Your Next Career Step – Episode #4: Understanding Employee Motivation During Change and Uncertainty

In this episode, host Nicole Yeasting, BA ’11, Manager of alumni UBC’s Career Program speaks with Leah Allinger Pezer, BA’02. Leah is a Researcher at the University of Calgary and Principal CoFounder at Lead the Future. She shares her experience as a professional athlete, how sport and leadership are intertwined and how to better understand employees motivations during change and uncertainty.

Your Next Career Step – Episode #2: Effective Ways to Lead Virtual Teams

In this episode, host, Nicole Yeasting, BA’11, Manager of alumni UBC’s Career Program, speaks with Magdalena Blasiak, BA’99, a UBC alumna, Certified Leadership Coach, Project Management Professional, and owner of Shine Forward Consulting about what we can do as individuals and leaders to lead effective teams while working remotely.

My Career Story: Making the Most of my International Internship

Are you interested in going on an internship abroad and learning more about what the benefits are for your personal, professional, and academic life? Or maybe you are already getting ready to go on an international internship or study abroad program and want to find out ways to make the most of the experience. This… Read more

Launch a Career in Canada

Alumni who came to UBC as international students share stories of their career journeys and give their insights on how they made the transition from UBC to the Canadian workplace.

Spotlight on Mental Health – Featuring Humble The Poet

On March 10, 2020, Dean Blye Frank, UBC Faculty of Education, hosted a special talk and panel discussion on mental health, featuring Humble The Poet. Humble The Poet (Kanwer Singh) is a former school teacher turned into a best-selling author, hip-hop artist, designer, filmmaker, influencer and public speaker in the area of education, leadership and… Read more

Industry Night: Careers in Video Gaming

The video game industry supports over 48,000 full time roles in Canada, which tells us there is a huge opportunity not just in work directly related to game development, but in non-technical roles as well. Industry professionals discuss the good, the bad, and the unexpected elements of the industry in this panel discussion.

My Career Story: Journeys in Entrepreneurship

Considering entrepreneurship as a potential career direction? Hear from a panel of distinguished women who will share stories from their entrepreneurial journeys. Hear about mistakes they made and some of the lessons they learned along the way. Success doesn’t come easily, so find out what it took for these remarkable entrepreneurs to get to where… Read more

alumNIGHTS: Leadership Lessons

In December 2019, alumni UBC launched a year-long series that will connect and engage alumni around the theme of leadership. The series kicked off in Vancouver with an evening where UBC alumni gathered to network and learn from high-profile industry leaders. The evening began with a panel discussion where the leaders shared some of their… Read more