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

Namomba Shaputu, BA’20

Namomba Shaputu, BA’2020, is a part of the first graduating class since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Learn about Namomba’s experience looking for her first job post-graduation and how she addresses career ambiguity. What is your current city of residence? Vancouver, British Columbia What is your current career/job title? Commercial Banking Associate  What is your current… Read more

Jennifer Dowdeswell, BHK’01

Jennifer Dowdeswell currently works as an Organizational Development and Learning Manager at UBC. Jennifer shares how her work in sports and education and has helped her help others. Read about her story and advice for the Class of 2020. Tell us about your role After two decades away from UBC, I have returned to support… Read more

Alana Newton, BScN’01, MA(CNPS)’08

Alana Newton currently resides in Vancouver and shares her experience as a healthcare worker. Alana combined her skills gained in her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UBC and provides valuable advice for the Class of 2020. Tell us about your role I provide individual, group, and consultative psychotherapy and psychoeducation to those living with complex… Read more

Atila Ozkaplan, BHK’01, MSc’04

Atila Ozkaplan, BHK’01, MSc’04 currently lives in Connecticut, USA, and is the Vice President of Production Operations, Olympics for NBC Sports Group. Being involved with multiple Olympic Games, read what skill he learned on his very first job after graduation and how he’s still using it to this day. Tell us about your role I… Read more

Mauricio Lozano, MFS’09

Local entrepreneur and Faculty Brewery Co. owner and 0perator, Mauricio Lozano, MFS’09, had to quickly pivot his business model, be adaptable and resilient when the pandemic started in March 2020. Faculty Brewing Co is a micro-brewery and tasting lounge located in the Mount Pleasant area in Vancouver. We were fortunate to speak to Mauricio in… Read more

Gillian McKay, BSN’09

Gillian McKay, BSN’09 currently works as an Independent Consultant – Humanitarian Health Advisor in London, U.K. Following her first role as a Registered Nurse at VGH, Gillian’s work has taken her around the world. In this story, Gillian shares how the current Covid-19 pandemic is shaping her career and provides useful advice to the Class… Read more