Get involved in Canada’s largest interdisciplinary gathering

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In just two short months, UBC will host the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, attracting approximately 10,000 attendees from across the globe to our Vancouver campus.

Taking place June 1–7, Congress is Canada’s largest interdisciplinary academic gathering and will offer a rich array of cultural and academic programming that focuses on topics as diverse as sustainability, Indigeneity and reconciliation, global mobility, culture and education.

Congress also encourages our community to engage with global academics, students, artists and members of the public to learn about the issues that have a real and tangible impact on our daily lives.

I encourage you to take part in this unique opportunity — you can learn more about Congress programming at

There are also opportunities to take part as a volunteer. Volunteers will not only be able to engage with renowned academics, but they will also gain access to more than 60 world-class events including public keynotes, the Big Thinking series and special UBC programming.

I am thrilled that UBC is hosting Congress 2019, and I sincerely hope you will take part in this landmark event by attending any of the numerous sessions on campus or filling one of the 900+ available volunteer positions.

To learn more about Congress, including how you can attend or submit a volunteer application, visit

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor

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