Faculty in focus: Jennifer Lightfoot on diversifying feedback using multimodal feedback technology

May 29, 2018

Jennifer Lightfoot is an instructor at UBC Vantage College, teaching academic writing and adjunct language courses for Sociology. She touches on the challenges many instructors face providing in depth feedback to their students, and how using technology can alleviate this issue.

Faculty in focus: Katherine Lyon on the partnership between Vantage and Sociology

May 10, 2018

At Vantage since 2015, Katherine Lyon has focused on innovative learning opportunities in the field of Sociology.

Faculty in focus: Neil Leveridge on visualization to teach Academic English

February 14, 2018

As a lecturer in the Vantage College Academic English Program (AEP), Neil Leveridge discusses the power of visualization and virtual reality in teaching ESL students Chemistry.

Vantage faculty keynote speakers at the Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language

December 21, 2017

Dr. Sandra Zappa-Hollman, Director of the Academic English Program, and Dr. Alfredo Ferreira, AEP instructor, were recently featured keynote speakers at the second Halliday-Hasan International Forum on Language, held at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China.

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.

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.

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.

Claudia Ruitenberg appointed as Academic Director, UBC Vantage College

February 6, 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg as the new Academic Director of UBC Vantage College. Claudia is currently Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Educational Studies. In addition to her undergraduate and graduate teaching experience...

Welcome from Dr. Fox, Principal and Academic Director of UBC Vantage College

August 31, 2016

Hello and welcome, Vantage One students of 2016!

As you begin your journey at UBC, our faculty and staff team are very excited to connect with you. You might be wondering: how do I connect with faculty, staff and my fellow Vantage One peers?