Undergraduate Student Resources
Your academic and career success are our main priorities. Here, you will find everything you need to help you succeed, including information about academic assistance.
The three course unions related to the biology department are networks of enthusiastic students in the field of biological sciences. Though each course union is unique, they are all committed to fostering a great academic experience through member engagement, events, advocacy, and increasing access to resources.
Microbiology Course Union
The Microbiology Course Union (MCU) is a student-built organization aiming to offer a wide range of services to students at UBC Okanagan who are interested in social events, midterm study sessions, office hours, and more.
Biology undergraduate awards
The biology department provides a $6,500 award to a third-year student majoring in biology or microbiology who has completed a minimum of 75 credits toward his or her degree, and has submitted a proposal for a summer research project with consent of a faculty supervisor in biology.
Faculty program advisors
Program advisors are faculty members who can help you with course selection, deciding on a major, ensuring you are meeting degree requirements, and even career advice. They serve as a valuable resource in helping you achieve your educational and career goals.
Undergraduate Student Forms
The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Most online fillable forms can be saved to your computer.
ACADEMIC ADVISING AND LEARNING SUPPORT
Get help with planning your program, study skills, exam preparation, tutoring, career planning, and more. Academic advisors are all about helping you succeed.
UBC OKANAGAN LIBRARY—WRITING AND RESEARCH
More than just books, the library offers research guides, style guides, tutorials, and workshops on writing and researching, as well as a specific librarian for each subject.
CAREERS AND WORK EXPERIENCE
The Department of Biology offers opportunities for undergraduate teaching assistants in the September, January and May terms. These opportunities help our undergraduates develop their teaching and mentoring skills while undertaking their studies.
Whether you’re looking to gain some work experience while you study, need to augment your finances, or are looking for a career after you’ve graduated, Career Services can help. Visit their website to get information on the Work Study employment program, Co-op program, labour market stats, resume building and interview skills, career fairs, volunteer opportunities, or to browse the UBC Okanagan job board.
UBC Okanagan offers a wide range of opportunities to learn and do research abroad through programs like Go Global, exchange and research abroad, and summer study at partner universities. If you’re looking for an opportunity to travel and learn, make sure you take advantage of these programs.
EVERYTHING ELSE—STUDENT SERVICES
Didn’t find what you were looking for above? Visit the Student Services website, where all of the information about the services offered to students is housed. In addition to the services already mentioned, you will find information on everything from courses, registration and exams to tuition, scholarships, housing and wellness.