It’s more than just a job!
Weâ€™re looking for passionate, dedicated, caring UBCO students of all ages to join our vibrant team in 2020/21.
Working in Residence Life is a valuable way to build important leadership skills, help other students succeed socially and academically, and earn income during the school year.
Residence Life staff inspire communities, plan events, lend an ear when needed, andâ€”most importantlyâ€”help create lifelong memories for residents and themselves.
â€śBeing an RA taught me how to show up and helped me strive to be a better version of myself.”Â â€“ Zainah
â€śAs an RA, I have made many lifelong friends, and had some amazing experiences on campus.â€ť â€“ Bradley
“It has definitely been the most rewarding job I have had as I feel like I am able to give support to residents and impact them in meaningful ways.” â€“ Kassie
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|Monday Dec. 7 2020||Applications open!|
|Jan. 12, 20 & Feb. 10, 2021||Attend an Information & Application Session. Sign up for an info session here|
|Monday Jan. 25, 2021||Last day to apply for returning applicants (Application is open until 11:59 pm)|
|Monday Feb. 22, 2021||Last day to apply for new applicants (Application is open until 11:59 pm)|
|March 2021 onward||Individual Interviews|
|August 2021||Mandatory two-week orientation|
As an RA, I have made many lifelong friends, and had some amazing experiences on campus.
Hi my name is Bradley, and I have been an RA for most of my time in University. I absolutely love my job. It has allowed me to become more confident in myself, and help build confidence in others. As an RA, I have made many lifelong friends, and had some amazing experiences on campus â€“ including designing and running an escape room with my residents in the Innovation and Technology LLC!
Senior RA, Kalamalka
Fourth-year undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Physics
It has definitely been the most rewarding job I have had as I feel like I am able to give support to residents and impact them in meaningful ways.
Hi, my name is Kassie and I am a second-year psychology student. I became an RA this year because I had heard so many incredible experiences from my RAâ€™s in the first year and from my older brother who has been an RA for 3 years. I wanted to be an RA so I could work with my brother, but also because I felt it would really help me develop my teamwork, social and time management skills. I enjoy the job as I am able to socialize with residents and staff and build awesome connections with most of the people I encounter. It has definitely been the most rewarding job I have had as I feel like I am able to give support to residents and impact them in meaningful ways. It is also really fun having such a close-knit team of coworkers who are amazing people and unconditional support systems. Working with Residence Life I have been able to become more involved in the UBC community and share awesome events with residents. I think the best part about being an RA is being able to share the information we know about campus and resources students may need. It can feel scary coming to university at first, but being an RA gives you the tools to help other students and make their transition easier and more welcoming. I would encourage anyone that is eager to be involved with school events, loves planning and enjoys socializing with others to become an RA.
Second-year undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Being an RA taught me how to show up and helped me strive to be a better version of myself
My UBCO experience shaped who I am, pushed me to grow every day, and helped me meet friends who have become family. After five years on this campus, it felt like the right next step to apply for the RA position. I wanted to thank this campus and give back to my community, which is why I chose to become an RA. Being an RA taught me how to show up and helped me strive to be a better version of myself. I’ve gotten so many opportunities and met some of the sweetest people through Residence Life. From leadership experience to organizing small + large scale events to contributing as an RA representative in various campus improvement committees and to be able to make a lasting positive impact on a resident’s life every day — this role helped me come full circle. Being a resident advisor has been such a rewarding experience. It truly helps you grow personally, academically, and professionally. It feels less like a job and more like a wholesome life experience — 11/10 would recommend!
Third-year undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Psychology
During COVID-19, building community and supporting students has become more important than ever. Residence Advisors work to ensure that students have opportunities to safely connect with one another.
Additionally, you will be required to attend Residence Life staff meetings every Monday evening.
Some RAs volunteer to stay on throughout the break in residence areas that remain open during the holidays.
Yes, graduate students are welcome to apply to be Residence Advisors.