Get Involved: Undergraduates

There are lots of different ways for students to get involved with SALSA! Here are some:

  • SALSA Organizing Teams
  • Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference Committee
  • Peer Tutor
  • Camp Leader
  • UBC Linguistics Alumni List

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Join a SALSA organizing Team!

SALSA needs dedicated leaders to run all the great events and programs each year, so consider taking on a position on one of our teams and have a say in club decisions!

  • Executive Team
    • Main SALSA planning team with specialized roles
    • Voted in by members of SALSA
    • Requires a larger time commitment
  • Events Team
    • Work together with Events Coordinator to plan, advertise, and run social events like Wine & Cheese and Grad BBQ
  • Projects Team
    • Work together with Project Managers to plan, advertise and run various projects like Peer Tutoring and the Summer Camp.

Application details come out in January, and voting takes place in early March.

Contact ubc.salsa@gmail.com for any questions.


Join the planning committee for the Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference!

The LSURC Committee is a great experience where you help to organize a research conference from scratch and see it come to life! Positions include Conference, Program, Logistics and HR chairs and planning starts around February.

Volunteers are also needed for set up, registration and facilitation the day the conferences.

Contact us at ubc.lsurc@gmail.com if you would like to help out!

More info about the conference at: https://ubcsalsa.wordpress.com/lsurc/


Become a Peer Tutor!

You can help out your fellow students by tutoring for Linguistics courses.

We are currently looking for students to tutor for the upcoming year. If you received a grade of 85% or above in LING 200, 201, 300, 311 or 313, you are eligible to tutor for that course. This is a great opportunity for students to develop their leadership and facilitation skills while also getting the opportunity to meet more students in the faculty. At the end of the semester, tutors will receive a certificate from SALSA and a letter of commendation from a member of the Linguistics Department.

Send an email to ubc.salsa.peertutoring@gmail.com if you’re interested! We always welcome new tutors.

More information here: https://ubcsalsa.wordpress.com/peer-tutoring/


Become a Summer Camp Leader!

If you like kids and language, the Fun with English Language Summer Camp is for you!

SALSA offers both job and volunteer opportunities to students allowing them to plan and run the weekly camp each summer in July and August. The hiring and recruitment process usually happens around February, so keep your eye out for that!

Check out more information here: https://ubcsalsa.wordpress.com/summer-camp/


Sign up to the UBC Linguistics Alumni List!

If you’re currently studying under the Department of Linguistics, you can join our Alumni List to keep in touch after you have graduated.

SALSA and the Department of Linguistics hope that through this list, we can continue to maintain connections and build a stronger linguistics community even after students have finished their undergraduate degrees. You will be able to find out what is happening at UBC Linguistics and continue to stay involved with the university and our club. You will also be invited to connect with future undergraduate students and share your experiences through SALSA’s networking events, speaker panels and more!

To join, simply fill in this quick 2-minute UBC Linguistics Alumni List sign-up form!

If at any time you’d like to leave our list, just email us at ubc.salsa@gmail.com to let us know and we will remove your information.