Back to School

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How to ease back-to-school stress for school-age kids

Heading back to school can be stressful for young people even when there’s no global pandemic to worry about, says Dr. Tyler Black, assistant clinical professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry.

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Students in Irving K Barber Learning Centre during 2020. Credit: Paul H. Joseph/UBC Brand & Marketing

UBC experts on back-to-school season

UBC experts are available to comment on various school-related topics.

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Dale Abbey (left) and Dylan Anderson (right) from UBC Okanagan changing the air filters in an air handler to Merv 13, on the roof of the Commons building. Photo: UBC

UBC’s HVAC teams are making sure we can breathe easy

Part two in a series recognizing faculty and staff who are supporting UBC’s transition back to campus. In this update, we showcase the efforts of our colleagues who are working on HVAC systems to ensure safe building ventilation on campus.

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Health and wellbeing a top priority as students return to campus

As UBC prepares to welcome students back to campus this September, the university is taking extra care to keep them safe and in good health.

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Transition plan for return to campus

Transition plan for return to campus

UBC is outlining its phased approach to support faculty and staff returning to campus in preparation for the 2021/22 Winter Session starting in September

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UBC doubles student fundraising target to help realize more student potential

UBC doubles student fundraising target to help realize more student potential

UBC has today announced the extension of its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, doubling the target to $200-million by 2022.

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UBC welcomes 7,000 new students; celebrates largest fund ever raised for students

UBC welcomes 7,000 new students; celebrates largest fund ever raised for students

On Tuesday, September 3, UBC will be welcoming 7,000 new students to the university. UBC will also be celebrating the fact it has hit its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students $100-million goal almost a year early.

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UBC experts on back-to-school season

UBC experts on back-to-school season

UBC experts are available to comment on various school-related topics as children and families begin another school year.

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Good sleep helps set kids up for success in school: UBC expert

With back to school just a few weeks away, parents are looking to get their children back into more regular sleep schedules to ensure they’re ready for the start of classes.

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“Go for it”, says UBC’s oldest student

“Go for it”, says UBC’s oldest student

Like many new first-year UBC students Bernadette Chong commutes to campus by bus, is worried about making it to classes on time and is nervous about exams.

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Students in residence

Move-in day for thousands of UBC students living in residence is September 5

New students moving into UBC residence will kick off their school year with a fumble-free handoff thanks to a small army of UBC staff and the Thunderbird Men’s Football team.

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Back-to-school jitters? Helpful tips to help your children ease into the classroom

Back-to-school jitters? Helpful tips to help your children ease into the classroom

The start of a new school year can be especially daunting for children who are starting kindergarten or high school.

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Hands off my Internet, Dad

Hands off my Internet, Dad

Along with notebooks and pencils, students are also increasingly packing smartphones and tablets in their school backpacks.

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UBC educates future teachers in mental health literacy

UBC educates future teachers in mental health literacy

UBC is improving mental health literacy among its teacher candidates, arming them with the knowledge and skills they need to act as an intervenor in the battle against teen mental illness.

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Why student chitchat can actually be a good thing

Why student chitchat can actually be a good thing

Talking in class is often frowned upon, but what if student chatter is actually beneficial?

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Five dos and don’ts for new students

Five dos and don’ts for new students

UBC instructor offers advice for success in the classroom.

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No simple answers to bullying

No simple answers to bullying

Schools need to take a more evolved approach to school safety, says a UBC expert.

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‘I belong to my community’

‘I belong to my community’

MasterCard Foundation Scholars from Africa hope to return home to make a difference

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Living the campus life

Living the campus life

More incoming students are choosing residence life, swayed by affordable accommodation and a better academic experience.

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Getting beyond frosh

Getting beyond frosh

A campus community begins the process of building new orientation traditions.

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