-Spark Overview-

Every student will feel a sense of belonging to the UBC Sauder community.
— Spark Mission Statement

what is spark?

In September, after your first week of class, the Spark will transform your first-year experience in ways you can’t even imagine. Join 500 incoming Sauder students for your very own orientation event across campus. Together, you’ll be able to meet new people, compete for the Spark cup, and make memories that will last you a lifetime. Whether you’re hanging out in Sauder or cheering down Main mall, you’ll find yourself amongst your peers for a high-energy weekend that will help you meet your classmates for first-year. This orientation event is all about you and will be the opportunity for you to find your Spark.


How does it work?

You will be placed into a team of similar course schedules, which allows you to meet with other students attending similar classes and will be very helpful for study groups later on (hint hint). Your team will be led by three senior UBC Sauder students in order to receive helpful advice on both the academic and social life within UBC Sauder. 

Throughout the weekend you will partake in many social activities alongside your teammates. Some of the activities that happen during the weekend are: games that encourage teamwork and communication, key-note speakers to energize and inspire you about your time at university, and an evening event where you can let loose and dance with your new friends. 

UBC's motto is Tuum Est which translates to It’s Yours. We invite you to take full ownership of your university experience and approach learning with passion and enthusiasm.