students are encouraged to read ECE's Graduate Applicant Handbook.
Students new to the Communications Group may obtain detailed
information on getting settled by visiting the website of the
Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Students Association (ECEGSA).
your arrival to our Department you should contact the graduate
secretary and let her know you are here. She'll provide you with some
preliminary information and a few forms you need to fill out in order
to gain access to our facilities, including: labs, office space, copy
room, building access, etc. In addition, a few other tasks will need to
be followed to get you started, such as getting your student/library
card, obtaining a parking permit (if applicable), etc.
our group, students are often admitted without having a supervisor. The
purpose of this is to give students a chance to meet with each of the
Group's professors and become familiar with their respective research
interests. After these interviews, both students and faculty are in a
better postition to define who would most likely best suit each other's
number of recommendations are usually made for graduate students moving
Along with your letter of acceptance, UBC usually sends via regular
mail a useful guide to assist out-of-town students in their planning
before their arrival. If you did not obtain such guide, visit UBC's
prospective students site to obtain more information.
on a number of factors, you might or might not be appointed a Research
Assistanship (RA) by your supervisor, and/or a Teaching Assistanship
(TA) by the Depertment. Teaching assistanships are usually appointed to
PhD and second-year masters students. Talk to the graduate secretary
upon your arrival for more information.