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About The University of British Columbia

About The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus is located at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula in the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. More than 400 hectares in size, the stunning campus is surrounded by forest on three sides and ocean on the fourth, and is just a 30-minute bus ride to Vancouver's downtown core. The campus sits on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people. With campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, UBC is home to over 62,000 students, including approximately 14,000 international students from 160 countries. These students are supported by 15,000 faculty and staff members in Vancouver and Kelowna.

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world – and top 20 public universities. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff, and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. 

For more information, please visit www.ubc.ca.

About the Academic Convenor

Professor Laura Moss

Laura Moss

An Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Laura Moss teaches Canadian and African literatures. Her research interests lie in the intersections of art and public policy, and in Canadian literary history.  Moss is the Editor of the journal Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review and has served as Chair of the UBC Canadian Studies Program and Director of the International Canadian Studies Centre. In 2013, she was awarded the UBC Killam Teaching Prize.

As the Academic Convenor, Moss plays a crucial role in the successful academic planning, multidisciplinary programming, and hosting of the conference. As an ambassador for Congress within UBC, she will build support across the institution and amongst faculty, students and the campus community.

This will be Moss’s 15th Congress, and UBC is delighted to have her leading on Congress 2019.