ECPS Orientation 2017

ECPS Faculty and Staff are excited to welcome all new incoming graduate students into the department on Friday, September 8, 2017!

Orientation will conclude with a welcoming faculty/staff/student meet and greet BBQ.

Friday, September 8, 2017  |  2:00 – 6:30 p.m.


Library Orientation for Graduate Students


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Scarfe 1007

“Top Ten Ways We Can Help You Succeed”

Are you a new graduate student to UBC? Want to find articles, books, and journals? Come to this session to learn about the UBC Education Library, and UBC resources & services available to you, whether you’re in the library, at the office, or doing research from home. This introductory class provides an opportunity to learn about the catalogue, e-journals, indexes, subject guides, chat reference service and meet your Education librarians!


Program Area Orientation


3:15 – 4:15 p.m.


See rooms in next column

Welcome to your Program Area!

In this meeting, the goal is to get to know faculty members, areas of research, and each other, as well as learn about program guidelines, procedures, and courses, and where to locate additional information about your area. Please attend the orientation session for your program area:

Counselling Psychology (CNPS) – Scarfe 310 
Human Development, Learning & Culture (HDLC) – Scarfe 278 (Library Block) 
Measurement, Evaluation & Research Methods (MERM) – Scarfe 304C
School Psychology (SCPS) – Scarfe 304A
Special Education (SPED) – Scarfe 2415


ECPS Department Orientation


4:30 – 5:15 p.m.


2036 Main Mall, Chemistry Building, Room D300

Welcome to ECPS!

Find out how to effectively navigate your graduate school experiences, including an introduction to:

  • Department Administrators, Faculty and Staff, and Graduate Academic Assistants
  • Ideas for immersing yourself in the department culture(s) and engaging in collaboration(s)
  • Suggestions for following your curiosity and utilizing ongoing communication

You’ll find a version of these slides with requirements and regulations, funding opportunities, deadlines, student services and more at the bottom of this page. 


ECPS Welcome (Back) BBQ


5:30 – 6:30 p.m.


In front of the Scarfe Building on Main Mall


All students, both new and returning, are invited to join us for our annual ECPS Welcome (Back) BBQ, hosted by ECPS faculty. The BBQ will be held in front of the Scarfe Building between Scarfe 100 and the Scarfe Classroom Block. Burgers (both veggie and beef), hot dogs, and drinks will be provided and faculty members will contribute additional “potluck” food items.



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From B.C. Ferries Terminals


  • From the B.C. Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen, take bus #620 to Ladner Exchange and transfer to bus #601 Vancouver; take bus #601 Vancouver until Granville St. at Broadway, and transfer to either bus #17 UBC or #99 UBC (in peak hours, bus #601 may be scheduled as a direct route from the Tsawwassen Terminal to Downtown)

Horseshoe Bay

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By Car or Carpool / Vanpool

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By Other Transportation Options

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