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If you are looking to experience a small and supportive learning cohort in the heart of one of Canada’s largest and most progressive universities, one of the few programs where instructors from different disciplines teach and learn together, ArtsONE could be your gateway.
New theme on visual media
Starting in the Fall of 2015, there is a new theme and teaching team in Arts One, called "Seeing and Knowing." In this theme students will investigate the visual as a method of knowing, through considering not only written texts but also images, films, digital poetry, and graphic novels.
Arts One Loses Pioneer
We are sad to announce the passing of Ian Ross, who began his teaching at the University of British Columbia in 1960. Head of the English Department (1982-87), professor Ross was a member of the UBC Senate (1969-75), President of the Faculty Association (1974-5), and in 1988 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. […]
Registration Now Open
Registration is now underway. Please be aware that we are working to correct a glitch on the registration site that incorrectly lists two former instructors as current seminar leaders. The correct information is: Seminar LB1 Jason Lieblang; seminar LB3 Miguel Mota. Their course is titled “Seeing and Knowing.” Our apologies for the confusion.
Arts One a “Standout” Again
For the second time, and for two years’ running, Arts One has been singled out as a UBC “standout program” in this spring’s edition of Macleans magazine’s University Guidebook
Themes for 2015-2016
Arts One has two cohorts, each with their own theme and teaching team, and students choose one for the year. For 2015-2016, one cohort will focus on the theme of "Hero, Anti-Hero" (similar to the one in 2014-2015), and the other will be on a new theme called "Seeing and Knowing." Click the title of this blurb for more information.
New Arts One website wins 2014 “Best In Industry” Award
It is a pleasure to announce that the New York based New Media Institute has chosen our recently overhauled UBC Arts One website for a 2014 Best In Industry Award. This was a team effort involving the program chair, Arts One faculty, and members of the highly professional UBC Arts ISIT staff. Special thanks to […]
Arts One First Week!
Hey Arts One Students, here’s what your first week in Arts One looks like: – Monday September 1: Labour Day Holiday. – Tuesday Sept 2: Imagine UBC replaces undergraduate classes on that day (except those starting at 5pm or later). By now you will have received an email from the Imagine folks about your schedule […]
We are very sad to share news of the passing of Ellie Maze, a great friend of Arts One, from cancer, in July. Ellie’s generosity of spirit was matched by a quiet determination and wonderful sense of humor, and we extend our deepest sympathy to Jack Maze, her loving husband and an Arts One faculty […]
Year End Debate
The Arts One student council has organized a final event that will combine celebration and serious exam prep: an Arts One Debate to be held on Tuesday April 7th from 5-7pm in the IBLC 380 Gateway space. It is described as “a battle of wits between our reading list characters and authors” and comprises material […]
Drop-In Sessions with Arts Academic Advisor
All Arts One students are welcome to drop-in and chat with your very-own in-house Arts Academic Advisor, Leah Marks! Fridays, 10am – 12pm IBLC 381 Sandspit Meeting Room (in the Gateway Suite, beside the study carrels). Leah will be ready and waiting to answer your Arts Academic questions: Want tips and suggestions for studying or […]
The Arts One Program is proud to acknowledge the many accomplishments of program members over the years. Click the title above to see a list of awards and links to recent award winners.