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August 22, 2017
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Get involved (again)

It’s not too late.

You may think you need to be in first year to join a club or your faculty’s undergraduate society, but that’s simply not true. There's still time to get involved on campus.

It starts with you.

I get it. You may feel slightly less excited as the years have gone by, or have a few more responsibilities these days, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of what UBC has to offer. I’m sure there’s at least one event that you wish you’d gone to last year, or a club you’ve always wanted to join but haven't yet.

I got involved with the Arts Undergraduate Society in my fourth year at UBC. Did I feel like it was too late for me? Sure, but I applied for a position anyway and I’m glad I made that choice. I made new friends and worked with a great group of people. I also felt more connected to - and got more out of - my faculty than ever before.

Two girls in CSIC

This year is your year.

Want to play that intramural sport you’ve been on the fence about? Just do it. Even if you don’t have a team, UBC Rec has a facebook group where you can post the number of people you need, or offer yourself as an individual to a team. It’s super easy, so there’s really no excuse.

Want to finally visit MOA? The Arts and Culture District has amazing museums and fantastic shows for you. And the best part is that they’re free or extremely low cost for students, so you can’t pull the “I have no money for that stuff” card. You won’t have this kind of access after you graduate, so make the most of it now.

MOA with people

Take another look.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in second year or sixth - there will be something at UBC you have yet to experience. Don’t leave UBC saying “I wish I had [insert regret].”

It’s time to get involved (again).