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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.

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!”

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