New Podcast Mini-Series: My Financial Life

My Financial Life

This month, we launched something new. My Financial Life is a five-episode personal finance podcast series we produced with the help of some of our alumni, partners, and sponsors. It features experts in a range of areas, including financial planning, investing, personal credit, insurance, and travel finance.

What’s on your mind? The power of journaling

Journaling

For a lot of people, the thought of journaling sounds like writing in a diary, but it can be much more than that. Journaling is a powerful outlet to jot down thoughts, questions or insights, and it can help settle the brain and create greater self-awareness; a key component in career self-management.

Trek’s top stories of 2018

UBC cinnamon bun - Trek's top stories of 2018

In 2018, Trek brought you stories about psychedelics, ornithology, smart cities, and lunar expeditions. It also featured Q&As with Dr. David Suzuki, national news anchor Robin Gill, and internationally-renowned tenor Fraser Walters. In the end, however, Trek‘s most read story of the year was about a sweet, sticky treat at the heart of many alumni… Read more

Top podcasts of 2018

Top podcasts of 2018

For many years, since before the podcast became the popular medium it is today, we have recorded and released much of our in-person programming in audio form for your listening enjoyment. As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the year of alumni UBC programming we have had the… Read more

Millennial Voices: Why Job Hopping Can Be a Good Thing for Your Career

Mariam Aamir, BA’17 is a proud UBC alumna currently living in Montreal, Quebec. In this article, she reflects on her own career journey since graduation and shares some of the positive learning and career growth that can come from “job hopping.” Millennials tend to change careers at a faster rate than any other generation. 25%… Read more

18 UBC Alumni (Plus Prof. Ono) Make VanMag’s 2018 Power 50 List

Earlier this month, Vancouver Magazine released its annual Power 50 List and 18 UBC alumni were on the list, taking 17 of the spots (#3 includes two Aquilinis who are alumni). UBC President & Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Santa J. Ono, was also named (#47). These are the UBC alumni that made the list.

Travel Club Sneak Peek for 2019-20

Active travel with alumni UBC In recent years, hundreds of UBC alumni have gone beyond the bucket list and explored the world as part of the alumni UBC Travel Club. With the program growing every year, we’re always working to find new and exciting experiences to offer our alumni travelers. In the coming year, one… Read more

Six UBC Alumni Named to 2018 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40

Congratulations to the six UBC alumni recognized on the 2018 Business in Vancouver Forty Under 40 list. They will be celebrated at BIV’s Forty under 40 Awards gala dinner on January 24, 2019, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. UBC alumni on the BIV Forty Under 40 list Daniel Boffo, BA’01 – Principal, Boffo Properties Caitlin Dunne, MedRes’10 – Co-director,… Read more

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #2

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #2

After an overwhelming positive response to alumni UBC’s Stepping Up to Leadership webinar featuring guest presenter Katherine Lazaruk, we received additional questions and feedback afterwards. We asked Katherine to respond to these inquiries in the form of two vlogs. This is the second one. You can view the first here. View the original Stepping Up… Read more

Recap of UBC Bound! 2018

This summer, in cities across Asia, UBC alumni connected and shared stories and advice with incoming UBC students. Here are recaps and photos from the UBC Bound! meet-ups, submitted by the alumni volunteers.

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #1

Stepping Up to Leadership Follow-up Vlog #1

Hundreds of UBC alumni attended alumni UBC’s live webinar on Stepping Up to Leadership, featuring guest presenter Katherine Lazaruk, BEd’95. The topic was so resonant that we’ve continued to receive questions and feedback. We invited Katherine to respond to these questions in two vlogs. This is the first. Please share your feedback and reactions in… Read more