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Arts One Professor Brandon Konoval Presents This Year’s MacLennan Lecture

Arts One Professor Brandon Konoval Presents This Year’s MacLennan Lecture

Brandon Knonoval, Professor in the faculty of music and Arts One at UBC, is presenting this year’s MacLennan Lecture, titled “Rameau’s Nemesis: Music, Nature, and Society in the Writings of Rousseau”, his talk will explore how music contributed to the critical projects of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Hosted by the University of King’s College, this lecture will be […]

We’re hiring!

First Year and Interdisciplinary Programs (FYIP) is looking to hire for the following role: Undergraduate Academic Assistant Number of Openings: 1 Hourly Wage: $17.00/hr Hours Per Week: 8 Total Number of Hours per Student Position: 100 Duration: 4 months Please review the information here to apply.

Hurrah! 2020/21 Dean of Arts Award for Staff Excellence Winners!

Hurrah! 2020/21 Dean of Arts Award for Staff Excellence Winners!

Jennifer Suratos, First-Year and Interdisciplinary Programs  Jenn is described by her colleagues as someone who embodies excellence in everything she does, and inspires it in others. On a daily basis, her “tireless work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, lightning fast problem solving abilities, generous spirit, and warm humour elevate the performance of an entire department”.  […]

Arts One instructor featured in UBC Today

Arts One instructor featured in UBC Today

Toph Marshall, Professor of Greek and Arts One instructor, was featured in UBC Today’s Research in Focus.

New issue released for student journal, ONE

New issue released for student journal, ONE

We are thrilled to announce that the new issue of ONE is now available online. These essays and capstone papers were submitted by students who took Arts One in 2019-2020 and were selected to be published in this annual journal.

In Memoriam Edward J. Hundert

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of a cherished colleague and mentor, Professor Edward Hundert—fondly known to students and faculty alike in Arts One as ‘Ed.’

New Publication by 2016-18 Arts One Faculty, Carrie Jenkins and Carla Nappi

Carrie Jenkins and Carla Nappi, past Arts One instructors of the 2016-18 “Knowledge and Power” theme, recently published Uninvited: Talking Back to Plato (2020, McGill-Queen’s UP).

Announcement from Arts One Chairs

Announcement from Arts One Chairs

Whether you already reserved a seat, or are thinking about joining us later, we are looking forward to seeing you!

Gateway Space Closed Until Further Notice

Gateway Space Closed Until Further Notice

Due to current events surrounding COVID-19, the Gateway Space is closed until further notice. For assistance, please contact your Arts One instructor and/or the FYP office at: arts.fyp@ubc.ca or admin.fyp@ubc.ca.

Education without liberal arts is a threat to humanity, argues UBC president

“I am a better scholar because of my liberal arts education, because it was intentionally diverse and heterogeneous, because it made me move outside of my comfort zone.”
– Santa J. Ono excerpt from cbc.ca