Student Resources on Campus
Student Services maintains a List of Services available to students. Their services include help for student having personal (emotional or medical) difficulties and thus having problems with schoolwork. Anytime you are having difficulties, you are advised to contact the Access & Diversity Office, Student Counselling, the Disability Resource Centre or a physician at Student Health, depending on the nature of the situation. It is best to meet with an advisor at the Science Information Centre when problems arise rather than waiting until academic progress worsens.
Summer Employment Resources
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Limited summer research positions are offered to undergraduate students through Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA). Directed Studies (MICB 448) is an unpaid research opportunity available to undergraduate students in the Majors or Honours program. In general, you should anticipate that a directed studies course will require about 10-15 hours per week. If you intend to do a directed studies project, contact the Undergraduate Advisor for permission. For all research positions, please browse our Faculty Listings, which includes areas of research for our faculty and associate members. Contact any faculty members directly with whom you would like to work and to see if there is research space available in their lab. There is no central list of faculty members who are looking for summer students or directed studies students.
Please make arrangements well in advance of your proposed start date; for summer positions, begin looking in January. Students cannot be guaranteed space in a research lab or on a research project as there are more students seeking research experience than space available.
Other Departments that might have opportunities include:
- Faculty of Medicine: matched and unmatched summer research projects for UBC students
- Science Office: listing of student employment opportunities, both on- and off-campus
- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: list of employment opportunities within the department
General Employment Resources
- Career Services: UBC centre which offers job postings (on- and off-campus), workshops, and individual consultations for both current UBC students and UBC alumni.
- National Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC): Fellowships in Canadian Government Labs; Graduate Scholarships; Summer Research Scholarships
- National Graduate Registry (NGR): Science Collaborative Research Internships; Registration for recent graduates
- National Research Council (NRC): Summer Employment Program; Internships; Job Listings; Scholarships