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Your first days at UBC

Welcome to UBC, one of the world's top universities and one of Canada's top employers. We're here to support you as you settle into your new role at UBC.

The essentials to get started

Below are some guidelines to help you get oriented to your new role. Your manager or local administrator may offer a more customized plan that will be relevant to you, your role, and your work arrangement. 

Your UBC employee orientation hub

This UBC employee orientation hub is a self-directed resource and learning space to assist new faculty and staff in navigating UBC. Regardless of your specific role, this resource hub is designed to support you during your first couple months at UBC.

New to UBC Vancouver Resource Hub      New to UBC Okanagan Resource Hub

Questions? If you have questions or need help in your first days and weeks at UBC, contact Sara Sawatzky at workplace.orientations@ubc.ca

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