Allow me to take this opportunity to welcome you and your student to the UBC community. I am proud to say that ours’ is a community that is built on mutual respect, where everyone is encouraged to look out for and support one another.
At UBC there are a number of people on campus who are dedicated to supporting your student’s wellbeing. In addition to the network they have in residence, a wide range of resources and services exist across campus that are designed to help your student be the best they can be while at UBC and beyond, from health services to career building, and everything in between.
But the success of your student during their time at UBC is also up to them, and the choices they make while they’re here. As part of their orientation, we ask all students to imagine the possibilities of what they can achieve while they’re at UBC. We tell them that their time at this university will be whatever they make it, that it’s up to them. And of course this is true, but they can’t do it without you.
You play a crucial role in supporting your student’s university experience. So I ask that you take the time to familiarize yourself with resources and opportunities available to your student by browsing students.ubc.ca. Be open to the possibilities and potential of your student. Above all, I ask that you encourage them to learn about and take full advantage of the opportunities that being at UBC offers – both on and off campus. In doing so, they will have a truly rich university experience.
With that, I would like to wish you and your student the very best for the exciting years ahead.