Alumni Services and Benefits
An active and engaged alumni network benefits the University and enhances the value of your degree. The following services and benefits have been developed in recognition of the importance of alumni to the university community.
- Alumni Email Forwarding
- Financial Services
- Career Development Program
- Online Journals
- Event and Meeting Venues
- Free Online Job Posting
Alumni Card – A-Card
The alumni UBC A-Card, which is free for all UBC alumni, gives you access to discounts from several partners, as well as a host of UBC services and venues. For a full list of benefits and information on how to sign up please visit http://www.alumni.ubc.ca/services/acard/
The ACard is free of charge and can be picked up at UBC Alumni Affairs at Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Brock Hall, Wesbrook Welcome Centre, UBC Robson Square, alumniUBC Okanagan and the UBC Okanagan Library. The card does not expire.
Alumni Email Forwarding
Three Reasons You Need Emailing Forwarding:
- You need a more professional email address
- You don’t like the address issued to you by your internet service provider
- You are struggling with keeping your contacts up-to-date with changing email addresses
Let your virtual identity boast your UBC connection and simplify your online life by signing up for your free UBC Alumni e-mail forwarding address.
If you change jobs or internet service providers, you’ll never have to worry about losing email or having to tell all your contacts about an email address change. All messages sent to your @alumni.ubc.ca address will be forwarded to your current mailbox, the virtual equivalent of postal mail forwarding.
Once your new forwarding address is set up, just give out your @alumni.ubc.ca address instead of your work or home email address. Should you change employers or internet service providers, just revisit the registration page and change your forwarding destination.
Please note this is an email forwarding service and not an email storage account.
To sign-up, all you need is a Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account associated with your student record.
Already have a CWL or already registered for email forwarding?
As a member of The Alumni Association of the University of British Columbia, you can benefit from special privileges, such as preferred group rates, enhanced coverage and flexible limits with TD Canada.
Manulife Financial offers affordable protection for UBC alumni and their family. The Alumni Insurance Plan was designed to offer competitive rates and a wide range of coverage options.
Dreyer Group Mortgages is pleased to partner with alumni UBC to provide alumni, faculty, staff, and students of the University of British Columbia with an outstanding mortgage program offering not only the best mortgage rates, but also a credit to legal fees, free appraisals and more!
Career Development Program
The alumni UBC Career Development program is designed to provide advice, tips and resources in areas of career development to graduates for life after university.
Whether new to the working world or a mid-career professional, webinars, speaker series and professional development sessions will help to keep your workplace skills and social life in tip-top condition.
Did you know that alumni UBC offers online journal access for its alumni? Alumni have access to the EBSCO Academic Search and Business Source alumni editions that include more than 4,150 full-text journals from many of the top academic and business publishers worldwide.
We’re pleased to partner with the UBC Bookstore to offer alumni a discount on a variety of UBC-branded apparel, giftware and books. Use the discount code ALU18 for a 12% discount on several UBC-branded items at the UBC Bookstore.* You can use the code online or bring your A-Card and go in-store.
* Expires December 31, 2018. Exclusions apply. Discount not valid on textbooks, gift cards, medical books and instruments, graduation frames, Thunderbird merchandise, special orders, snacks, magazines, stamps, computer hardware and software.
Event and Meeting Venues
The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre is more than just a building. Dedicated to UBC’s alumni, it’s a campus home for life and offers the resources to support an ongoing and mutually beneficial relationship with the university.
Cecil Green Park House is a spectacular venue to host a wedding or special event in Vancouver. Situated on the northwest cliffs of the University of British Columbia, Cecil Green Park House is an elegant mansion boasting scenic views that spectacularly frame Vancouver. Elegant and traditional, yet fully modern and accessible, Cecil Green Park House offers a splendid, incomparable setting as a venue for both university-related occasions, alumni and the community.
Free Job Posting on CareersOnline
Starting July 1, 2016, employers will be able to post new opportunities on UBC CareersOnline for free! By posting jobs on CareersOnline, organizations can access more than 50,000 students and 14,000 alumni from the Vancouver and Okanagan UBC campuses to find their next superstar hires. Each job posting can be displayed for up to 30 days, and the CareersOnline system helps to track and store applications and provide easy re-posting of similar positions.