Change the world through the power of language

In the face of humanity’s most critical and complex issues, students, faculty, and alumni in the Department of English Language & Literatures are asking the hard questions. Turning to language and literatures that change how we see the world, they’re diving deep for insight, thinking critically, fuelling curiosity and sharing ideas that advance just and thriving societies.

Our commitment to outstanding education, research, and teaching wouldn’t be possible without your support. What happens here can change everything. Your support is the catalyst. Join UBC English Language & Literatures in writing the future into being.

Featured initiatives

Y-Dang Troeung Memorial Fund

To honor Dr. Y-Dang Troeung’s life and accomplishments, her family, friends and colleagues have created the Y-Dang Troeung Memorial Fund. Your gift will pay tribute to Dr. Troeung’s life and career by supporting students following in her footsteps at UBC.

The English Department Trust Fund

The English Department Trust Fund supports undergraduate students by providing funds for visiting scholars and writers, and staff to help students with first-year requirements. It also helps to fund graduate student travel and thesis preparation costs.

Gernett Sedgewick Memorial Fund for Annual Lectures

The Garnett Sedgewick Memorial Fund was established by friends of the late Professor Garnett G. Sedgewick, who was the Head of the Department of English from 1918 to 1948. This endowment allows the department to invite and feature outstanding speakers of diverse scholarly pursuits, provide financial aid to exceptional students, and to grow the cultural assets of the university.

Sherrill E. Grace Graduate Scholarship in English

Endowed by her late husband, Dr. John R. Grace, this scholarship honours Dr. Sherrill E. Grace, who is a Professor Emerita in the Department of English. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the Department of English who are conducting original research in literary and/or cultural study of Canada that promises to advance understanding of the country and has potential for publication.

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There are many ways you can create an impact and catalyze a future of possibility. Your involvement and support make a real difference to the experience of our students, helping build the foundations from which they can change the world.

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