Individual & Society


“When it came to making the final decision about the program, I chose Individual & Society because it incorporated one of my favourite graphic novels – Persepolis. But it turned out to be much more. The theme in my year -“consumerism and consumption”- harmonized ideas and concepts from multiple subjects that piqued my interests. I was equipped with critical thinking skills and provided with the most supportive community that recognized what I brought with me as a person.”

Rohina, Individual & Society, International Relations major


“Joining CAP in my first year was the best decision I could have made, as it opened my mind to the variety of paths that I could take in my academic career. What I remember most about my time in the CAP program is the sense of community it offered. I gained friends from every CAP stream and only through sharing thoughts and experiences with them was I able to decide on my major. CAP definitely was the right choice for my friends and me, and I believe it is the right choice for anyone!”

Sina B., Individual and Society, Political Science major


mildr“The highlight of this program for me was the CAP conference when I was a speaker presenting my research paper to CAP students and professors. It was a great experience that I would recommend you to present your own work during the conference. Looking back at first year, I highly appreciated this program that allowed me to have a different first year program than other people. I met the best professors and also my best friends in this program.”

—Mild R., Individual and Society





“I believe ASTU should be a required course for all 1st year students. The skills I have acquired in academic writing have helped me tremendously in many of my other classes, especially with writing research papers.  I received high marks on all of my term papers and felt ahead of my classmates because ASTU provided me with a great learning foundation in writing and research that I would not have received otherwise.”

—Danielle F., Individual and Society



“Looking back on my experience at UBC, one of my best decisions was enrolling into the CAP program. The CAP program eased the transition from high school to university with the cohort system, a standardized class schedule you share with peers who hold similar academic interests. The structure of the program allows for more interaction among peers and emphasizes “out of the box” thinking through connecting unique issues from separate disciplines, for example psychology and economics. Reflecting back, the core critical thinking, research, and writing strategies I developed in ASTU 100 have helped me time and time again post CAP.”

—Lauren L., Individual and Society, Accounting major, Bachelor of Commerce