Hey UBC Sauder!

Do you want to help welcome new students to the UBC Sauder community? We're hiring students for Imagine Day and The Spark 2024!


We're looking for individuals who:

  • embody the UBC Sauder Spirit
  • are passionate about making sure every new student feels welcome in the UBC Sauder community
  • exemplify UBC Sauder’s core values of rigour, respect, and responsibility
  • know how to have responsible fun with a good sense of judgement
  • love being a UBC Sauder student!

What will orientations look like this year?

We are planning to deliver a fun orientation experience. Help welcome 600+ new-to-Sauder students this orientations through Imagine Day and The Spark!


Ignite: Virtual Pre-arrival Orientation (July 23, 2024)

On July 23rd, we are hosting a live virtual orientation called Ignite! This is a great opportunity to prepare for your arrival and to meet your classmates. We will introduce you to an academic advisor, current students, a professor, and to your class! This event is open to all new to UBC Sauder (first year and transfer) students.

We are hosting two sessions to accommodate different time zones:

  • Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30AM (PST)
  • Tuesday, July 23 at 6PM (PST

Register here 


Jump Start (August 27 to 30, 2024)

  • Register by June 27 via this link: you.ubc.ca/jump-start-vancouver
  • The above dates reflect the residence stream. The Collegia (commuter) stream will run August 30 – September 1, 2024)
  • For all newly admitted first-year students
  • Students will participate in group components to help them make friends and feel prepared to start their academic journey at UBC


Imagine UBC (Tuesday, September 3, 2024)

  • For all newly admitted first-year and transfer undergraduate students
  • Students will meet a faculty member and other new UBC Sauder students, be officially welcomed by the Dean, participate in a pep rally, and learn about involvement opportunities across campus


The Spark (September 6 and 7, 2024)

  • For all new-to-UBC students which includes students admitted to Year 1 and transfer students
  • We are planning for an in-person experience in which students will be in groups with others in their cohort, participating in fun games and small group activities.


Do I need to be an extrovert to be an OL or Spark Volunteer?
How are leader hiring decisions made?
What is the time commitment for these roles?
What if I'm already a Jumpstart Leader?
Can I hold all 3 positions?

Have a question?

If you have any questions, please contact the team at orientations@sauder.ubc.ca.

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