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The Veteran Friendly Campus initiative at UBC will be administered by the new Institute for Veterans Education and Transition (IVET). IVET will carry on much of the work started by Dr. Marvin Westwood and the Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma (CGCT) who have long been pioneers in the fields of veterans’ transition and trauma counselling research and programming.
IVET will provide a point of entry to UBC for military-connected individuals transitioning from military service as they explore new academic and career opportunities. By providing counselling services, training, and educational opportunities, IVET can connect Veterans with resources and services to help ensure their success in the civilian world.
As part of UBC’s Veteran Friendly Campus Initiative, IVET is in the process of developing a Certificate in International Development & Human Security which would be offered starting fall 2021. Courses offered as part of the 1-year (part-time) certificate program will be focused on helping prepare students for work in the International Development field.
UBC VETERAN FRIENDLY CAMPUS
In the fall of 2019 President Santa J. Ono announced that the University of British Columbia (UBC) was committed to becoming a “veteran friendly” campus by the end of 2020. As part of this initiative the university will offer programs and services specially designed for veterans including:
A specialized admission process for Veterans, reservists, and currently serving members (military connected individuals).
Financial support options (VAC, Vocational Rehabilitation, UBC awards programs).
A Veteran Cohort, ensuring military connected individuals can participate in classes comprised of their peers.
Specialized professional development courses.
Social and recreational opportunities.
A new UBC Royal Canadian Legion Branch.
“IVET provides a point of entry to the University of British Columbia for veterans transitioning from military service who are looking to explore new academic and career opportunities.”
Tim Laidler, Executive Director
McKenzie Robinson, CD
McKenzie was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009/2010 and was part of a force protection platoon as a dismounted infantry and a driver. McKenzie currently serves both in the primary reserves and is enrolled at UBC taking on IVET projects and duties. McKenzie works in a liaison capacity in his role providing front line knowledge of current military members. This role enables the team to gain more personalized knowledge and connections with military students on campus.
SUCCESSFUL FORMATION OF ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH AT UBC
October 10, 2019
IMAGINE DAY VETERANS WELCOME BBQ
September 3, 2019
UBC PRESIDENT HOSTS VETERANS AND MINISTER OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
March 11, 2020
"SUPPORT VETERANS"EVENT AT WHITECAPS FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON
October 10, 2019