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

My Career Story: Getting a Tech Job without a Tech Degree

There is a common misconception that the only way to get a job in Tech is to have a Computer Science degree. However, as the world of work continues to see an increase in technological advances, so do the opportunities to grow in a Tech career. Whether you’re just exploring what a working in Tech… Read more

Trailblazers at Work – In Calgary

Don’t miss this in-depth conversation with alumnae leaders as they share their career journeys, offer advice and propose new ideas and ways of thinking about the workplace. Discover how they have broken barriers, achieved success and are building a better, stronger, more inclusive workplace.

Is it Time To Wave the Flag?

Canada is widely regarded as a leader in diversity and inclusion, leading the way for LGBTQ2 equality. Major strides including formal legislation have been made toward advancing equality, but more needs to be done. This begs the question – is it time to wave the flag?

Happy Ever After? How Marriage Impacts Our Health and Happiness

Today, like never before, we have choices around marriage—not just in whether or not we will get married but we are freer to have the types of marriages we want. But as the framework of modern relationships changes, who benefits? Four UBC academics converge to tackle these questions from every angle.

A million reasons to care: The biodiversity crisis in Canada

One million species around the world are at risk of extinction—many in the next few decades. Hear from world-class researchers, hosted by 2011 MacArthur Fellow Sarah Otto, as they outline the recent science and pinpoint conservation approaches that work.