Active Collaboration Trains Engineers to be Better Communicators and Leaders

June 12, 2019

Dr. Gabriel Potvin, Chair of the Engineering stream at Vantage College, believes that engineers have a crucial role to play in addressing global and humanitarian challenges, and has taken steps to ensure aspiring engineers develop the technical, leadership and communication skills necessary to...

Faculty Profile: Q+A with Jennifer Walsh Marr, Vantage College Arts Lecturer

March 26, 2019

We recently had the opportunity to hear from Jennifer Walsh Marr, Vantage College Arts Lecturer, Academic English Program, on her experiences and interests engaging with Indigenous content and perspectives with international students.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Neil Murray, Associate Professor, University of Warwick

March 26, 2019
Join us at Vantage Commons to for guest speaker, Dr Neil Murray. Open event, everybody welcome!

I could, so I should

January 25, 2019

In the Academic English Program (AEP) at Vantage College, we don’t have language text books, in no small part due to the fact that we’re using the theories of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and Genre and applying them to a Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. At...

Inspirations from the Annual BC TEAL Conference at UBC Vantage College

August 23, 2018

A recent article from the latest BC TEAL newsletter features work presented by Vantage faculty and staff.

Faculty in focus: Jennifer Lightfoot on diversifying feedback using multimodal feedback technology

May 29, 2018

Jennifer Lightfoot is an instructor at UBC Vantage College, teaching academic writing and adjunct language courses for Sociology. She touches on the challenges many instructors face providing in depth feedback to their students, and how using technology can alleviate this issue.

Faculty in focus: Katherine Lyon on the partnership between Vantage and Sociology

May 10, 2018

At Vantage since 2015, Katherine Lyon has focused on innovative learning opportunities in the field of Sociology.

Faculty in focus: Neil Leveridge on visualization to teach Academic English

February 14, 2018

As a lecturer in the Vantage College Academic English Program (AEP), Neil Leveridge discusses the power of visualization and virtual reality in teaching ESL students Chemistry.

Vantage faculty keynote speakers at the Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language

December 21, 2017

Dr. Sandra Zappa-Hollman, Director of the Academic English Program, and Dr. Alfredo Ferreira, AEP instructor, were recently featured keynote speakers at the second Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language, held at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China.

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