Meet Joaquín Gutiérrez: Vantage One Science Alumni and Former Peer Mentor

August 16, 2022

Meet Joaquín Gutiérrez, a Vantage One Science Alumni from Toluca, Mexico. In this Student Profile interview, Joaquin discusses his experience at Vantage College, how he found a community within the program, and his time as a Vantage Peer Mentor.

Meet Tara Ubovic: 2021 Vantage College Excellence Award Winner

June 28, 2022

Meet Tara Ubovic, Vantage College Excellence Award Winner and current Vantage One Science student from Belgrade, Serbia.

English-language pathways to UBC - How Vantage One helped Maryo excel in his degree

June 15, 2021

By encouraging students to closely interact with their professors, Vantage engrained in me the value of attending office hours and actively participating in class. Now that I’m about to graduate in a few months, I can confidently say that those two habits helped me maintain a relatively high...

Meet Visal Saosuo: 2020 Vantage College Excellence Award Winner

February 3, 2021

Visal Saosuo is a Vantage One Engineering student and Excellence Award recipient. In this interview Visal details his aspirations of opening up his own research centre in his home country of Cambodia, as well as interest in pursuing Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science....

Meet Elisa Pan Huangi: 2020 Vantage College International Major Entrance Scholarship Winner

November 5, 2020

Elisa is a 2020 Vantage One Science program student and International Major Entrance Scholarship Winner. In this interview, Elisa, who is from Panama, details her experience receiving the award, her ambitions in exploring Engineering at UBC, and her passion for networking and building community...

Meet Makafui Hortense Amouzouvi: 2020 Vantage College Excellence Award Winner

October 22, 2020

Makafui Hortense Amouzouvi is a 2020 Vantage One Science program student and Excellence Award Winner. Makafui, who is from Lome, Togo, details her experience receiving the award, her ambitions in the program and at UBC, and her passion for inspiring girls into pursing careers in STEM fields.

Vantage Student Check-in: Maryam Begzada on overcoming adversity, and seeking out new experiences

August 12, 2020

Maryam Begzada moved to Canada from Faryab, Afghanistan in September 2019. As the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Vantage College Excellence Award, Maryam shares with us her experiences in overcoming adversity, advocating for women's rights and what she aspires to achieve in the future.

How a Vantage graduate made Vancouver her home

October 16, 2019

Abby Bu found pictures online depicting the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. Beautiful and welcoming, they were enough to convince her that she would love attending the university, even if there were multiple barriers to overcome, including her English language skills.

Growing academically and exploring her identity

July 25, 2019

Chemical and biological engineering student Alicia Cortez Romero remembers clearly what it felt like to leave her hometown of San Miguel in El Salvador to travel around the world to Vancouver and start studies at the University of British Columbia.

Coming to UBC with a heart full of excitement

July 10, 2019

Meet second-year student and peer mentor, Tsewang Diki!