Wednesday, 28 January 2015

We're Back!

Hi everyone,

For starters, I'd like to apologise for the lack of updates, but we're back (albeit a little late) for 2015! That's right, the UBC Intercultural Alliance is back for a new year of engaging events and unique conversations, all to promote interclturalism on our favourite campus.

Second, there's some changes to our system this year. We've added a few new faces to our team, who you will see lurking around on campus and at our events! They're all some amazing people, say hi when you can! And of course, we have a whole new set of amazing events coming up for you, and we can't wait to get started.

As you know, we strive to promote interculturalism on campus through two main avenues - the Intercultural Dialogues and the Intercultural Fair. The Dialogues allow us to throw light on cultural issues that often go overlooked, and engage the vast UBC intercultural community to join the conversation with us. The Fair, on the other hand, is a display and celebration of the various cultures that represented on campus, where ur member clubs gather in a giant room and display the nuances of their customs and traditions to you through dance, food, art, etc.

This blog however, works to achieve a different goal. Through submissions from students on campus, we hope to create a space where different cultures and perspectives can be highlighted through media. And so, if you write and/or find any amazing culture-related posts (whether on campus or not), please do submit them here! We look forward to expanding our own intercultural understanding, and helping others at UBC do the same.

And lastly, I just want to assure you that this blog will be an open arena to facilitate discussion, passing of information, and awakening the unaware. Don't hesitate to come to me or any of the other execs with any questions, concerns and ideas you may have.

See you all very soon!

- Payal Shah
UBCIA Director of Communications

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