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Question Graduate program in History near great snowboarding ?

Hi,

I'm looking for suggestions of a Graduate program in History, taught in English, at a good University near great snowboarding.

For instance, UBC, UVic, and SFU in BC Canada - fit my requirements
as all are good universities with graduate programs in history and all are near Whistler-Blackcomb.

Could you recommend ?

Thanks,
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UNBC in prince george aint to far from Powder king but thats if you're not a parkrat
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UNBC in prince george aint to far from Powder king but thats if you're not a parkrat
Thanks Z.,
Unfortunately, seems that UNBC only offers MA degrees in History (no PhD).
As for Park Rat - fortunately, I'm all-mountain ;-)
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Thanks Z.,
Unfortunately, seems that UNBC only offers MA degrees in History (no PhD).
As for Park Rat - fortunately, I'm all-mountain ;-)
did some research on the whole (under/post)graduate thing still dont get it fully but mweh
you could check out the university's of calgary it wouldnt be to hard to go snowboard at sunshine / olympic park / lake louis i would be suprised if they wouldnt have a history phd/master/bachelor
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honestly, i'd rather drive out of calgary than wade through the mess that is UBC/kits/vancouver or take the fucking ferry from victoria

of course, this also leaves SFU as a viable option, depending on where you plan on living

you'll need a car... transit? fuck off

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did some research on the whole (under/post)graduate thing still dont get it fully but mweh
you could check out the university's of calgary it wouldnt be to hard to go snowboard at sunshine / olympic park / lake louis i would be suprised if they wouldnt have a history phd/master/bachelor
Had to look at Urban Dictionary: mweh
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Undergraduates are BA/B.Sc.
Graduates are MA/M.Sc. and PhD
Above are postgraduates.
As for the History Department at the University of Calgary, it seem a viable option. Thanks.
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honestly, i'd rather drive out of calgary than wade through the mess that is UBC/kits/vancouver or take the fucking ferry from victoria

of course, this also leaves SFU as a viable option, depending on where you plan on living

you'll need a car... transit? fuck off

That's an interesting point you raise. If one reads Vancouver Transportation System: Bus, Ferry, SkyTrain, SeaBus, Limousine, Car, Train, Plane, oe pursues System Maps one may get the impressions that Vancouver has a good transportation system.
I only passed twice through the city en-route to Whistler, so I could never gauge the transportation situation first hand.
So, if I understand you correctly, commuting is a mess ?
How bad is it to Bicycle in Vancouver ? I understand it rains a lot, so there may be a problem there.
I was thinking of living somewhere closer to the US border (Richmond ?). Any input you may want to give would be appreciated.
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the closer you live to the trans-canada highway, the better

of the 3 hills within 30 minutes of downtown, grouse is the most transit-friendly with a city bus going to the base where the gondola is (grouse sucks)
seymour has a shuttle bus that goes from the bottom near a city bus stop (but seymour is tiny)
cypress (the best and most expensive) has no transit access

commuting is a nightmare, and it is all-day in vancouver

there is no skytrain to UBC, that is probably 10 years away at this point (nimbyism reigns supreme)

cycling isn't bad, just remember that it rains pretty much all winter, and you might as well paint a bullseye on your back to make it easier for cars to attack you

richmond - you still have to go through vancouver to go anywhere (no north-south highway because the automobile is the enemy)


if you want to live close to the border with fast access to 6 mountains, you'll want to live in (east to west) pitt meadows/maple ridge, langley, aldergrove, abbotsford, maybe mission, maybe chilliwack

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the closer you live to the trans-canada highway, the better

of the 3 hills within 30 minutes of downtown, grouse is the most transit-friendly with a city bus going to the base where the gondola is (grouse sucks)
seymour has a shuttle bus that goes from the bottom near a city bus stop (but seymour is tiny)
cypress (the best and most expensive) has no transit access

commuting is a nightmare, and it is all-day in vancouver

there is no skytrain to UBC, that is probably 10 years away at this point (nimbyism reigns supreme)

cycling isn't bad, just remember that it rains pretty much all winter, and you might as well paint a bullseye on your back to make it easier for cars to attack you

richmond - you still have to go through vancouver to go anywhere (no north-south highway because the automobile is the enemy)


if you want to live close to the border with fast access to 6 mountains, you'll want to live in (east to west) pitt meadows/maple ridge, langley, aldergrove, abbotsford, maybe mission, maybe chilliwack
Invaluable advice. Thanks. I'll save it and am sure to come back to it when housing is to be decided.

Israel isn't very bicycle friendly, and in Ethiopia one should always be in the frame of mind that all drivers are homicidal lunatics out to get you.
Saying that, I managed to survive 5.5 years of bicycling in Addis Ababa, and 15 years of bicycling in Tel Aviv and Haifa, so probably could try and tackle the crazies on BC roads ;-)

As for the nimbyism blocking the SkyTrain to UBC, the Vancouver municipality should probably use Bangkok as a showcase to the opposers.
The SkyTrain had virtually metamorphosed transportation patterns there. There is an old saying in BKK that where most cities have rush hours twice a day, BKK has only one: starting at 0600 and ending at 2200!
This still holds true today, but if your travel start and end points are near a SkyTrain station - you can complete a 4 hours car journey in 20 minutes!
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UBC SFU...Lets not forget the holyland, just south. If in abbotsford, maybe 45 min and from van probably 75-90 but idk.


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