A New Era of Brazilian Politics: The Election of Jair Bolsonaro

by Daniel Blazekovic Fernando Haddad hopelessly watched as 57 million Brazilians marked their support for Jair Bolsonaro, who will lead the world’s fourth largest democracy for the next four years. On October 28, 2018, Jair Bolsonaro – a right-wing populist – was elected President of Brazil after receiving 55.1% of the popular vote. It is […]

World Health Summit: Conflict and Health

Fiona Downey The World Health Summit has been held annually in Berlin since 2009. The summit hosts dignitaries and experts from politics, academia, and the private sector to discuss the current state of global health. The central topics of the 2016 summit included migration and refugee health, infectious diseases, health development goals, and technological innovation. […]

International Student Investment and the Case of Vantage College

Tracy Wang The University of British Columbia (UBC) recently began construction on Vantage College, the home for its unique Vantage One program. The 11 month-long program is designed for international students who are academically qualified, but fail to meet the university’s minimum English language requirements. Students at the College will have a customized curriculum with specialized language instruction […]