Academic Support

Balancing Academics and Athletics

As a UBC Okanagan Heat student athlete, you have time commitments both inside the classroom as well with your respected sport, which makes managing your time key to your success. At UBC Okanagan there are many supports and resources in place to enhance your experience as a student athlete. 

Study Halls

Student athlete study halls are designed to provide a structured approach to studying. Student athletes who participate in study hall sessions are expected to come to study hall on time with all of the materials necessary for completing assignments and studying. The target group is first-year student athletes, however, study halls are open to all student athletes as a quiet and uninterrupted space. 


At UBC Okanagan, student athletes have the opportunity to take advantage of the many learning supports offered on campus. It is important for students to learn skills and strategies that will enhance their learning experience. Here are some examples of the services student athletes have access to:

  • Math/Science Centre
  • Supplemental Learning
  • Writing & Research Centre

For more information on the supports offered at UBC Okanagan, please visit Learning Supports

Academic Advisor

UBC Okanagan Heat student athletes are assigned an Academic Advisor that can assist students with the registration process and guide student athletes course planning for their degree at UBC Okanagan. The Academic Advisor for our Heat student athletes is Derek Como. Derek can be reached by email at or by phone at (250) 807-9239.

Derek Como

Derek Como

Heat Academic Advisor