PhD student Benjamin Hertwig's first book of poems, Slow War, is a finalist for a Governor General's Literary Award! 

Graduate students interested in the study of Indigenous literary and oral traditions are invited to consider Indigenous Critical and Creative Studies (ICCS), a new transdisciplinary initiative organized in partnership with faculty from a range of disciplines and academic units, including English and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. [...]

Professor Margery Fee has been named to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences in Canada. [...]

The Colbeck Collection is one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Victorian and Edwardian English and Anglo-Irish literature. Its catalogue remains a vital work of reference for scholars, collectors, and members of the book trade. The UBC Library, in conjunction with the Department of English, has planned a major exhibition from October 23-December 20, 2017 and a one-day symposium on October 25 [...]

UBC will be hosting the Society for the Study of American Women Writers on 21 October. This workshop will be devoted to a discussion of the work of Ella Rhoads Higginson (1862-1940), guided by invited scholar Dr. Laura Laffrado (Western Washington University). Higginson was the first prominent literary author from the Pacific Northwest. Readers across the continent were introduced to the remote Pacific Northwest [...]

British Marxist, Professor Richard Godden (UC Irvine) will be in Vancouver to give two talks sponsored by the English Departments at SFU and UBC, and SFU's Institute for the Humanities. "What Price a 'cheap idea': Money, Sanctuary and its Intertexts" Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m UBC, Buchanan Tower 599 Free and open to all.

Apply for Arts Co-op
UBC Arts students are invited to join Arts Co-op. Explore career options, while building your skills and discovering your interests. Attend one of the information sessions being offered to learn more about the program. Applications are being accepted now for the 2017 intake until September 25. [...]

Over the next few days (22-24 June 2017), more than 1,000 scholars from around the world will gather on unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia for the annual Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference. See Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference Also see Daniel Justice in the Vancouver Sun - Opinion: Indigenous people don't need sanction of 'settler saviours', June 22, 2017.