Peer Programs

Peer Programs

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 and offer a great opportunity to build your own skills and experience through training and program implementation while giving back to the campus community.

Coaching

Coaching Peer Programs provide individualized support in the form of a one-on-one strengths-based conversation with a fellow student, and includes referrals to a variety of campus resources as appropriate. Over the course of the conversation, a coach ensures that the student they are speaking with is heard, and co-creates a plan of action with the student.

Academic Success Coaches at the Canaccord Learning Commons

This team of peer coaches helps to support Sauder students to reach their full academic potential. They provide individualized support in the form of a one-on-one strengths-based conversation with a fellow student, include referrals to a variety of campus resources as appropriate, and co-create a plan of action with the student. Learn more.

Career Peer Coaches

Career Peer Coaches provide individualized career and personal developement support in the form of a one-on-one strengths-based conversation with a fellow student. They focus on helping students understand and describe their competencies (knowledge, skills), interests, values, and personal characteristics. They also continuously learn about themselves, their communities through volunteer, work, or enriched educational experiences, and what they bring to the world. Learn more.

Peer Academic Coaches

Peer Academic Coaches help support students to reach their full academic potential. They provide individualized support in the form of a one-on-one strengths-based conversation with a fellow student, include referrals to a variety of campus resources as appropriate, and co-create a plan of action with the student. Learn more.

Peer Wellness Coaches

Peer Wellness Coaches believe in supporting students with their wellness goals. They 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. Learn more.

Science Peer Academic Coaches

Coaching programs provide individualized support in the form of a one-on-one strengths-based conversation with a fellow student, and includes referrals to a variety of campus resources as appropriate. Over the course of the conversation, a coach ensures that the student they are speaking with is heard, and co-creates a plan of action with the student. the SPAC team is a group of about 30 students who are itnerested in supporting, enhancing, and developing the academic experiences of their peers and building a sense of community within the Faculty of Science. Learn more.

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. The program emphasizes a student-driven, peer advising approach through one-on-one interactions at the Front Desk and through strategic management of online communications. This is a unique opportunity to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, to gain meaningful work experience, and be actively involved in a variety of campus activities as a student leader. Learn more.

Emergency Medical Aid Team

The Emergency Medical Aid Team is a key component of wellness education and outreach at UBC Student Health Service. EMAT First Responders provide standby/on-call first aid coverage at student, staff/faculty and community events on the UBC Vancouver campus. Learn more.

SCI Team

The SCI Team Peer Program approaches student success from a developmental perspective. They support Science students through their professional and personal development by providing thoughtful and intentional interactions with their peers. These interactions benefit new-to-campus, current, and graduating students as well as the peers themselves. Through SCI team, students will gain skills, feel a personal connection to UBC, and engage in new and interesting leadership and learning opportunities. Learn more.

Wellness Peers

Wellness Peers play a key role in the wellness outreach of UBC Student Health Service. Using a peer-to-peer approach, the Wellness Peers volunteer with the Wellness Centre Coordinator and other professional staff to contribute to the larger university priorities around enhancing campus wellbeing. They also acknowledge and support individuals through health education, and support the community through health promotion. Learn more.

Sauder Transition Team

The first year experience for a student can be exciting, challenging and overwhelming all at the same time! 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. Learn more.

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

The Equity Ambassador Program is part of the Social Change category of Peer Programs. This category is for student leaders interested in personal, collaborative, and community engaged learning to gain greater self-knowledge and leadership competence towards sparking positive and environmental change. Social justice and dedication to promoting human rights and inclusivity for all students, staff, and faculty is the common goal for all Equity Ambassadors. Learn more.

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. Their work directly benefits local communities and facilitates meaningful learning experiences for UBC students. Learn more.

Sustainability Ambassadors

The Sustainability Ambassadors Program is committed to leading and inspiring the UBC community to learn more about sustainability, and to explore how sustainability principles and practices can be embedded into their own lives to effect positive and lasting changes. Learn more.

Trek Student Leader Program

Trek Student Leaders work closely with program staff and community partners to facilitate student learning and community building within the Trek Program - supporting Trek students to develop deeper self-awareness, citizenship, and critical thinking. Trek Student Leaders provide peer-to-peer learning support for 100+ students in the Trek Program through program events and other learning activities. Learn more.