A Home Base For Global Thinking

A Home Base For Global Thinking

Student Development and Services, Enrollment Services
Share Story Related Content Add to my report

A global perspective at UBC requires the engagement of students in the affairs of the world. A powerful tool in encouraging debate and conversation about global issues is the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge & Resource Centre.

The Global Lounge serves as a home base for globally focused UBC student clubs and organizations. It is a physical place devoted to providing meeting space and other resources to over 1000 student members. Walking into the Global Lounge quickly shows that it is more than a space, but rather a community of people actively working on shaping their roles as citizens of the world.

Creating and funding the lounge is only part of UBC’s commitment. Students with ideas that have the potential to make an impact at the university or around the world can qualify for a grant from the Global Fund. Up to $2000 is available for student-led initiatives, projects or events that are rooted in the values of international engagement, intercultural understanding, sustainability and collaboration. Last year alone, more than a dozen student projects were successfully funded and implemented.

The connections created through the Global Lounge literally span the world and have the potential to influence great change. Finding ways to harness the energy of motivated students with support and encouragement is what makes UBC a recognized world leader.

Related Content

The Global Lounge serves as a home base for globally focused UBC student clubs and organizations.

Associated Commitment

Intercultural Understanding
Global Lounge Building Credit: Global Lounge

Associated Campus

Okanagan Campus

Associated Campus

Vancouver Campus


RT @ubcSPPGA: Apply to UBC’s Institute for Future Legislators hosted by @UBCDemocracy this July & August for hands-on mentoring & training…
22 Apr, 19
RT @ubcMPPGA: Aspiring to make a difference at the local, provincial, or federal level by serving in elective office? Apply to UBC’s Instit…
20 Apr, 19
@UBCJournalism student @hinazimam covered one of our recent collaborative events with @ubcSPPGA & some student… https://t.co/hyWQ9Ybcrv
19 Apr, 19
RT @UBCstudentlife: Congress 2019–Canada’s largest interdisciplinary conference–is being hosted at #UBC from June 1 - 7. They need Social M…
16 Apr, 19
Year-End Updates from the Global Lounge🌸 - https://t.co/7EagN9qfXG https://t.co/N70Viid8K5
12 Apr, 19
🎉Happy End of Term! We know exams are stressful, so to help you out a bit, we've got free snacks, tea, coffee, & lo… https://t.co/BysrT8UJ0x
11 Apr, 19
--> The Conference is a 2-day event that seeks to challenge our understanding of western epistemologies and offer t… https://t.co/GpEtKjVQG2
10 Apr, 19
🚨OPPORTUNITY ALERT!🚨 Afrocentrism Conference 2019 needs a team of dedicated, passionate volunteers to join - Applic… https://t.co/uR0jIueGzo
10 Apr, 19
Weekly Updates from the Global Lounge + Happy Last Week of Classes! - https://t.co/6nGOLF1zE1 https://t.co/uxrJYavnJ4
6 Apr, 19
🌸 Happy Monday! 🌸 We can't believe that we're in the last week of school already! We hope that you can find some ti… https://t.co/erwIjw1cLL
1 Apr, 19

Leave a Reply