SYLLABUS PART 3: HELP (2018)

LAST UPDATED: 2018-08-31

(The second general-purpose appendix to any syllabus.)
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I (Dr O’Brien) am sharing some general useful resources below: openly-accessible freely-available information from the University. I use these resources a lot in the advising side of my work, you might also find them helpful, and they could also help you to help someone else. There are many people here at UBC who can help; even if it is “just” talking to someone with whom you feel comfortable and whom you trust, who will listen to you, that alone is already a vital service.

The same goes for any need to talk and to find support, whether something has happened to you or to someone you know, and also if nothing has happened but you worry that it might. Even if sometimes this seems like an overwhelmingly large university, and impersonal through its size and complexity: UBC is a compassionate caring community, made up of individual human beings.

QUICK NAVIGATION:

UBC FRENCH

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What shouldn’t I expect from my session?

  • We will NOT proofread papers or compositions for you.
  • We will NOT write last minute papers for you so please plan accordingly.

For further information, please view our Prezi:

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ACADEMIC ADVISING

Through talking with them about academic matters during your time here, you may have already formed relationships with individuals with whom you would consider talking about other matters.

Academic advising at the departmental level may be another set of people to talk to, and again as with advising at the Faculty or School level, this is not just about a narrow sense of immediately academic matters: for example, here are the Academic Advisers in French, Hispanic & Italian Studies; students regularly talk to us about many things, all of which (and pastoral care) form part of any individual’s whole well-being.

UBC FACULTY OF ARTS

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed weekends and statutory holidays.
Location: Buchanan D111, 1866 Main Mall
Phone: 604.822.4028 | Fax: 604.822.4923

Help With

Before Contacting Arts Advising

The answers to the majority of questions are found in these places.
Newly admitted students are also required to fill in the First-Year Planning Tool before their appointment.

Drop-in Advising
Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
+ New Virtual Line: 
Extended Hours: First two weeks of September and January (add/drop period), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Aug 28 – Sep 1: The virtual line opens at 12:45pm. Sep 5 – 19: The virtual line opens at 9:45am.
Rather than standing in line, you now join the queue from your phone or at the kiosk at the Arts Advising entrance. Text “UBC” to 604-229-4098 and follow the prompts. An approximate wait time will be given. The virtual line opens 15 min before drop-in hours and closes then the day’s appointment capacity is reached.

Email
Please include your student number
Domestic Students – arts.advisor@ubc.ca
International Students – arts.international@ubc.ca
Aboriginal Students – arts.aboriginal@ubc.ca

Facebook
Quick Question? Ask Arts Advising on Facebook. Arts Peer Advisors answer advising-related questions in visitor posts (Mon-Fri). Please do not post personal information.

Faculty of Arts grading guidelines

Any course marks and your final grade may be adjusted to comply with these guidelines. For a version of these guidelines used by FHIS, see: Grading Guidelines for Content-Based Courses (Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC)

IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS…

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folon-luneSTUDENT SUPPORT

IN IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY + YOUR AMS

Undergraduate residential advisers, and other student leaders who have had bystander & ally training

Neighbours, friends, and classmates

Faculty and other instructors (graduate-student teaching assistants, for example): you see us a lot, and we are here for you

AMS:

  • Speakeasy:
    Need to talk? Speakeasy provides free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for UBC people facing a wide variety of challenges.
    AMS Nest 1314
    (Soon moving to a more private and confidential space, 3rd floor of the Nest just past SASC)
    Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC):
    Education, support, and empowerment of people of all genders who are survivors of sexualized violence as well as their friends and family. Serving UBC students, staff, faculty, and people with a connection to the UBC campus through various resources and services.
    AMS Nest 3127
    Monday-Sunday (7 days a week) 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Resource groups: Colour Connected, Pride, Social Justice Centre, Student Environment Centre, Women’s Centre

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Through talking with them about academic matters during your time here, you may have already formed relationships with individuals with whom you would consider talking about other matters.

Academic advising at the departmental level may be another set of people to talk to, and again as with advising at the Faculty or School level, this is not just about a narrow sense of immediately academic matters: for example, here are the Academic Advisers in French, Hispanic & Italian Studies; students regularly talk to us about many things, all of which (and pastoral care) form part of any individual’s whole well-being.

STUDENT SUPPORT: LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER

CENTRE FOR ACCESSIBILITY

Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Drop-in appointments are available to students who are registered with Centre for Accessibility.
Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
You can make an appointment by phone or by coming into the Centre for Accessibility front desk in Brock Hall.

THE GREEN FOLDER


EARLY ALERT

AND HERE’S EVEN MORE UBC SUPPORT, SERVICES, RESOURCES …

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STRESS, ANXIETY, SLEEP, WELL-BEING, EXAM PREPARATION

UBC resources for stress-relief for students:

O’Brien personal recommendations on and near campus (all are free to access):

Broken links:

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SAFETY, ACCIDENTS, EMERGENCIES

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UBC POLICIES & PROCEDURES & RULES & REGULATIONS

A quick selection of some of the most important ones…

“I hereby accept and submit myself to the statutes, rules and regulations, and ordinances (including bylaws, codes, and policies) of The University of British Columbia, and of the faculty or faculties in which I am registered, and to any amendments thereto which may be made while I am a student of the University, and I promise to observe the same.”

[…] Students are required to inform themselves of the statutes, rules and regulations, and ordinances (including bylaws, codes, and policies) and to any amendments thereto applicable at the University. For policies and procedures issued by the Board of Governors, see the University of British Columbia Policy and Procedure Handbook or the Office of the University Counsel for the official text. For policies issued by the Vancouver Senate, see the Senate for up-to-date copies.

The University authorities do not assume responsibilities for others that naturally rest with adults themselves. This being so, the University relies on the good sense and on the home training of students for the preservation of good moral standards and for appropriate modes of behaviour […]

The University and University authorities are not obligated to enforce any statutes, rules, regulations, or ordinances (including bylaws, codes or policies) if discretionarily enforceable by law or made under its, or their, power or authority.

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