Peer Academic Support

Navigate your academic journey with peer-to-peer support from Arts Peer Advisors or Arts Peer Academic Coaches.


Arts Peer Advisors

After you’ve been admitted to UBC Arts, you’ll receive support from the Arts Peer Advisors who will help with the academic transition to UBC by sharing information on degree requirements, course selection, and the registration process.

Meet your Arts Peer Advisors


Arts Peer Academic Coaches

Discover more about yourself as a learner while improving your academic experience through one-on-one coaching conversations with upper-year Arts Peer Academic Coaches (APAC).

Our coaches are friendly, inclusive, and knowledgeable upper-year students who:

  • Know what it’s like to learn and study in UBC Arts
  • Share a common goal of seeing other students succeed
  • Are trained in self-regulated learning techniques to support student self-reflection and growth
  • Can provide you with strategies and resources to improve your academic experience

Drop-in coaching

Open to undergraduate students in all year levels

Coaching topics

  • Study strategies
  • Time management techniques
  • Ways to approach academic tasks
  • Campus involvement opportunities

Drop-in hours

12 – 2 p.m., Tuesdays
12 – 4 p.m., Wednesdays
12 – 5 p.m., Thursdays

Location

Meekison Arts Student Space, Buchanan D140

Mentorship programs

Connect with an upper-year Arts Peer Academic Coach (APAC) through the Aspire or Momentum program.

These free programs help you set and monitor your academic goals by meeting with a coach of your choice to discuss:

  • Study strategies
  • Time management techniques
  • Ways to approach academic tasks
  • Campus involvement opportunities

Aspire program

  • Open to first-year undergraduate students who are beginning their studies in Arts in September
  • Runs from September to December
  • Meet with an APAC three times throughout the first term

Register for the Aspire program 

Registration for the 2019 Aspire Program has now closed. If you would like to be paired with a coach, please contact sdarts.coop@ubc.ca.

  1. Register for the Aspire program between May and early September by submitting an online application. Spaces are limited. *Registration is now closed
  2. Once accepted, attend the launch event and network with other first-year students and meet the Arts Peer Academic Coaches.
  3. Submit preferences for a coach you would like to be paired with at the end of the launch event.
  4. Coordinate the first meeting with your coach through email within two weeks of the launch event.
  5. Meet with your coach three times throughout the term in the coaching corner in Buchanan D140.

Momentum program

  • Open to undergraduate students in all year levels in Arts
  • Runs from January to April
  • Meet with an APAC three times throughout the second term

Register for the Momentum program 

  1. Register for the Momentum program during second term by submitting an online application.
  2. Submit your preferences for a coach you would like to be paired with and times that work with your class schedule.
  3. Coordinate the first meeting with your coach through email within two weeks of your application.
  4. Meet with your coach three times throughout the term in the coaching corner in Buchanan D140.

Meet your Arts Peer Academic Coaches

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