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Faculty in focus: Celina Berg on teaching Computer Science language to ESL students

December 21, 2017

UBC Vantage College's own Computer Science Tenure Track Instructor, Celina Berg, discusses the challenges of teaching the unique language of Computer Science to English Second Language students.

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...

Faculty in focus: Siobhán McPhee on experiential learning in Geography

November 8, 2017

Having relocated from Ireland to take up her position as a Geography Instructor at UBC Vantage College in Vancouver, Siobhán McPhee is crafting an experiential approach to teaching her students, and experimenting with geolocation-aware technology in the process.

Faculty in focus: Mike Murphy on using student lab reports to teach Academic English

October 25, 2017

Combining their expertise in teaching Academic English and Applied Science, Vantage College’s Mike Murphy and Gabriel Potvin have developed a unique approach to student lab reports, which improves both their language skills and understanding of engineering course content.

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.

2017 Vantage One Capstone Conference

July 19, 2017

That's a wrap! After 60 classroom presentations, 60 teams producing poster projects, and much well-deserved applause, we recap on the 2017 Vantage One Capstone Conference.

Vantage Student Check-in: Aizhan Myrzabekova on Scholarships, Political Science and Second Year

June 28, 2017

As the 2016-2017 recipient of Vantage One's prestigious Excellence Award, Aizhan Myrzabekova relocated from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia to join the Vantage Arts program. Here she discusses her growing interest in political science, the importance of participating in student activities, and how...

New student checklist

June 27, 2017

Applying to UBC's Vantage One program but unsure if you've completed everything? Read our ultimate student checklist, for a list of everything you need to do before arriving

Brett Gilley awarded UBC Killam Teaching Prize

June 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Vantage One's Earth and Ocean Sciences Instructor, Brett Gilley, has been awarded a 2016-2017 UBC Killam Teaching Prize.

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