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2012 UBC Orientation - Introduction to campus resources

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  • 1. Introduction to Campus Resources Jenny Phelps Assistant Dean Faculty of Graduate Studies jenny.phelps@ubc.ca 604.822.2934
  • 2. Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate Students Campuswide Log-in (CWL) http://www.it.ubc.ca/cwl/homelink.shtml Student Service Centre https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/servlets/SR Faculty of Graduate Studies www.grad.ubc.ca
  • 3. The Graduate Student Society (GSS) http://www.gss.ubc.ca The UBC Graduate Student Society represents and advocates on behalf of all UBC Graduate Students to the University, the Government, and the public.We provide academic, professional, social, and recreationalservices to our members, and act as stewards of the Thea Koerner House Graduate Student Centre.
  • 4. Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate Students International Househttp://students.ubc.ca/international
  • 5. See International House for... Immigration & Work permitsThe most important documents:• Passport• Study permit• Entry visa (TRV) 5
  • 6. See International House for... Initial Health Insurance- Mandatory for all new international students at UBC- Automatic enrollment- Covers unexpected sickness/injury- Card emailed once you register for first classMore information: www.david-cummings.com/imed 6
  • 7. Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate Students UBC Rec (Intramurals and Recreational Sports) http://www.rec.ubc.ca/ The Birdcoop Fitness Centre http://www.birdcoop.ubc.ca/ UBC Aquatic Centre http://www.aquatics.ubc.ca AMS Campus Life Resources http://www.ams.ubc.ca/campus-life/ Grad Student Online Forum http://forum.grad.ubc.ca/
  • 8. Graduate Student Society Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate StudentsBeing Well: BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/msp AMS/GSS Insurance Plan http://www.ihaveaplan.ca/
  • 9. Student Health ServiceLocation: Main floor UBC HospitalHours: 8am-4pm Weekdays, except Wednesday, 8am-8pm http://www.students.ubc.ca/health/ Online appointment scheduling and results*After Hours Care: UBC Hospital Urgent Care Centre open until 10 pm
  • 10. Student Health Service• All UBC students are eligible for service• All general medical and health concerns – primary care and injury management – contraceptive and sexual health – immunizations for occupations and study – chronic disease management – dressings and wound care• Specialist care in psychiatry, dermatology, orthopaedics
  • 11. Counselling Services Brock Hall, Room 1040 Drop in 9:30 – 3:30 Weekdayshttp://www.students.ubc.ca/livewelllearnwell/counselling-services/ 604.822.3811
  • 12. Common life-management issues for Graduate Students• Managing relocation and transition to graduate program• Effectively managing multiple demands• Staying connected to family and community• Managing relationships, kids, parents• Addressing personal & professional identity issues• Clarifying career/life planning priorities and decisions
  • 13. Grad Students: Strategies Used to Cope with Stress and to Improve Mental HealthTalk with Friends & Family Time off to relax More exerciseMore regular sleep Break into steps Remind myself of my abilities Improve nutrition Meditate/pray Get professional advice 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Women Men
  • 14. Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate StudentsManaging Real Life Money management help http://www.students.ubc.ca/finance/get-started-from-here/ Access and Diversity http://www.students.ubc.ca/access/index.cfm Childcare Services http://www.childcare.ubc.ca/
  • 15. Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate StudentsMoving Forward UBC Bookstore www.bookstore.ubc.ca UBC Libraries http://www.library.ubc.ca/
  • 16. Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate StudentsMoving Forward Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology http://ctlt.ubc.ca/ Academic English Support Program http://www.cstudies.ubc.ca/aes/index.html Office of the Ombudsperson for Students http://www.ombudsoffice.ubc.ca
  • 17. Introduction to Campus Resources for Graduate StudentsMoving ForwardGraduate Pathways to Success (GPS) A Faculty of Graduate Studies program, to guide you through your graduate journey and help you with professional and personal development, career planning and leadership skillsGraduate Pathways to Success Program graduate.pathways@ubc.ca

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