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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.”

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.”

Learning about climate impacts from Balsher Sidhu at UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

“The role of an instructor: it is less about lecturing, and more about facilitating active discussion and ideation among the learners.”

Making the fun happen: Ed Pitt-Brooke, UBC ukulele-playing Mechanical Engineering Faculty Coordinator

“Creating social programming to help students get to know UBC and Vancouver, allowed me to experience the interesting things on campus and in my hometown in a new way!”

Understanding the corporate landscape with Perry Atwal at Sauder School of Business

“The similarity in positive traits from students from all over the world. We expect many differences in style and approach given the unique backgrounds of the students, but the consistent behaviours from high-achievers are remarkable.”

Expanding world views and pharmacology know-how with UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Andrew Horne

“…I have learned so much about the international community – differences in culture, life philosophies, and modes of education, all of which are fascinating to explore in detail and really underscore what a diverse world we really live in.”

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