About Congress

About The University of British Columbia

About The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

The University of British Columbia 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, the university has embraced innovation and academic rigour. UBC encourages its students, staff, and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery, and explore new ways of learning. Locally integrated and globally connected, the university has always been a place of community engagement. UBC creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. Among UBC faculty and alumni, you will find a number of Rhodes Scholars, Nobel Laureates, and three Canadian Prime Ministers.

The UBC campuses and operations are located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people (Point Grey campus), the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (Downtown Vancouver campus), and the Syilx Okanagan people (Okanagan campus).

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.