2010s

Laurie McNeill

“I’ve also really enjoyed meeting each year’s batch of students, and appreciating their enthusiasm and their genuine love for the program.”

Mckenzie Young

“From Arts One I learned first and foremost not to be intimidated by advanced readings or complicated assignments.”

Jill Fellows

“I am very happy to have had the opportunity to teach in this program. I learned so much, and loved the collaborative nature of it.”

Brianne Orr-Alvarez

“It was one of the most rich teaching experiences I’ve had to date! Loved every minute of it!”

Tom Kemple

Tom Kemple

“Over the past fifty years, Arts One has stayed true to its mission of offering a transdisciplinary approach to important texts and key questions that have shaped philosophy, history and literature from ancient to modern times.”

Hayley Stauffer

Hayley Stauffer

“Arts One instilled in me a love for learning that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Rachel Wan

Rachel Wan

“You don’t have to be a Faculty of Arts student, or plan to major in English literature to take Arts One in your first year. This program can benefit you in many ways — from reading and discussions skills, to writing at university level, I could not have chosen a better way to start off my first year at UBC.”

Fatima Zehra Naqvi

Fatima Zehra Naqvi

Zehra is a Rhodes Scholar, Wesbrook Scholar, a recipient of the English Honours Medal, and the Teresa Tenisci Memorial Prize for demonstrating exceptional achievement in UBC’s Creative Writing Program. She is the winner of Room magazine’s 2016 Poetry Contest.

Linus

Linus

“Arts one stands out in first-year-exclusive courses because it genuinely promotes intimacy between you, your classmates and your professors.”

Tianne J.

Tianne J.

“Arts One bridged the gap between being a high school student and being a university student. Being able to meet with the same small group of people twice a week and explore the wonders of literature really helped me get acclimated to university life.”