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January 6, 2020
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It's your time to be a student leader

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

UBC offers many different 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 campus life 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 Thursday evenings.

Application deadline: January 9, 2020

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Collegia Advisors 

It can be easy to feel a bit disconnected from campus life if you're a commuter student. 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 and student leadership experience, and refine your interpersonal skills.

Who can apply

Students with second-year standing or higher in the 2020/21 academic year, preferably those with experience as a commuter student.

Time commitment

10 hours a week during the academic year.

Application deadline: January 12, 2020

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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 23, 2020 - April 30, 2021). 

Application deadline: January 15, 2020

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Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC)

Have an idea you want to showcase? MURC is a conference for UBC undergraduate students to present their research paper or project in front of their fellow UBC students, family, and friends. 

Why apply

Get feedback on your research from faculty and adjudicators while developing your presentation skills! 

Who can apply

Any undergraduate student who is:

  • Working on a research project or paper in class 
  • Participating in a faculty-supervised research project
  • Having a research idea supported by a faculty member
  • A mentee of the URO REX program
Time commitment

Will vary depending on the stage of research you're in.

Application deadline: January 19, 2020

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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, 2020

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Peer Programs

UBC provides a range of peer-based student supports and services—all made possible by students like you. Help out your peers as a Career Peer Coach, plan first-year events as a Vantage Peer Mentor, 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 30, 2020

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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 help them make the most of their first day on campus.

Why apply

Be one of the first people to welcome new students to UBC and help build an inclusive and engaging community for them, 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 13, 2020

Apply now