Student Leadership

One of the great things about being a university student is having the opportunity to experience new things, make lasting friendships, explore different perspectives and gain new skills – at the same time, learning more about who you are, what you value and what you want your future to be.

Whether you get involved in orientations, student government, outreach, committees, or other on-campus programs, there are tons of opportunities to become a stronger and more effective leader while making a positive impact on the lives of others at UBC and beyond.

Every year, UBC KIN recruits students to volunteer to be Senior Orientation Leaders and Orientation Leaders for Imagine UBC Day. These important roles help to welcome and orient new students to campus through fun group activities.

To learn more about these roles see the job descriptions and applications at UBC Student Services.

Check back here soon for upcoming deadlines to apply to be an Orientation Leader for Imagine Day!

Click here to read more about what it’s like to be an Orientation Leader.

Student Service and Leadership Recognition Awards

The School of Kinesiology holds an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the service and leadership contributions of undergraduate students to the School and to the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS) at the Student Service and Leadership Recognition Awards event. Qualifying students must have held a volunteer or paid role and met minimum service criteria over the past academic year.

The 2022-23 Awards

School of Kinesiology Positions

First Year Experience

Help shape the first-year experience for new-to-KIN students by being a friendly, approachable, and welcoming peer on campus that provides timely information, resources, connections, and peer support.

Check here for more information on available roles and how to apply.


Kin Outreach offers both paid and volunteers positions to develop and apply your skills and knowledge gained in the classroom. We provide unique experiential learning experiences to engage with diverse communities and individuals in a wide range of settings including recreation, physical literacy, sport, and fitness.

Ideal for students who bring a passion for physical activity, sharing knowledge and helping others, and want to meet and work with like-minded Kin students.

Research Experiences

Take a deeper dive into your studies by getting involved in a lab. Research experiences provides you with the opportunity to build a mentoring relationship with a faculty member, improve your problem solving and critical thinking skills, and demonstrate your commitment, reliability, and capacity for conducting independent work.

Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaches (KPAC)

Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaches are friendly, inclusive, and knowledgeable upper-year Kinesiology students who know what it’s like to study and learn in Kinesiology. Through one-on-one coaching conversations and the delivery of academic skills workshops, they aim to provide fellow Kinesiology students with strategies and resources to improve their academic experience.

Kinesiology Co-op Student Advisory Council (KCSAC)

Open to students enrolled in the Co-op Program, KCSAC members manage a diverse range of portfolios to help promote, orientate and integrate new and current students to the Program, as well as coordinate and facilitate on-going professional development opportunities for all KIN co-op students.

International Student Leadership

Vancouver Summer Program

Spend a month in July/August as a Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) leader by welcoming and building community for over 70 students from cooperating international universities. Available opportunities include VSP student volunteer and International Student Ambassador (UBC Work Learn paid position).

Learn more about the Vancouver Summer Program and check out our job page for paid opportunities.

Kinesiology Undergraduate Society

Gain valuable skills while building lasting friendships. Many positions to choose from including leadership, event planning, committee and more.

Visit for a full listing including hiring dates