Event Opening ceremony of Jump Start, UBC’s orientation program for 1,500 new international and Aboriginal students
- UBC’s new President Arvind Gupta will make his first major address to students
- Students from 99 countries will be represented
- UBC’s first class of Vantage College students are taking part in Jump Start (see below)
Time/Date Friday, August 15, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sport Centre
6066 Thunderbird Blvd.
Jump Start is a two-week orientation program for new international and Aboriginal students designed to support their transition to UBC. Through social activities and workshops, students learn skills for succeeding in school. Jump Start also connects students with professors and peers so they can establish a support network. Regular meetings and activities continue throughout first year so students from different backgrounds can stay connected and get the help they need.
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