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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.

2022 Capstone Conference: Featured Highlights

August 9, 2022

On July 11th and 12th, UBC Vantage College held their 8th annual Capstone Conference. The conference is an opportunity for students and UBC’s dual campuses, UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, to foster connection and demonstrate their work and proficiency. This annual academic event allows students...

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.

Universal design in field-focused experiential learning

November 18, 2021

The importance of experiential learning on student growth is well documented in STEM education literature. However, traditional perceptions of academic rigor suggest that students who are physically unable to study outside of the classroom are therefore unable to participate in field-focused...

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...

The accessibility of English as the universal language of science

June 7, 2021

A recent feature in the Life Sciences Institute features Dr. Sandra Zappa Hollman and Dr. Alfredo Ferreira. They both discuss the benefits and the drawbacks of having English as the language of Science, and provide some insight on what the institution needs to be thinking about as a whole....

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.

Suzie Lavallee appointed Academic Director, UBC Vantage College

May 6, 2020

We are delighted to announce that effective July 1, 2020, Dr. Suzie Lavallee will be appointed as the Academic Director of UBC Vantage College, for a three-year term.

Dr. Lavallee is Senior Instructor in the Department of Forestry and Conservation Sciences in the Faculty of Forestry,...

Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 26, 2020

For Vantage Program One students, or any UBC students, who are looking for counselling and self-help resources during this time.

Guest Talk by Visiting Scholar Dr. Simone Sarmento

September 30, 2019

Science without Borders (SwB) was an international student mobility program devised, implemented and funded by the Brazilian federal government between 2011 and 2017. Its main objective was to promote the internationalization of Brazilian science and technology by enhancing the qualifications of...

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