There are four residences on campus designed to house grad students: Fairview Crescent, Thunderbird, Marine Drive Residence, and Acadia Park. Places are given out on a first come, first served basis so apply early at vancouver.housing.ubc.ca
There are three grad student residences on campus run independently of UBC Housing.
Off Campus Housing
There are several resources are available to help find housing off campus:
- Review UBC's Living Off Campus website
- Ask your Graduate Program Manager or your supervisor to send a notice out to the current grads asking if anyone has a room to rent.
- Housing boards and notices around campus – Grad Student Centre, SUB, at the bus loop, department notice boards, etc.
All graduate students will need to get a UBC email account for UBC related communications. This is the email we will use for our departmental mailing lists. Using your UBC email is especially important when you conduct any UBC related business (eg. TA contacting students) as work emails contain personal information, such as information about students.
To get a UBC Zoology email, contact the Zoology Computing Unit (ZCU) – firstname.lastname@example.org. The ZCU team will need your CWL user name, student number, and supervisor’s name to set up your email address.
There is also the UBC Student Email service that offers eligible students with a mailbox hosted in Canada that they can retain after graduation.
You are required to complete certain mandatory training courses as part of your UBC employment. Once your appointment is processed, Workday (our HR/Finance system) will also prompt you to take these courses. They should be linked via your CWL but we’ve had problems with them showing up correctly in Workday so please send a copy of your certificates to our Administrative Support, Chunwei Huang (email@example.com) for record keeping and always keep a copy of your completed training certificate (usually a PDF) as well.
Please talk to your supervisor as well about any further safety training that you need. Certain TAships may also require additional training (please check with the instructor).