The Intercultural Collaborations Fund provides small grants of up to $500 for student-led initiatives specifically focusing on intercultural understanding and collaboration between UBC cultural clubs. Applications must involve collaboration between two or more UBC cultural clubs and engage students of the UBC community in breaking down cultural silos while cultivating cross-cultural interactions and social cohesion across campus.
This grant is dispersed in partnership with the Global Lounge.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Preference is given to UBCIA member clubs, however, non-UBCIA members are still encouraged to apply. For more information on the Intercultural Collaborations Fund and to download the application form click here.
Intercultural Collaborations Fund
Past Recipients of ICF 2013-2014
World Cinema Club:
The World Cinema Club collaborated with the Tamil Students’ Association on a movie night called Kadhal and Kalyanam: An Intercultural Dialogue on Tamil Culture, Love, and Marriage. They screened several Tamil short films and discussed the themes, stereotypes and cultural aspects behind each film. They ended the evening by serving a free Tamil dinner: chicken and vegetable biryani.
Indigenous Students’ Association:
The Indigenous Students’ Association collaborated with the First Nations Studies Students’ Association on an end-of-year coffee house. The event included performances from various indigenous and non-indigenous cultures, a food buffet, and a silent auction to raise money for the inaugural UBC Pow Wow taking place in the next academic year.
Jewish Students’ Association:
The Jewish Students’ Association collaborated with four other cultural clubs, the Israel on Campus, Pakistan Students’ Association, Polish Students’ Society, & Vietnamese Students’ Society, on a free Intercultural Potluck Dinner comprising appetizers, main dishes, and desserts from each club’s culture.
Arab Students’ Association:
The Arab Students’ Association collaborated with the Saudi Arabian Students’ Association on a formal dinner event called Sahra Arabia. The event merged different celebratory practices, musical performances, food and a comedy show from the diverse cultures across the Arab world, which comprise 22 countries spanning from West Africa to the Persian Gulf.