Academic

Voice Your Concerns

About Academic Advocacy

The CUS aims to ensure that the opinion of students is represented in any decision that would affect their BCom degree or academic journey at Sauder. In doing so, the CUS President, VP Academic, and Commerce Student Senator each hold one seat on the faculty’s academic caucus and voice student concerns by bringing serious issues up for discussion and voting on matters pertaining to academic changes.

It is very important for the CUS to be aware of student opinions with regard to their studies. As such, we strongly urge students to respond to annual surveys, submit grievances to our online submission box or reach out directly to the VP Academic with their concerns.

Academic Grievances: Online Submission Box

The Academic Grievances submission box allows students to bring academic-related issues directly to the CUS and seek help through the assistance of the VP Academic. By analyzing submissions made in this box, the VP Academic and the Academic Committee are able to gain insight into student hardships within the current system and advocate for change.

The information provided in all submissions will be kept confidential, however with the exception of certain staff at the UGO and Dean’s office who may be consulted while attempting to solve the issue. The writer of the submission may also be contacted for a follow-up chat regarding their grievance.
Submit your academic grievances here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbAHemyVedSiWiu6SmjAjbY1WRgEY9GgNBskdalSjzU18WBA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Request a Meeting With VPA

Are you feeling lost with where you’re going with your academics? Are you seeking peer advice with regards to courses, specializations or study resources? Or maybe you’re curious about the CUS and wondering how to get involved?

If so, request a meeting with your VP Academic!
The CUS VP Academic is well versed in both the educative and community involvement sides of Sauder and can offer a balanced perspective on any topic of query. Simply send an email titled “VPA Meeting Request - Student Name - Topic of Inquiry ” to vpacademic@cus.ca and they will get back to you as soon as they can with some meeting options!

Learning Success

Are you feeling lost with where you’re going with your academics? Are you seeking peer advice with regards to courses, specializations or study resources? Or maybe you’re curious about the CUS and wondering how to get involved?

Study Spaces

If you are looking for a general study space around campus, go to https://learningspaces.ubc.ca/

View Libraries (Group and Silent Study Spaces) at https://services.library.ubc.ca/facilities/group-silent-study-space/
View Casual and Social Study Spaces at https://learningspaces.ubc.ca/find-space/informal-learning-spaces

Peer Tutoring Services

CMP Connect: Academic Mentorship

CMP Connect is CMP's brand new initiative that aims to bridge the gap between upper-year students wanting to give back to the Sauder community and younger students who may benefit from extra support as they begin to navigate through their university experience.

How does it work?

  1. Go to the CMP Connect portal
  2. Browse through the mentor profiles.
  3. Submit a request for advice, study notes and other academic resources (resources will be shared at the mentor’s discretion) along with your email address.
  4. Only the CMP team and the requested mentor will have access to your questions and will aim to get back to you within a week via email.
Interested in becoming a Mentor? Send your resume and a short statement of interest to cmp@cus.ca!

External Resources

Offered through the Vancouver Public Library (VPL), LinkedIn Learning is a platform that offers various video courses in business, computer technology, software, and creative skills, all conducted by experts in their fields. Build your skills or learn more about your areas of interest.

A LinkedIn account is not required; You are able to just use your VPL card number and PIN!

If you do not have a library card, you can obtain one by signing up at https://www.vpl.ca/librarycard

CaseCoach is an online tool job-seeking students can use to help prepare for applications and case interviews in various industries. Access CaseCoach’s Resume Course and comprehensive Interview Prep Course to enhance your probability of landing an offer. Best of all, it’s free for Sauder students!

With case coach, you get access to 26 video lectures, 16 interview videos featuring real candidates, unlimited case practice and extensive prep material.

To access case coach, contact a Bcom Career Manager or your Co-op Manager, and they will submit a request on your behalf. Once submitted, you will receive an email with a link to set up your account.

Access List of Bcom Career Managers:
https://mybcom.sauder.ubc.ca/career-experience/career-coaching/bcom-career-managers

WriteAway is an online writing support service that connects undergraduate students with an online tutor who will read over papers and written assignments. Students will receive feedback geared towards Sauder’s school system, as well as tips that will help with improving their writing and summarizing skills.

Services for assignment submission feedback, questions about writing, and online chatting with a librarian are all made available here.

Citation Resources

Not sure how to use APA citation for your assignments? Below are a few resources that will guide you!
https://www.unlockingresearch.com/citation-styles/apa-in-text-citations/
https://learningcommons.ubc.ca/resource-guides/cite-sources/

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