I could, so I should

January 25, 2019

In the Academic English Program (AEP) at Vantage College, we don’t have language text books, in no small part due to the fact that we’re using the theories of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and Genre and applying them to a Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. At...

Invited Speaker: Dr. Neil Murray, Associate Professor, University of Warwick

March 26, 2019
Join us at Vantage Commons to for guest speaker, Dr Neil Murray. Open event, everybody welcome!

Faculty Profile: Q+A with Jennifer Walsh Marr, Vantage College Arts Lecturer

March 26, 2019

We recently had the opportunity to hear from Jennifer Walsh Marr, Vantage College Arts Lecturer, Academic English Program, on her experiences and interests engaging with Indigenous content and perspectives with international students.

Active Collaboration Trains Engineers to be Better Communicators and Leaders

June 12, 2019

Dr. Gabriel Potvin, Chair of the Engineering stream at Vantage College, believes that engineers have a crucial role to play in addressing global and humanitarian challenges, and has taken steps to ensure aspiring engineers develop the technical, leadership and communication skills necessary to...

Coming to UBC with a heart full of excitement

July 10, 2019

Meet second-year student and peer mentor, Tsewang Diki!

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.

The Benefits of JumpStart: A Reflection by a Former Vantage One Student

August 22, 2019

Jumpstart 2019 is just around the corner! Happening from August 24-30, it’s your official welcome to life at UBC.

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...

A Recap of the Engineering Projects at the Capstone Conference of 2019

September 30, 2019

Check out some of the final projects our Engineering students completed and displayed at the Capstone Conference of 2019, the theme of which was "Stepping Out to Inspire"!

Faculty with Outstanding Teaching and Innovation Awarded at the Capstone Conference of 2019

October 8, 2019

Faculty win awards at the 2019 Capstone Conference at Vantage College

How a Vantage graduate made Vancouver her home

October 16, 2019

Abby Bu found pictures online depicting the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. Beautiful and welcoming, they were enough to convince her that she would love attending the university, even if there were multiple barriers to overcome, including her English language skills.

Describing language using language allows students to become disciplinary thinkers

October 22, 2019

Congratulations to Alfredo Ferreira on his recent publication!

Q and A with Arts Academic Advisor Shane Campbell

October 24, 2019

Arts Academic Advisor at Vantage College, Shane Campbell, describes what Vantage students can approach him about (hint: the answer is "just about anything and everything"!) and what his main piece of advice for students is.

On Our Reading List: An Interview with Gabriel Potvin

October 29, 2019

We talked to Gabriel Potvin, instructor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chair of the Applied Science Program at Vantage College, about what he's reading.

The Excitement of Teaching in Uncharted Territory

October 30, 2019

“What I find most stimulating and challenging is inspiring students to recognize their inner potential and help them develop those talents,” says Daniel.