Patrice Meteunou

City of Port Coquitlam
Parks and Recreation
Yaounde, Cameroon
Burnaby, Canada

What are your main responsibilities or activities in your current position?

Plan and execute parks maintenance activities.

How does your current work relate to your graduate degree?

Key things learned that help me in my daily task: ecological restoration, vegetation management, project management, and urban forestry

What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?

The main reason to pursue graduate studies at UBC is to receive outstanding education from professionals and knowledgeable and resourceful lecturers.

What key things did you do, or what attitudes or approaches did you have, that contributed to your success?

Key points for my success that I would advise to others: being respectful to your teachers and academic representatives, being open to volunteering, and creating and seizing any opportunities for networking.

What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?

Beside being concentrated on their studies, I would advise students to be open minded and to seize opportunities for skills related to their main study field.


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