are dedicated to creating an enriching and successful student experience at UBC.

Career Peer Coaches

Career Peer Coaches focus on helping students understand and describe their competencies (knowledge, skills), interests, values, and personal characteristics.

Peer Academic Coaches

Peer Academic Coaches provide individualized support in the form of a one-on-one strengths-based conversation with a fellow student.

Science Peer Academic Coaches

The SPAC team is a group of about 30 students who are interested in supporting, enhancing, and developing the academic experiences of their peers and building a sense of community within the Faculty of Science.

Peer Wellness Coaches

Peer Wellness Coaches support students’ wellbeing and success through individualized coaching sessions on topics like stress management, time management, goal-setting, relationship-building, and work/study/life balance.

Peer Wellness Coaches - Graduate Peers

With a specific goal of reaching out to graduate students, Graduate Peer Wellness Coaches will support fellow graduate students in reaching their wellness goals using the UBC Coach Approach.

Service and educational events

Service and Educational Events Peer Programs share a common goal of supporting students in their experience at UBC. This can include helping students navigate academics, careers and personal wellbeing, through points of service or targeted educational events that reach particular groups of students who need support and guidance.

Arts Peer Advisors

Arts Peer Advisors are a dynamic group of student leaders who support the enhanced learning experiences of all students in the Faculty of Arts. This is a paid Work Learn part-time position.

Emergency Medical Aid Team

EMAT First Responders provide standby/on-call first aid coverage at student, staff/faculty and community events on the UBC Vancouver campus. Members must attend ongoing training and maintain certification.

SCI Team

SCI Team members support Science students through their professional and personal development by providing thoughtful and intentional interactions with their peers.

Sauder Transition Team

As a Sauder Transition Leader, your role will be to guide the new students and help them navigate through their academic, career and personal need.

Wellness Peers

Using a peer-to-peer approach, the Wellness Peers acknowledge and support individuals through health education, and support the community through health promotion.

Graduate Wellness Peers

With a specific goal of reaching out to graduate students, Graduate Wellness Peers will work at the Centre and as part of the program’s teams to offer wellbeing information and resources.

Social change

Social Change Peer Programs are for student leaders interested in personal, collaborative, and community engaged learning to gain greater self-knowledge and leadership competence towards sparking positive social and environmental change.

Equity Ambassadors

Social justice and dedication to promoting human rights and inclusivity for all students, staff, and faculty is the common goal for all Equity Ambassadors.

Reading Week Student Leader Program

Reading Week Student Leaders collaborate with diverse stakeholders to plan and implement community service learning projects over the reading week break.

Sustainability Ambassadors

The Sustainability Ambassadors Program leads and inspires the UBC community to learn more about sustainability and to embed sustainable principles and practices into everyday life.

Trek Student Leader Program

Trek Student Leaders provide peer-to-peer learning support for 100+ students in the Trek Program through program events and other learning activities.