Chinese-Speaking Residents at ‘Welcome Event’

More than 70 residents were in attendance; evening was entertaining as well as educational

By Ying Zhou, Chair, UNA Civic Engagement Committee

Ying June 9 tour

New Chinese-speaking residents enjoy welcoming event at The Chan Centre.
Photo credit Qiu Hong




On June 9, UBC invited members of the UNA civic engagement committee to a ‘Welcome Event’ at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

More than 70 new Chinese-speaking residents attended this event, which was preceded by a walk to the Chan from The Old Barn Community Centre led by UBC executives Alden Habacon, director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development, and Joe Stott, director of planning. They were warmly greeted at the Chan by Joyce Hinton, co-managing director.

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Working Draft of ‘Intercultural Promise’ Presented to Board of Governors

The working draft of The Intercultural Promise v1.9.4, the intercultural understanding mid-level strategic plan, was presented to the UBC Board of Governors on November 19, 2013.

Above is the Prezi that was presented to the Board of Governors, followed by a question period (please be patient, as It might take some time to load).

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Working Draft v1.9.3 | Sixth Substantial Revision of Working Draft Available for Review

After an extensive review of Working Draft v1.9.2, by Faculty Subject Matter Experts, the UBC Executive and the Committee of Deans (January 2013) another substantial revision of the working draft of the intercultural understanding strategic plan was produced (v1.9.3), incorporating all the feedback received. It was first presented to the UBC community at the UBC Vancouver Senate in May 2013, and received very positive feedback from the Senators, President and Chancellor.

The Executive Summary and Working Draft of The Intercultural Promise, recently updated to v1.9.4 can be downloaded below:

Intercultural Understanding Exec Summary v1.9.4 – August 2013

Info sessions and presentations are being made all across the Vancouver campus. For more information or to arrange a presentation in your unit, please email Anna Wong at



Intercultural Understanding Mid-Level Startegic Plan | Place and Promise

Intercultural understanding is a one of the nine commitments in UBC’s strategic plan, Place and Promise: The UBC PlanSince December of 2010, UBC has been developing the mid-level strategic plan for this commitment:

The University engages in reflection and action to build intercultural aptitudes, create a strong sense of inclusion, and enrich our intellectual and social life.

More information about the actions and goals reflected in this commitment can be found at