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Popular Food Places on Campus

When you are visiting a new place for the first time, discovering and trying local food in the area is always a highlight! At UBC, we are thankful to be surrounded by an array of different cuisines and food choices on and near to campus. Here is a sneak peek of what you can look forward to when you are here!

Online VSP: How to Succeed in your Classes and Preventing Zoom Fatigue

With the June Virtual Session of VSP coming up soon, you may have to readjust back into the online learning environment. To support you with this, the VSP Team has prepared five tips to help you make the most of your online classes.

Iconic buildings from UBC’s 100+ years history

Since its establishment in 1925, UBC has grown into an expansive university campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Nevertheless, some of UBC’s original structures are still being used today. Learn more about UBC’s rich architectural history in our latest blog!

Reasons why you should attend VSP from a former VSP student

“I think it’s important to participate in VSP with an open mind and be ready to embrace the social and academic experiences that come with it”

6 On-Campus Cafes to Meet Your Friends or Study At

In need of your daily dose of caffeine? Don’t worry, UBC has tons of cafes located throughout the campus! To help you decide which coffee shop to visit first, here are our favourite cafes on campus.

Innovative researcher on nanofibre technologies: UBC Materials Engineering’s Dr. Addie Bahi

“UBC is a multi-cultural community where more than 18,000 international students from 166 countries coexist, and share their thoughts and values.”

6 Awesome Spaces to Study on the UBC Vancouver Campus

UBC is known for its beautiful campus. Even if you’re just looking for somewhere to catch up on readings, there are tons of spots to choose from. Here are some of the VSP Team’s favourite spots.

Program Modality Update

With the dynamic situation that the pandemic presents, VSP has made the decision to shift the June Session to a virtual format while keeping the July Session in-person.

Teaching experimental research and data analysis: UBC Civil Engineering’s Dr. Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki

“I never expected such a great engagement by the VSP students. Being involved with the Vancouver Summer Program since 2015, I could have never imagined the level of connection that students could make with each other, the instructors, the VSP staff, and with the UBC community in general.”

Taking teaching global: UBC Faculty of Arts’ Dr. Siobhán McPhee

“I really enjoy the diversity of the UBC community with faculty, staff and students from all parts of the world bringing their different experiences. It offers all of us the challenge to really listen and learn to work together for the benefit of all.”

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