From automatic to intentional: Uncovering your personal philosophy of advising

So often when we are working with students we are deeply engaged in the moment, the interaction, and most centrally, the issue. Whether or not we fully acknowledge it, advisors often hold a personal set of beliefs, values, and experiences that colour the way we interpret our interactions with students. When we take the time to intentionally identify our personal philosophy, and consider theoretical principles, we are better able to further our student’s learning and development.


As a follow up to the UBC Advising Conference in February, the Vice President Students Office is re-running 4 of the concurrent sessions from the conference. These sessions will be attended by UBC Staff and Faculty from across campus who play an advising role in their work with students. This will include academic, career, disability, international, residence, study abroad, and enrollment advisors.

For information about and to register for the following sessions, please visit this website.

  • June 3, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Personal Philosophy of Advising)
  • June 10, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Advising and the Art of Career Conversations)
  • June 17, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Integrating reflection into our Advising practice)