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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.

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.

Vantage College Graduation Celebration

June 7, 2018

Faculty, staff and students gathered at Orchard Commons to celebrate graduation with past Vantage students!...

2017-2018 Principal's Breakfast/Luncheon

June 6, 2018

We celebrated our highest performing students during our annual Principal’s List Breakfast/Luncheon.

Vantage Student Check-in: Alireza Gazor on physics, star gazing, and faculty support

April 25, 2018

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.

Vantage Student Check-in: Youyou Li on engineering, sailing, and community involvement

February 21, 2018

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.

What to expect when progressing from Vantage One to second year at UBC

February 6, 2018

Wondering what it’s like to transition from Vantage College to Second Year at UBC? Former Vantage student, Aya Hioki , explains what changes you can expect, and what stays the same.

8 ways to deal with stress, from a former Vantage student

December 19, 2017

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.

Vantage Student Check-in: Maryo Wahba on diversity, diplomacy, and the perks of small classes

November 29, 2017

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...

Meet our new Vantage Peer Mentors

September 13, 2017

Introducing our 2017-2018 team of Vantage Peer Mentors, offering advice and support to Vantage One students throughout the academic year.

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