Campus Supports & Resources

There are a number of non-academic campus supports and resources tailored specifically to enhance your journey at UBC. As you navigate your BKIN program, we understand the importance of having access to the right tools and assistance to thrive both inside and outside the classroom. The following section summarizes some of the most accessed resources on campus by BKIN students, and is intended to help you explore the myriad of support services available to you. Feel empowered to make the most of your time at UBC by connecting with the support you need to succeed.

Academic Concession

If you have been impacted by extenuating circumstances, such as an illness, accident, or family tragedy that interferes with your ability to engage in any of your courses, you may be eligible for Academic Concession. In all cases, your request should be made as early as reasonably possible to the Kinesiology Undergraduate Advising Centre. All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and the School reserves the right to deny a request based on patterns of repeated requests, the timeliness of an application, lack of supporting documentation, or evidence of non-engagement throughout the term. Please submit your request for Academic Concession using the online form below.

If you are requesting concessions in multiple courses, you will be required to submit a separate form for each course:

Centre for Accessibility

The Centre for Accessibility (CFA) assists students with documented disabilities and long-term medical conditions by offering accommodations and programs to ensure fair access to university experiences. If you’re uncertain about how your disability or medical condition might impact your studies or engagement at UBC, don’t hesitate to contact the CFA. Accessibility Advisors can address your concerns regarding housing, funding, or admission, and discuss personalized accommodations. Students that have already registered with the CFA for academic accommodations related to their existing condition should reach out to their assigned CFA Advisor during the term for assistance.

Health and Wellbeing

UBC Health & Wellness resources encompass a variety of support systems aimed at promoting student well-being. These include mental health resources, such as counseling services, crisis support, and mental health workshops. Additionally, services related to physical health resources, such as medical services, sexual health resources, and nutrition advice are available to all current students. Students can also find resources related to substance use, sleep health, and resources for Indigenous students’ health and wellness. This comprehensive hub is intended for any students seeking support and guidance to enhance their overall health and well-being during their time at UBC.

Indigenous Student Supports

Discover tailored resources designed specifically for Indigenous students at UBC. Explore the Indigenous Student Collegium, your inclusive community hub offering cultural programs and a supportive environment. Need academic assistance? Benefit from Indigenous-focused courses, research opportunities, and access to financial aid and scholarships just for Indigenous students. Stay connected with Indigenous student associations and events to cultivate a sense of belonging and community throughout your UBC journey. Prospective and current BKIN students are encouraged to reach out to our Indigenous Academic Advisor, Robert Busch ( for assistance in navigating these supports on campus.

International Student Supports

For international students in the BKIN program, navigating Visa, study permit, or work permit applications can be particularly daunting. That’s why it’s essential to connect with the International Student Advising office if you have any questions or concerns about these processes. International Student Advisors are available to provide tailored support to international students, addressing unique challenges such as understanding part-time or full-time work regulations, ensuring appropriate health insurance coverage, and easing the transition to life in Canada. Whether you’re seeking clarification on visa requirements or guidance on settling into a new country, the International Student Advising office is here to assist you every step of the way.

Career Centre

The UBC Career Centre provides a wide range of services to support students and alumni in their career development and job search endeavors. These services include personalized career advising sessions to explore career options, develop job search strategies, and refine application materials such as resumes and cover letters. The Centre also offers career workshops and events covering topics such as networking, interview preparation, and job search techniques. Additionally, students can access online resources such as job postings, employer directories, and career assessment tools through the Career Centre’s website. Furthermore, the Centre facilitates connections between students and employers through job fairs, recruitment events, and internship opportunities.

Enrolment Services

Looking to get a handle on your finances or develop a robust financial strategy? As a BKIN student, you’re automatically paired with your own Enrolment Services Advisor (ES Advisor) dedicated to supporting you through your financial journey. From exploring opportunities for scholarships, bursaries, awards, and student loans to understanding the ins and outs of tuition and fee payment options, your ES Advisor is your go-to resource. Whether you’re aiming to fund your education or simply make sense of UBC’s financial processes, your ES Advisor is available to provide personalized guidance and assistance every step of the way