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Chinese med student going to UBC for an elective in November and December
Posted April 23rd, 2012 - 2:46 pm by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
Hi! I'm Guanying (Amy), a medical student in China. I'm going to UBC for a one-month elective in a hospital, perhaps VGH. I'm very excited about life in Vancouver. Yet I have little knowledge about this beautiful city. Is there any med students in UBC who can offer me more information about the hospitals? And I'd be very happy and grateful if anyone can tell me more about UBC and Vancouver!
I hope I can meet some wonderful friends there!

Posted April 25th, 2012 - 3:46 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Amy,

I am not a med student but a grad student at UBC. I am sure you will have a lovely time here. It's a beautiful campus and you will feel immediately at home.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask. I would try my best to answer them.


Posted April 28th, 2012 - 5:26 am by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
Hi Saurabh!

Thank you very much for the reply! Here's a small question. What's the weather like in November and December? Is it very cold?


Posted April 29th, 2012 - 2:42 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Amy,

Winters can be cold in Vancouver but not as cold as compare to other cities in Canada. I would say the temperature is generally around 3°C in November and around 0°C in December. Last year we had couple of days of snow too. However, one thing which anyone who has experienced Vancouver will tell you, is rain. It never stops raining here so come prepared for that :).

- Saurabh

Posted April 30th, 2012 - 2:09 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Amy, for someone not used to it, the dampness in Vancouver during the winter makes it feel much colder than it is - especially the first year. Bring lots of layers (sweaters, warm socks, etc) to combat that chill. You will love Vancouver!