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Congratulations to Professor and Associate Head, Tiffany Potter on winning the 2020 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. [...]


Congratulations to Professor Stephen Guy-Bray on being awarded a 2019 Killam Research Prize. [...]


The Faculty of Arts has appointed Professor Laura Moss as the new Associate Dean of Students starting May 2020. [Read more...]


ENGL alumnus Julie Walchli has been inspiring UBC Arts students for several decades as founder of the Arts Co-op program and now as Executive Director, Work Integrated Education and Career Initiatives, in Arts. [Read More...]


Y-Dan Troeung, Wall Research Scholar
Congratulations to Y-Dang Troeung on being selected as Peter Wall Institute Research Scholar for 2020-2021. Wall Research Scholars are chosen among leading UBC researchers from all academic disciplines, with the objective of creating a dynamic and diverse intellectual community at the Institute.


Thinking While Black
"Thinking While Black" is the theme of the 2020 Phil Lind Initiative dialogue series and course (January - April 2020). Led by Dr. Phanuel Antwi, the seminar series brings lectures, panels, and workshops that explore how Blackness manifests in often unconnected guises that can be tracked through the event of racial violence, and what can be done about it. [Read more...]


"A Queer Century: 1869-1969" Exhibit, Gregory Mackie and Kyle Frackman
"A Queer Century: 1869-1969," an exhibit of rare books, flyers, postcards and pamphlets is now on display at UBC Okanagan. The exhibit's curators are Gregory Mackie (UBC English) and Kyle Frackman (UBC Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies). The exhibit, first shown at UBC Vancouver earlier this year, highlights some of the changing perceptions of gender and sexuality between 1869 to 1969.


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The Department of English Language and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in African / Black Diaspora Studies at the level of assistant professor with anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.  Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the field of African / Black Diaspora Studies and the study of African / Black Diaspora literatures and cultures. [Read more...]