The Faculty of Arts is a vibrant community where the Creative and Performing Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities come together in exciting ways.
The synergies from fifteen departments, six outstanding performing arts venues, five professional schools, a world-renowned museum and a leading art gallery inspire students to become critical thinkers and inspiring leaders.
Each day in the Faculty of Arts, we explore ways to create positive change in the world around us. We are asking alumni, donors and community members to imagine what we could do together.
Shirley Barnett’s (BA’63) interest in the early diagnosis of depression stems from her days at UBC. As a sociology and psychology student, she volunteered in a women’s prison. This experience inspired Barnett to support the UBC Wellness Coaching Program, a peer-to-peer program that addresses the gap between the number of students experiencing mental health difficulty […]
For Dr. Irene Bettinger, the job of giving away money is a privilege, as she gets to choose projects of great consequence in keeping with her parents’ final wishes. Edwina and Paul Heller, a UBC pianist and BC lumber mill owner, were great supporters of music, education and Vancouver’s Jewish community. Having fled Europe shortly […]