Student Discounts for Remote Learning

As a result of UBC's response to COVID-19, UBC students transitioned to remote learning as of March 2020, with a greater dependency on technology in lieu of on-site instruction. UBC IT has facilitated a number of discount packages for students to support their learning activities. Working with existing vendors and with the help of Student Services and the respective UBC student associations, we are pleased to share the following efforts to secure lower cost technology options.

Please Note: To take advantage of these discounts, students must contact the vendors directly as shown. UBC IT is unable to provide additional support or coordination with vendors. Discounts are specific to each vendor and may be time-limited.

Come back soon for news on additional discounts!

Last updated: September 2020

Vendor and Service Discounts/perks What do students need to do?

Dell – Laptops and other hardware

https://www.dell.ca/uofbc

 

  • Laptops available direct from Dell in "good, better, best" configurations
  • Save from $400 - $1,000 on comparable laptop models from Dell.ca
  • General discount code also available to students
  • This will allow them to acquire other Dell products at a reduced price
  • Free shipping within North America
  • Students will need to create an account on the Dell website using their email address
  • Discounts are already pre-applied to the standard configurations
  • To access the general discount code, students should visit www.dell.ca/MPP and request a coupon using their UBC email address

Fido (Rogers)– Cellular Wireless, smart phones and data plans

  • $100 bill credit when student signs up for a wireless plan
  • Smartphones available with $0 down
  • Targeted at BC-based students

Microserve – Computers, monitors, webcams, headsets and more

https://techwarehouse.microserve.ca

  • 5% discount on all items: technology including laptops, desktops, monitors, etc.
  • Free shipping within Canada
  • Students will need to create an account on the Microserve website using their email address
  • Student will need to apply discount code UBC2020 when ordering

TELUS – Home Internet

https://www.telus.com/en/deals-and-bundles/back-to-school?cmp=aff_ubc_bts2020

  • $15 off/month of regularly-priced plans, for 12 months
  • Heavily discounted "low-income" plans available for qualifying families
  • Students can view plan details on TELUS website
  • Student discounts available only by phone - must call 1.866.323.1856
  • To find out more about low-income plans: email internetforgood@telus.com