Creating continuity and community with our graduate alumni is important to us both as a University and as a Faculty. Alumni are important in so many ways to the health and vibrancy of an educational institution. As academics, advocates, mentors, fund-raisers and leaders our graduate alumni are living examples of the knowledge and values prized by the UBC community.

If you are a UBC Alumni we invite you to keep your contact information current with alumni UBC. We encourage you to explore opportunities to connect with other alumni and ask that you consider opportunities to engage with current students, whether as volunteers or mentors.

Consider too, proposing your own ideas of how we can best engage with you. Though your official time as a student here may be at an end, opportunities for enriching your experience with life-long learning and social and career connections abound. Please visit the alumni UBC website for more information.

Advice from UBC Alumni

Carolina Chanis, MSc' 12, Forestry, Prairie Paper Ventures Inc (May 2013-Dec 2014), MBA candidate, Switzerland (Jan 2015-)
Heather Bliss, PhD’14, Linguistics SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Victoria https://sites.google.com/site/drheatherblis
Ben Paylor, PhD’15, Experimental Medicine, Friedman Scholar, Stanford (Apr-Sep 2015), Associate, McKinsey & Co. (Fall 2015-)
Ben Paylor, PhD’15, Experimental Medicine, Friedman Scholar, Stanford (Apr-Sep 2015), Associate, McKinsey & Co. (Fall 2015-)
Ben Paylor, PhD’15, Experimental Medicine, Friedman Scholar, Stanford (Apr-Sep 2015), Associate, McKinsey & Co. (Fall 2015-)
Ben Paylor, PhD’15, Experimental Medicine, Friedman Scholar, Stanford (Apr-Sep 2015), Associate, McKinsey & Co. (Fall 2015-)

Alumni on Success

Peter Frischmann

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) [2010]
Job Title
Co-Founder & CTO
Employer
Sepion Technologies

Kevin Shopsowitz

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) [2012]
Job Title
Medical student
Employer
University of British Columbia

Clement Cheung

Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) [2014]
Job Title
Chemical Operation Technologist
Employer
Phyton Biotech LLC

Michael Donaldson

Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD) [2012]
Job Title
Content Development Manager
Employer
Canadian Science Publishing

Amy Kirkham

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) [2016]
Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer
University of Alberta

Arash Takshi

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) [2007]
Job Title
Associate Professor
Employer
University of South Florida

Christine Marie Tipper

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) [2008]
Job Title
Assistant Professor & Neuroimaging Scientist
Employer
University of British Columbia, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

Chang Liu

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) [2013]
Job Title
Research Scientist
Employer
SCIEX

Elaine Anderson

Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (PhD) [2009]
Job Title
Regional Environmental Protection Coordinator
Employer
Correctional Service of Canada

Kenneth Tupper

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD) [2011]
Job Title
Director, Problematic Substance Use Prevention
Employer
British Columbia Ministry of Health

Vanessa Lapointe

Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology (PhD) [2006]
Job Title
Registered Psychologist, Parenting Educator, Author
Employer
Self-Employed

Ryan Philippe

Doctor of Philosophy in Botany (PhD) [2008]
Job Title
Director of R&D
Employer
Manus Biosynthesis

Obi Griffith

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD) [2008]
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Employer
Washington University School of Medicine

Andrew Ming-Lum

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD) [2012]
Job Title
Associate
Employer
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Barry Po

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhD) [2005]
Job Title
Senior Director, Product & Business Development
Employer
NGRAIN

Freddy Pina

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD) [2011]
Job Title
President
Employer
PBRV Consulting Ltd.

Janet Mah

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) [2010]
Job Title
Psychologist
Employer
PHSA - BC Children's Hospital

Hooman Rezaei

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD) [2013]
Job Title
Senior Research Scientist
Employer
FPInnovations

Jennifer Geddes-McAlister

Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology (PhD)
Job Title
Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Poh Tan

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD) [2008]
Job Title
Founder and CEO
Employer
Innoguidance Consulting

Jenna Riffell

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD) [2011]
Job Title
Manager
Employer
Kaiser Associates

Liam Spencer

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) [2006]
Job Title
Research Scientist
Employer
The Dow Chemical Company

Steven Huan Liang

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) [2010]
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Employer
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Katharine Popejoy

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD) [2007]
Job Title
Research Program Development Officer
Employer
Lehigh University

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