Living Learning Communities


Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are a unique opportunity to live in a close-knit community with peers who share similar interests and values. Plus, each LLC is supported by its very own faculty or staff member who provides tailored extra-curricular programs and educational opportunities.

Application for the winter session 2019-2020 is now closed.

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Learn more about the nine LLCs at UBC’s Okanagan campus:

Expressive Arts LLC
Establish outlets for expression through performance or visual arts. Opportunities in the Performing Arts LLC include music and dance, painting, writing, poetry readings, and art expos. All interested residents are welcome to apply, regardless of experience in the art industry.
Indigenous LLC
The dimensions of who we are, history, genealogy, and culture inform the deeper roots of our identity. A sense of community, the concept of place and connection to place, will form the basis of this Indigenous Living Learning Community through the spirit of mutual engagement, respect, trust and ceremony. This is an enriching, intercultural living environment that is co-supportive for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Residents have opportunities to connect with the Okanagan people by participating in Salmon Feasts, learning from Elders and attending traditional Indigenous celebrations.
Outdoor and Adventure LLC

Do you love to get outdoors and into nature? Have you always wanted to, but haven’t had the chance? This LLC is a great way to connect with students who have the same passion and interest for outdoor adventures. Take a hike, go camping, learn useful outdoors skills, and more! But most of all, get out into the distinct natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Plus you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn more about environmental advocacy. No previous outdoors experience required!

International and Global Leadership LLC
The International and Global Leadership LLC is a place where cultural diversity is apparent, discussed and celebrated. The community was created to promote understanding of the increasingly distinct cultures at UBC. International students and domestic students alike spend the academic year learning about diversity, world issues and each other. It is an opportunity for the students who make up the community to explore new cultures and build an understanding of the complex issues facing the world today.
Healthy Living LLC
Every student has heard of “the freshman 15” and the rigors of balancing a highly independent lifestyle. The Healthy Living LLC is an opportunity for students to become involved in a community that is active, engaged and focused on personal development. Through wellness-based activities, campus partnerships and community involvement, students will take on an active role in enhancing their wellness in a dynamic environment supported by a Residence Advisor who has a strong background in the field.
Leadership and Civic Engagement LLC
The Leadership and Civic Engagement LLC applies a student centered approach for residents to develop their leadership skills while learning to understand others, and promoting social change. Guided by an experienced Residence Advisor, members of this community, along with campus partners, seek to provide an open, honest and sensitive environment to examine attitudes, prejudices, and actions that exist within all communities. This is a community where opinions are openly discussed and where there is potential to realize real social change.
Sustainable Leadership LLC
This living learning community can explore aspects of economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Students will focus on raising awareness of the term “sustainability” as well as local and global environmental processes and concerns by creating conversation about the world that we live in. Students will develop and implement programming and action plans that promote sustainable habits in our day-to-day lives. This is an LLC that can learn together, share their knowledge with peers, and make an impact in their community.
Innovation and Technology LLC
This LLC provides an opportunity for students to collaborate and develop their interests in the realms of entrepreneurship, problem solving, technology, and innovative thought. Participants will develop a unique vision and climate for their living and learning experience through encompassing inventive idea generation, advancements in technology, and intentional partnerships. Students will get opportunities for networking, programming, and relationship building with campus and community technology and innovation hubs.
Studying There and Back Again LLC

The Studying There and Back Again Community provides an opportunity for students studying abroad to mingle with like-minded domestic students who are hoping to study in another country during their university experience. Together, these students will create joint experiences and memories that will enhance their global endeavours. This LLC is open to all students – domestic, international, exchange, and returning from Go Global who have a passion for global pursuits and international wayfaring.

Please note that the residence area that you are assigned to is determined based on your LLC.