Online Book Club

Online Book Club

We have created an online book club exclusively for UBC alumni, focusing on lifelong learning, leadership, harnessing creativity, communication skills and much, much more. The book club will connect through a private forum where alumni can discuss the current book and connect with each other.

The Next Online Book Club Selection

Join us for Five Little Indians, a novel about residential school survivors by UBC adjunct professor Michelle Good

Five Little Indians is a novel of compassion and insight for residential school survivors as they come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward.

Taken from their families when they were very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie, and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released. The five friends’ paths cross and crisscross over decades as they struggle to overcome trauma endured at the Mission. Named to countless “best of” lists, winner of three literary prizes, and finalist for several more, Michelle Good’s (LLB’99, MFA’14) Five Little Indians is a timely story of understanding the past in order to begin life anew.

Join us, starting October 14, as we read and discuss this novel, culminating in a live Q&A with author Michelle Good in December.

Joining the book club is completely free. You just have to pick up a copy of the book—at your library, UBC Bookstore (save 12% with your Alumni Card), or online—to enjoy.* The group will read one book every two months, so you will have plenty of time to read.

Plus, you don’t have to commit to reading every book—we’re not grading you.

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*Online purchases made at Indigo using our link help support alumni UBC programs.

Privacy Statement

alumni UBC uses PBC Guru, a third party service provider hosted outside of Canada (specifically in the USA), in order to provide the Online Book Club as a service to our members. In order to confirm your eligibility and provide you access to PBC Guru, we will collect your name, e-mail address, the year you graduated from UBC, and the program of study in which you graduated. UBC collects this information under the authority of section 26(c) of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Your name, e-mail address, and eligibility to participate in the Online Book Club will be shared with PBC Guru in order to provision your access to these services.

PBC Guru may ask you for additional personal information, such as personal preferences to allow you to customize your user session profile, or to subscribe you to notifications, etc. It is your choice whether or not to provide this additional information, and you are solely responsible for ensuring you have read and understood PBC Guru’s privacy policy in regards to any information you have chosen to provide them. PBC Guru may share some of the information you provide with UBC, such as general categories or topics of books you are interested in.

UBC may use your contact information to update its donor and alumni mailing lists, which are used by alumni UBC and UBC to inform donors and alumni about University news, events, and initiatives, including fundraising.

By using this service, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the above privacy statement and that you consent to the storage and access of your personal information, as described above, outside of Canada solely for those purposes. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the information collected and used, or the privacy and security of your personal information, please contact us at alumni.ubc@ubc.ca.

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