Join the former Premier of British Columbia and former Minister of Health for Canada, Ujjal Dosanjh, LLB’76, as he launches his new evocative memoir. A midnight’s child of poor rural India, Dosanjh’s journey from his […]
For decades, Alberta’s fortunes have been closely tied to the global price of oil. With 15 per cent of the province’s employment being in the oil and gas sector and […]
Looking to get ahead? Your connections matter. Turn your UBC network into personal connections by joining us for alumNIGHTS at Bard on the Beach. Meet and mingle with fellow UBC graduates […]
Stay In touch! It’s our pleasure to invite you to a UBC alumni gathering in Dubai! This is a great chance to network and foster new relationships with other UBC […]
How to make the most of your free alumni online journals As part of the A-Card program, alumni UBC provides free online access to the EBSCO Academic Search and Business […]
Join UBC alumni in France for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at the open-air Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan in the Bois de Boulogne (performance in […]
Tired of writing essays? Discover the world of creative writing. Explore various genres — fiction, poetry, and nonfiction — as you marvel over the rhythm of words, the acrobatics of communication and expression, and (believe it or not) the magic of punctuation and structure. There are three assignments that you will workshop. You can choose the genres that most interest you. Find out how much fun playing with words can be. Who knows? It might even change your essay writing!
Gain an understanding of basic French syntax and grammar in this 100% online course, designed to improve your reading and writing skills. Read a variety of authentic French documents such as agendas, letters and advertisements. Broaden your vocabulary and produce simple and functional writing such as invitation letters, postcards, thank-you notes and small ads. Suitable for beginner French students.
Picture books represent magical worlds to children, and learning how to create those worlds can be a lot of fun for adults too. Designed for anyone interested in the process of book creation and especially for writers, illustrators, and book designers, this course encourages you to begin new projects or to prepare and submit an existing project for publication. A published writer and an illustrator visit the class and bring their expertise and insights to this exploration of making books that excite wonder.
Take a tour around the world of beer and whisky with sommelier and certified spirits specialist Lynn Coulthard. Learn how to distinguish some of the fabulous brews from Belgium, Germany, North America and the British Isles, and focus on all the different nuances and styles that Scotch whisky has to offer. This course covers production methods and flavour profiles with tutored tastings to give you a basic understanding of these two popular beverages.
The writing expectations you encounter at university or college can be quite different than those you find in high school. This knowledge gap can be difficult to deal with because the skills you learn in high school English aren’t always enough to help you succeed in university writing. This academic writing course meant for teens ages 15-18 develops important skills in the areas of academic essay writing, essay organization, test writing, citations, and research. You also learn to evaluate sources – a skill that is important in academic writing and in your daily life. Gain confidence in your writing and prepare yourself for the challenges beyond your high school career.
Do you want a quick grammar review or a stronger understanding of how the English language works? Join us Saturday mornings for a condensed, 4-week version of Writing Well: Grammar. This boot camp focuses on the most common questions and grammar concerns, and offers exercises to practise and solidify what you learn. By the end of the 4 weeks, be more comfortable with grammar and write more clearly and confidently.