“Vancouver seems to be trying its hardest to drum out the disgruntled Brit in me.” Tom at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Now, if there’s one thing English people are disinclined to endorse it’s any sort of display of emotion towards strangers that is anything but mild (and private) approbation. Vancouver seems to be trying its hardest to drum out the disgruntled Brit in me: on four separate occasions my listless and absent-minded glances that happen to…

“I’m sure I shall miss the wondrous sites that I see out of my bedroom window here on a daily basis” Jeff at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada

You only start to appreciate how cold the conditions can truly be in Canada once you’re out on the rivers and lakes, breaking through inches of ice, trying to collect invertebrates for your taxonomic collection; instead of viewing the splendour and warmth which the idyllic scenes normally radiate across the valley and mountain tops. That’s…

“I feel incredibly lucky that I have been given the chance to experience Canadian life in such a wonderful environment for the year” Emily at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

On an American and English Literature degree, I chose to spend my year abroad at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, with a view to writing my dissertation on Indigenous literature.  I’ve had a wonderful 6 months here so far and I can’t wait to see what the remaining 2 months will bring. …