Meet Visal Saosuo: 2020 Vantage College Excellence Award Winner

February 3, 2021

Visal Saosuo is a Vantage One Engineering student and Excellence Award recipient. In this interview Visal details his aspirations of opening up his own research centre in his home country of Cambodia, as well as interest in pursuing Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science....

Faculty Focus: Vantage One Instructors Awarded 2020/2021 Killam Teaching Prize

May 5, 2021

Congratulations to Vantage One program Instructors Jennifer Gagnon, Katherine Lyon, and Gabriel Potvin on each being awarded the Killam Teaching Prize!

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....

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...

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...