Continuing & Professional Education

UBC Continuing Studies and UBC Sauder School of Business Executive Education offer a variety of learning opportunities that alumni can take advantage of. Each session we will share a selection of courses that may be of interest to alumni.

Current Courses

Sleep: Your Other Life

UBC Continuing Studies

April 1, 2017 | Vancouver

Why do we sleep? How much sleep do we actually need? What is the true impact of sleep deprivation on thinking and behaviour? This One Day @ UBC course explores these questions and more.

Critical Thinking: Theory and Practice

UBC Continuing Studies

April 3, 2017 | Vancouver

Become more proficient at providing and responding to arguments. Hone your critical thinking and reasoning skills through individual and small group exercises, combined with lectures and group discussions.

Spanish Language

UBC Continuing Studies

April 24, 2017 | Vancouver

Learn to speak Spanish in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere from passionate and experienced instructors who are all native speakers. Our non-intimidating Spanish immersion classes are offered in a full range of levels, from introductory to advanced.

Fiction: Crafting Dialogue

UBC Continuing Studies

May 2, 2017 | 100% Online

Dialogue is a delicate art that is central to strong storytelling. Good dialogue involves a keen ear, a sense of rhythm, a grasp of story- and character-logic, and an understanding of sub-text. Practice in class and in your assignments to create effective dialogue for your story.

Reading and Writing Chinese Characters – Beginner 1

UBC Continuing Studies

May 2, 2017 | 100% Online

Get an introduction to the basic principles of the creation of modern Chinese characters such as pictographs, indicatives, ideographs and phonetic compounds, along with their evolution, stroke orders, radicals and writing structure.

GMAT® Test Preparation

UBC Continuing Studies

May 16, 2017 | Vancouver

The comprehensive, 30-hour GMAT preparation course covers all areas of this challenging exam, including Integrated Reasoning. Reinforce your skills with practice on real GMAT questions and benefit from the tips and strategies offered by our experienced instructors. UBC student and alumni discount available.

The Art and Science of Mindfulness

UBC Continuing Studies

June 16, 2017 | Vancouver

This one-day workshop will explore the science of mindfulness and application in helping professions, including counselling, coaching and health care.

Writing Well: Style

UBC Continuing Studies

June 20, 2017 | 100% Online

Learn to appreciate and understand the nuances of sentence length and rhythm, balance and symmetry, clarity and complexity. This course is also offered in a face-to-face format at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.

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