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.
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.
Alireza Gazor (also known as Ali), moved from the capital city of Iran, Tehran, to join UBC’s Vantage One Science program. Now as he begins his final term in Vantage, he reflects on his growing interest in physics and appreciation for supportive faculty.
Youyou Li (also known as Yvette), moved from Hubei in central China to join the Vantage Applied Science program. Now in her second term at UBC, she’s the Vantage representative for UBC’s Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS), and has discovered a new love for skateboarding and sailing.
The first year at university can be overwhelming at times, but there are many ways to maintain your mental wellness. Here former Vantage student, Aya Hioki , reveals the most effective ways she deals with stress.
As a new Vantage Arts student, Excellence Award recipient, and already the first-year representative for UBC’s Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS), Maryo Wahba from Egypt is wasting no time in settling into university life. Here he discusses the importance of diversity and an international approach...