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

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 much she has grown in one year.

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Brett Gilley awarded UBC Killam Teaching Prize


We are pleased to announce that Brett Gilley has been awarded a 2016-2017 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Brett will receive his award at the graduation ceremonies this spring. On behalf of all of us at UBC Vantage College, congratulations Brett!

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Vantage Reunion 2017

Last night we held the first ever Vantage One Reunion for former and current students alike.

Staff and faculty also joined in on the fun, which took place in the Vantage Commons.

Thank you to everyone who joined us, and to the hardworking Vantage Peers Mentors for organising the event.

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Vantage Student Check In: Tracey Xu on Science, Student Clubs and Beating Stress

Having grown up in Canton, China, moving to Vancouver to pursue a science degree at UBC was a huge change for Vantage student, Tracey Xu. Now as she nears the end of her time in the Vantage One program, she has settled into UBC life, made friends, joined the Science Undergraduate Society, and has been accepted as a Vantage Peer Mentor next year. Here she shares her tips on beating stress, making friends and her thoughts on moving into second year.

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6 Ways to Cope with Homesickness

Studying and living away from home can be a huge change, but you don't have to do it alone! Here are six easy ways you ease homesickness and enjoy your Vantage One experience.


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