We have created an online book club exclusively for UBC alumni, focusing on lifelong learning, leadership, harnessing creativity, communication skills and much, much more. The book club will connect through a private forum where alumni can discuss the current book and connect with each other.
The Next Online Book Club Selection
View the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child in Omar El Akkad’s What Strange Paradise
Winner of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize, What Strange Paradise is the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world. But it is also a story of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair—and about the way each of those things can blind us to reality. Omar El Akkad offers us a beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving novel that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child.SIGN UP NOW
Join us as we read and discuss beginning August 5, 2022.
Joining the book club is completely free. You just have to pick up a copy of the book—at your library, UBC Bookstore (save 12% with your Alumni Card), or online—to enjoy. The group will read one book every two months, so you will have plenty of time to read.
Plus, you don’t have to commit to reading every book—we’re not grading you.
alumni UBC uses PBC Guru, a third party service provider hosted outside of Canada (specifically in the USA), in order to provide the Online Book Club as a service to our members. In order to confirm your eligibility and provide you access to PBC Guru, we will collect your name, e-mail address, the year you graduated from UBC, and the program of study in which you graduated. UBC collects this information under the authority of section 26(c) of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Your name, e-mail address, and eligibility to participate in the Online Book Club will be shared with PBC Guru in order to provision your access to these services.
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