Polskie Radio

Polskie Radio – http://www.polskieradio.pl/

Poland’s national publicly funded radio broadcasting.

Available channels:

Program 1 (Jedynka – One) – information, music
Program 2 (Dwójka – Two) – cultural, classical music
Program 3 (Trójka – Three) – alternative, jazz, rock
Program 4 (Czwórka – Four) – educational, youth

Quo Vadis Conference: August 22 – 24, 2014, Vancouver & Whistler

2014 International Polonia Youth Leadership Conference

August 22 – 24, 2014 – Vancouver & Whistler, BC, Canada

For more information visit: http://www.quovadisvancouver.com


The Quo Vadis Conference Series is an annual, weekend-long gathering of young adults, students, and professionals of Polish heritage, aimed to foster leadership skills, reflect on one’s roots, and to sustain a world-wide network of like-minded individuals. The age range of delegates is 18-40 years of age. The conferences allow delegates to participate in leadership challenges, professional networking sessions, skill-building workshops, engrossing events, and engaging lectures and panel discussions with prominent and inspirational guest speakers of local, national, and international Polonia communities, all while meeting and mingling with like-minded Polish youth from around the world.


The Quo Vadis movement first began in Ottawa, Ontario back in 2009, by a group of young and ambitious university students of Polish descent. The conference was proven a success and was deemed a crucial event for today’s young Polonia to engage in, in order to foster a sense of heritage, unity, and leadership within our Polish communities.

After the initial conference in Ottawa, Canadian editions of Quo Vadis were then held in Windsor, Ontario (2010), Toronto, Ontario (2011), Calgary and Canmore, Alberta (2012), Montréal, Québec (2013), and now, Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2012, the movement branched out to the United States, with the first ever US-edition of Quo Vadis held in Chicago, Illinois, followed by New Britain, Connecticut (2013). The first Australian edition was held in Sydney (2013), followed by Melbourne this year.

Welcome to the Polish Language Program at UBC Vancouver!

Witamy Serdecznie!

Why study Polish at UBC?

  • The Polish language courses (POLS) focus on formal acquisition of the Polish language through interactive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Access to printed as well as on-line resources provide a variety of ways for students to learn.
  • We use advanced learning materials and methods, allowing students to find their path to second language acquisition through self-expression in a class environment.

Why study Polish?

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
By learning a foreign language we expand our world. We learn new words and idioms, but also to see the world in a different way.
  • Polish is spoken by almost 40 million people in Poland and around the world. Many more claim their cultural heritage and roots in Poland.
  • Poland is a member of the European Union (EU). Polish provides access to the European professional and business community.
  • Poland has a very rich literary and cultural tradition. It was the native language of Joseph Conrad, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Czeslaw Milosz and Wislawa Szymborska.
  • Poland was the birthplace of Frédéric Chopin and Roman Polanski. Ideas of many world-renowned scientists like Nicolaus Copernicus, Stefan Banach, Marie Curie and Bronisław Malinowski were also written in Polish.
  • Knowledge of Polish opens educational and professional opportunities for you. Participate in exchange programs through UBC Go Global to study at Warsaw University, and join the Polish club at UBC.

Courses are offered in Terms 1 and 2 in alternate years:

  • POLS 200 – Beginner’s Polish (6 credits)
  • POLS 300 – Intermediate Polish (6 credits)

The courses are designed to welcome students from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of interests.

Check out the Polish Language Program website.