For the 2019/2020 academic year, the Science Undergraduate Society is proud to support 20 departmental and 15 non-departmental clubs.
Not sure what club to join? Fill out our club quiz!
The Cognitive Systems Society is a student-run organization supporting students in the COGS program, and those with an interest in COGS-related fields such as neuroscience, artificial intelligence, human-computer interfaces, and robotics. We hold a wide range of fun events, including popular licensed events (such as the Welcome back BBQ, Robot-Themed Dance Parties, and Masters of Debate), and academic events (study sessions, Meet the Profs). We also have a lab space with a patio in the basement of the Friedman building if you ever want to study or just relax.
Volunteering for the CSS is a great way to meet fellow COGS students, contribute to UBC’s campus life, and learn valuable leadership skills. The student executive, which organizes events and promotes everything COGS, is elected every spring. You can also get involved through helping out with their events or dropping by weekly meetings which are open to all CSS members.
The UBC Physics Society is a club for people who study physics, enjoy physics, or just want somewhere to spend their time in good company. We offer review sessions and exam packages for first and second year physics courses, as well as hold a number of social events over the year. We also have a lounge on campus (when UBC reopens) with a quiet study space, fridge, microwave, vending machines, couches and a foosball table.
The Psychology Students’ Association (PSA) is a student-run organization that seeks to enhance the personal, professional and academic success of Arts and Science undergraduate students who are interested in psychology. With 200+ members annually, the PSA provides a variety of events and services over the academic year with the support of the Psychology Department. Some highlighted events include CV workshops, Meet Your Professor, Student/Faculty Socials, the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), and the Year End Gala.
Welcome to the Autism Associates Club! Here, we gather and pursue our learning about the field of autism spectrum disorder, along with the current research and events related to it! We learn through seminars and presentations enacted by each member (yes, you included!) but also medical students with current research topics in regards to ASD! In junction with organizations such as AutismBC and VASS, we plan events for the ASD community, so come join now!
A UBC science club aimed to diversify and expand Canada’s stem cell donor and blood donor registry for Canadian Blood Services. Our club actively guides undergraduates through the process of both donating blood and joining the national stem cell registry. We also reach out to those unable to aid in the more traditional routes of donation by raising awareness about the high demand for blood and stem cell products.
We are UBC students in diverse programs that want to do something proactive and worthwhile in the community!
There are a lot of misconceptions and stigma associated with liver disease. The cause is often perceived to be alcohol (which is only one cause from many), thus those affected are often blamed or misunderstood by the public. There are actually over 100 types of liver disease. One of the most important is hepatitis. There are 10x the amount of people affected by hepatitis than by AIDS or any cancer! Yet, there is a disproportionate amount of awareness compared to other health issues.
Join us and #LIVERight!
- Be at the forefront of making changes in your community!
- Start on your path to a future career in healthcare!
- Network with renowned doctors and representatives!
- Learn about current health issues!
- Gain opportunities in leadership and volunteering!
FoMSF is an official student support organization for MSF (Doctors Without Borders) and we operate independently of MSF. MSF is an international medical humanitarian non-profit organization that provides free healthcare in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases or natural disasters. FoMSF supports MSF by raising funds to contribute to MSF’s programs and administration and by raising awareness of the important work that MSF does around the world, through our events on UBC campus.
Established in January 27, 2003, we are a group of passionate student volunteers who endorse the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s message in both words and actions. We aim to foster research interest in cardiovascular and ischemic diseases; provide financial and volunteer support for heart- and stroke-related initiatives; and promote health and wellness within the university community.
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Our club strives to fortify and expand our connections with our local community by opening up volunteer and leadership positions for our members and collaborating with other UBC Clubs or local organizations. Be sure to always check our calendar for great volunteering opportunities! Our club hosts weekly meetings on campus from September-April, which include presentations from a variety of guest speakers and information several North American, Australian and European dental schools. We also provide information on both the Canadian and American Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), as well as practice questions to illustrate the format of the exam. If you miss a meeting, do not fret! Our members get weekly e-mails on meeting minutes, to make sure they are all caught up with our newest info!
Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS) is a 100% volunteer registered Canadian charity that began in 1995, to collect eyeglasses and distribute them to individuals in developing countries. Our club provides amazing volunteer opportunities within the greater Vancouver area, as well as overseas trips to developing countries, to help facilitate the collection and distribution of eyeglasses. Through joining our club, you’ll be able to work with eye surgeons, eye doctors, opticians, and like-minded peers!
UBC PATHS is a non-profit community-based club that focuses on raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease. We host innovative and creative initiatives and fundraisers throughout the year, have our own hospital volunteering program, and an annual neuroscience conference. UBC PATHS is also looking to broaden the scope of opportunities we can offer to our members. We want to ensure every member will gain valuable learning experiences and skills through their involvement.