UBC Kinesiology Orientation & Transition Guide


Welcome to UBC Kinesiology!

The Kinesiology Transition Program (KTP) is a program for all new-to-UBC Kinesiology students that runs through the first term of school. The program provides an opportunity for you to connect with peers, make friends, and find out how to access the resources and information for you to be successful at UBC Kinesiology and to make the most of your university experience. The KTP provides programming for new students to ensure a successful and supportive transition into the Kinesiology community.


Who is your Orientation Leader?

Every new-to-UBC Kinesiology student, whether entering first year or coming as a transfer student, is assigned to an Orientation Group with an Orientation Leader.  Your Orientation leader will e-mail you to introduce themselves in late August. Your Orientation Leader will be your guide to navigating through your first term – from Imagine Day to the end of December. They can help you find resources, let you know about awesome events around campus, or just hang out if you need a friend.

What kinds of questions can I ask my Orientation Leader?

  • Where can I get my textbooks?
  • Where are the best places to eat/study on campus?
  • Are there any free resources to help me prepare for exams?
  • How is university different from high school?
  • Where can I find involvement opportunities?
  • Where can I get help if I need it?
  • How do I find my favourite food truck on campus?
  • And many more!

How can I contact my Orientation Leader?

Your Orientation Leader will be available from the end of August until the first round of finals in December. You’ll receive an email from them in late August and you will meet them and your Orientation group on Imagine Day If you have not heard from your Orientation Leader by August 31st, 2016, please contact Joanna.Pedersen[at]ubc.ca


Tuesday September 6th, 2016 Imagine Day – On the first day of classes, campus is transformed and over 9000 new-to-UBC students (first year and transfer students) and over 1000 faculty, student, and staff volunteers come together to welcome you to your new academic community and celebrate the start of the school year.  Not to be missed!
Tuesday September 20th, 2016
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Let’s Get KINvolved – Join us to learn a little more about different opportunities to get involved in your first year! Get the chance to hear from UBC REC, Go Global, KUS, BodyWorks, Sisu Girls and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning about how you can volunteer/ work and benefit from these organizations. There will be sandwiches and snacks! We can’t wait to see you all there!
Tuesday September 27th, 2016
Lev Buckham Theatre Lounge in the Nest
KINnecting with Profs and TA’s – Meet your profs and TA’s in an informal setting, ask questions, find out their favourite foods, do they have a pet, how did they do during their undergraduate degree. Dispel the myths of the almighty profs behind the lectern.
October 17-21st, 2016 KINstructing Healthy Habits – stay tuned to social media for information on how to stay healthy during exams.  Watch out for prizes and games to help you eat well and stay active during this busy time.
Oct 31-Nov 4th, 2016 Thrive Week – Your Kinesiology Orientation Leaders will be bringing you information and special treats to help you stay grounded and looking after your mental health during the final stretch to the end of the semester.


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