Online Book Club - July 2022

Online
Book Club

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.

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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.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SPONSOR

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