Alumni News & Events

Dana Claxton Wins 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Visual Arts

Oct 17th, 2016

Congratulations to AHVA faculty member Dana Claxton who has been awarded the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Award for Visual Arts and to AHVA MFA graduate Carlos Colín who was named by Claxton as an emerging artist who demonstrates the promise of the next generation in the Visual Arts. Twenty-four individuals, one artist collective, and one business are […]


A Thousand Kinds of Wind Unveiled at Gordon Neighbourhood House

Jun 8th, 2016

A community-based experiential learning project On May 17, 2016, Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver’s West End hosted a celebration of A Thousand Kinds of Wind, the recently installed sculptural work in the atrium of the building. The event recognized both the achievements of students from Professor Richard Prince’s VISA 401D class in the Department of […]


AHVA MFA Grads A Akhavan and R Boisjoly in the news!

Oct 29th, 2015

ABBAS AKHAVAN WINS THE 2015 SOBEY ART AWARD! Halifax, October 28, 2015 – The prestigious 2015 Sobey Art Award has been presented to Abbas Akhavan  representing the Ontario region during tonight’s annual Award Announcement Gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The 2015 finalists emerged from a longlist of 25 Canadian artists under the […]


  • Artifacture (Alumni Exhibition)

    November 30th,  2016

    Artifacture features works by alumni from the BFA Visual Art and BA (Major, Visual Art): Mary Agoncillo Annabelle Allan Dustin Chan Emily Cho Angela Ji Yiying Wu Opening reception: Wednesday, November 30 4:00 to 6:00 pm Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 6163 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC Exhibition runs to January...


  • From Imperial to Canadian Citizenship: Photography, Race, and Belonging in the Former British Empire, 1900–1948

    September 28th,  2016

    Free Public Talk by Dr. Gabrielle Moser, AHVA Postdoctoral Fellow   This talk traces the emergence of citizenship as a photographable subject in the British Empire at the beginning of the twentieth century, taking as its focus an archive of 6,700 images produced by the Colonial Office Visual Instruction Committee:...


  • MARINA ROY Your Kingdom to Command

    June 2nd,  2016

    Offsite Opening | Thursday June 2, 2016 | 6-8pm Join us for the opening of Offsite: Marina Roy, the 13th installation in the Gallery’s ongoing Offsite series. Artist Talk: Tuesday June 7, 7pm | Blue Moon Theatre, Shangri-La, 1100 West Georgia Street


  • Art History, Visual Art and Theory: New School/Old School

    October 10th,  2012

    7:30 pm – 9:00 pm You are invited to join your fellow alumni and friends from UBC’s Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory to hear notable alumniGrant Arnoldand Patrik Andersson speak about what they have been up to since graduating from UBC. Hosted by Heffel Fine Art, New...


  • New School/Old School: An Art History, Visual Art and Theory Event

    April 4th,  2012

    You are invited to join your fellow alumni and friends from UBC’s Art History, Visual Art & Theory Program as well as hear notable alumnus Ian Wallace speak about what he’s been up to since graduating from UBC. You are invited to join your fellow alumni and friends from UBC’s...