Students at Imagine
January 4, 2018
3 mins read

It's your time to be a student leader

Whether you’re in your second semester or fifth year, it’s never too early or late to get involved on campus.

UBC offers a cornucopia of ways for students to get involved. Regardless of your experience or skillset, there’s a student leadership opportunity for you to make an impact on life on campus. Check out these ways you can influence the student experience at UBC!


Campus Tour Student Ambassadors

Be an official representative of UBC! This is your chance to share your knowledge of the ins and outs of the campus and life at UBC to students and families – and become an integral part of both international and domestic student recruitment.

Why apply

In this paid position, you’ll gain public speaking and group management skills along with the opportunity to make an impactful first impression on prospective students.

Who can apply

All undergraduate students, preferably with experience and familiarity with UBC campus life.

Time commitment

Up to 10 hours a week and bi-weekly team meetings on Thursdays.

Application deadline: January 10, 2018

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Collegia Advisors & Senior Advisors

As a commuter student, I can feel a bit disconnected from campus life. Luckily, UBC Collegia serves as a welcoming space for first-year commuters to relax, socialize, and build a home away from home.

Why apply

Be part of building and maintaining a community for first-year commuter students. In this paid position, you’ll gain mentorship opportunities, student leadership, and refined interpersonal skills!

Who can apply

Collegia Advisors

Second-year undergraduate students, who, preferably, have been/are a commuter student.

Senior Collegia Advisors

Students in second year or above, preferably with experience in student development and have been/are a commuter student.

Time commitment

Up to 10-15 hours a week for the 2018/19 academic year.

Application deadline: January 14, 2018

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Residence Advisors

Be an integral part of shaping the experiences of students living on campus. This challenging yet invaluable position won’t just enrich their experience – it will enrich yours too!

Why apply

Add a rewarding dimension to your university experience: inspire a community for students to thrive socially and academically and develop your leadership and interpersonal skills – all while earning a steady income.

Who can apply

All UBC students – no experience or history of living in residence required!

Time commitment

8-month contract (August 15 or 20, 2018 - April 29, 2019)

Application deadline: January 14, 2018

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Reading Week Projects 

Looking to make the most of your break? The Centre for Community Engaged Learning provides opportunities for UBC students to participate in themed community projects in elementary schools and non-profits over the Greater Vancouver Area during the February break.

Why apply

Choose from over 20 placements at a range of schools and nonprofits for the chance to build connections with community organizations and develop valuable skills.

Who can apply

All UBC students

Time commitment

Only 3 days out of your coveted break!

Application deadline: January 26, 2018

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Peer Programs

UBC provides a range of peer student supports and services – all made possible by students like you. Help out your peers as an Academic Success Coach, plan first-year events as a Vantage Peer Mentor, facilitate workshops as a Trek Student Leader, and more!

Why apply

Channel your inner ‘pupil-turned-master’ and build your leadership skills while improving the UBC student experience.

Who can apply

This will vary according to the range of faculty- or interest-specific positions.

Time commitment

Will vary by position. Most roles ask for 2-5 hours a week.

Application deadline: January 31, 2018

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Imagine UBC Orientation Leaders

I’m sure everyone remembers their first Imagine UBC experience. Now it’s your turn to welcome new students and make the most of their first day on campus.

Why apply

Be one of the first people to build and introduce an inclusive and engaging community for new students while developing your group facilitation and peer engagement skills.

Who can apply

All undergraduate UBC students can apply to be an Orientation Leader for their faculty or to be a Welcome Team Leader to support program logistics.

Time commitment

Will vary by faculty/program/school-specific positions.

Application deadline: February 4, 2018

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