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
David Chang is the famed chef behind the Momofuku restaurant empire and star of the Netflix hit Ugly Delicious. But despite his enviable career success, Chang has struggled with suicidal thoughts, depression and anxiety.
In his new memoir, Eat a Peach, Chang wrestles with his lifelong feelings of inadequacy, explores the mental illness that almost killed him, and finds hope in the communal act of sharing a meal. Using grace, candor, and humour, he lays bare his mistakes and wonders at the extraordinary luck that made him one of the most influential chefs of his generation.
Join us as we follow Chang’s switchback journey in search of belonging.
Reading and discussion starts March 18th.
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.
*Online purchases made at Indigo using our link help support alumni UBC programs.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.