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Since she was a child, music played a leading role in Eleanor Gray’s life. From her first music lesson at age six, to playing the piano with the University of Toronto glee club where she met her husband, to hosting music recitals in Victoria where she lived for more than 50 years, Eleanor shared her […]
May sees the launch of UBC’s 2013 Annual Alumni Appeal. Every year, the University asks its entire alumni donor community to make a gift in support of priority funds across every department and faculty on its campuses. Last year the campaign brought in a record $509,337 from 3,752 donors. This year, UBC aims to raise […]
Learning is powerful, and a recent DTES Mural Project through the UBC Learning Exchange shows just how successful combining two of UBC’s core commitments – student learning and community engagement – can be. The Learning Exchange was created more than 10 years ago to make connections between the University and people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. […]
They say hindsight is 20-20. It is this concept that fuels one of the most active volunteers in Arts. Since graduating, Oliver Zihlmann (BA’05) has provided guidance to more than 100 students. While that may seem like a daunting figure, Zihlmann thinks mentoring is quite simple. “What would you have wanted to know as a […]
Maureen Jack-LaCroix (BA’74) discovered her passion for protecting the environment while studying at UBC, but wasn’t sure of the best way to help. She has since found her calling and now collaborates with UBC students to promote responsible habits at the grassroots level. “An intergenerational mix is key to the changes that are coming about […]
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Start an Evolution
UBC generates ideas that start evolutions. Ideas that change the way people think and change the way the world works. We see this change as an evolution, one that improves upon what has come before and inspires the generations that follow.
You can help start an evolution through involvement and investment. This can be as simple as reconnecting with UBC or as generous as making a donation.
Why? To increase our capacity to change the world for the better, through student learning, research, and community engagement.
We invite you to get involved and combine your energy with ours. Together with UBC, you can help create solutions for issues you care about. This is your chance to make a contribution with long lasting effects.
Learn how you can start an evolution and support thinking that can change the world.
Volunteering is a great way to stay involved with your alma mater, meet new people, and connect with students.
The Faculty of Arts welcomes alumni to share their experiences and advice with current students. Whether you’d like to work with a student throughout the academic year or provide guidance on a short-term basis, we offer a variety of programs that suit your busy schedules. Find out how you can:
The Faculty of Arts is fortunate to have a wide breadth of experience, knowledge and talent amongst its alumni. In the 2012-2013 fiscal year we had a total of 255 individual Arts alumni volunteer their time in programming or hiring a Co-op student that impacted 1160 students. This newsletter highlights some of the ways in which our alumni were involved with the faculty this past year. We invite you to share these stories with your fellow alumni, and if you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with our programming, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Newsletters: 2011-2012 Alumni Engagement Newsletter
Share your story and advice with students. Get involved!
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Recruit a Student
Arts students bring fresh ideas, new perspectives, and specialized knowledge (e.g. social media) to your company or organization.
Hiring a skilled and motivated student has a world of benefits. These paid or voluntary positions can support a wide variety of projects and help your organization reach its goals. Learn more about the following options to find the right fit for your workplace:
Community-Based Experiential Learning
Community-based experiential learning (CBEL) combines volunteer work with classroom learning. In exchange for providing valuable learning experiences in the workplace, your organization will benefit from keen students who can help enhance existing programs, develop new programs and conduct research. Join the UBC-Community Learning Initiative in educating future leaders about the pressing concerns and issues of today.
Arts Co-op Program
The Arts Co-op Program delivers the highest calibre students from one of Canada’s top universities. With the most rigorous student selection process and intensive pre-employment training in BC, Arts Co-op students offer employers a low-risk, cost-effective way to complete special projects and fill short-term positions. Learn more about why you should hire from the Co-op program and help us to create amazing opportunities for Arts students.
Arts Internship Program
Internships offer part-time, unpaid support for your non-profit or community organization. Our motivated and talented Arts students are equipped to assist on special projects, events, and daily tasks in exchange for developing experience to help them prepare for their future careers. Find a UBC Arts intern that is right for your organization.
Career Services for Employers
Experience the benefits of hiring an Arts student. UBC offers several recruitment services that will connect you with current Arts students and alumni. Visit Career Services for information on how to post a job or volunteer opportunity and why recruiting at UBC makes good business sense.
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