Annie Wang, BSc’17

This article was originally featured by the Faculty of Forestry’s Asian Forest Research Centre. To access the original article, click here. In the award-winning book “The Faraway Nearby”, Rebecca Solnit reminds us that we’re all made of stories, and to love someone is to tell yourself their stories. “What’s your story? It’s all in the… Read more

Ivy Hui, BCom’18

Ivy Hui

Ivy Hui, BCom’18 currently lives in Hong Kong and works as a Marketing Management Trainee for Unilever. Ivy describes her experience moving to Hong Kong and navigating the change from academia to the corporate field. Tell us about your role  As a Marketing Management Trainee, I am responsible for managing brands in different categories. These… Read more

Adriano Clemente, BA’18

Adriano works as a Mentor Coordinator at Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Adriano currently resides in Burnaby and shares his experience living an intentional life. Read more about how Adriano has followed his passions and interests with his degree in Sociology, and his advice on living an intentional life. Tell us about your role My… Read more

Rita Irwin, EdD’88

Professor Rita Irwin currently resides in Richmond and instructs at UBC. Dr. Irwin shares her experience navigating change throughout her distinguished career and provides introspective advice on how to navigate times of change.  Tell us about your role After completing my EdD’88 at UBC, I taught at Lakehead University in Ontario before returning to UBC… Read more

Catherine Ohler BSc’14

Catherine Ohler spent her time at UBC playing for the Women’s Thunderbird Rugby team (2010-14) while completing her undergraduate degree. Since graduating from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, Catherine has worked in the non-profit sector and has made a significant career change. Read about how Catherine has navigated change and the advice she has for those… Read more

Sara Badiei, BASc’04, MASc’07

Sara Badiei currently lives in Coquitlam and works as a Business Development Executive at Unity Technologies. After completing her MSc (Engineering) Sara spent several years working in the non-profit sector across the globe before changing course. Read more about how Sara made a significant career move and how she navigates change. Tell us about your… Read more

Tony Yang, BSc’08, PhD‘16

Tony Yang, BSc’08, PhD’16 resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, and works as a Translational Research Program Manager at UBC and Providence Health Care (PHC). Dr. Yang shares his experience providing mentorship through his own non-profit and the diverse skillsets he has gained throughout his career. Tell us about your role I am building and managing… Read more

Danielle Bicknell, BA’08

Danielle (Dani) Bicknell, BA’08 currently resides in Oakland, California. Dani works as a Program Manager at SecondMuse, a social impact consulting firm. Dani shares how she is driven by her passion and how to navigate these current times. Tell us about your role I work as a Program Manager for SecondMuse, a global social impact… Read more

Sharon Shamuyarira, BCom’19

Sharon Shamuyarira currently works as a Consultant at IBM, her first role since graduating in 2019. Sharon shares how her work is helping other organizations transition into the future. She also shares techniques she uses to address career ambiguity. Tell us about your role I work as a Consultant in the Talent and Transformation Practice…. Read more

Sharon Hobenshield, EdD’16

Dr. Sharon Hobenshield’s (EdD) ancestry is Gitxsan First Nation on her Mother’s side and Austrian-Canadian on her Dad’s.  She works at Vancouver Island University as the Director of the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement.  Sharon completed her Doctor of Education degree at UBC in Policy and Educational Leadership in 2016. Her research focused on… Read more

Hassan Bhatti, BSc’16

Hassan Bhatti completed his Bachelor of Science in 2016, double majoring in Physics and Economics. Hassan has forged his own career pathway, working in many different roles and sectors ranging from engineering to consulting. Recently, Hassan has co-founded his own company, CryptoNumerics, which focuses on ensuring data privacy is preserved. Hassan is also a member… Read more

Mark Sutherland, BSN’09

Mark Sutherland completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009. Since then Mark has worked as a nurse and has since transitioned to become a Policy Analyst at Provincial Health Services Authority in Vancouver. Marks shares his experience in the field and his advice for new and recent graduates. Tell us about your role… Read more