Thank you for joining UBC! You are now part of the vibrant community that makes UBC a global centre for research teaching and one of the top 20 public universities in the world.
Part of what makes UBC such a great place to work is our sense of community. Everyone at UBC is part of this vibrant community, working together to support learning, research and understanding.
During your first few months at UBC, you will experience this community first-hand. We want to help you settle into your new job and explore the UBC community in a positive way.
How to Use This Site
We’ve broken down the orientation process into three pieces:
- Before You Start: Things you need to do before your first day at work at UBC
- Your First Week: Your first day at UBC, and what you can expect during your first week.
- Your First Few Months: Becoming familiar with the UBC community in your first few months.
Some of the processes and resources are the same at both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. When the Vancouver campus and the Okanagan campus have different information, we will have the links available for both campuses.
This orientation is designed to complement your department’s orientation. We also encourage you to attend the University’s in-person Welcome to UBC event for either the Vancouver or Okanagan campuses.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered by this Online Orientation then contact Colin Hearne, Program Manager, Orientations & Onboarding, via email or by phone at 604.827.1876 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m). We want to hear from you!