Student Spotlight

Learning to Question: Chia-ying Yeh and Minsheng Scholarship Winner Yuxin Guo

Back home in Beijing last December 19, 2020, third-year UBC student Yuxin Guo received a pleasant surprise: she was one of 15 winners of the Excellence Award (优秀奖) for the Chia-ying Yeh and Minsheng Scholarship. Among the 15 winners, Yuxin is the only student who hails from a North American university. The scholarship was started […]

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Bridging Life and Language: Mandarin Speech Contestant Spotlight — Laura Lee

This year, the 2020 “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest took place online with the theme of “one world, one family”. Korean-Canadian fourth-year student Laura Lee was chosen to represent British Columbia in this global competition. Laura took her first Mandarin class at UBC, and is now majoring in Chinese Language and Culture, as well as […]

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Finding My Identity | Student Spotlight: Matthew Remedios

“Where are you from?” A question that seems simple but can often be hard to answer. Matthew is a third-year student at UBC currently studying commerce. His experiences in learning Chinese has had a huge impact on his life, shaping his journey to find his identity. Listen to his story to hear what he has […]

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How has Chinese shaped my life? | Student Spotlight: Jennifer Packet

  Jennifer recently graduated from UBC last year in International Economics. She began taking Chinese classes with the UBC Chinese Language Program since her first year at the university and continued until graduation. Throughout her years at UBC, she has had many unique experiences from participating in Chinese speech competitions to interning overseas. Listen to […]

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