Launch a career in Canada

Launch a Career in Canada

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

Launch a Career in Canada is UBC’s annual networking event dedicated to supporting the career development of UBC International Students. International students have the opportunity to connect with Industry Professionals, many of whom were once International Students, and learn how they made a successful transition from UBC to the Canadian workplace.

Discover how industry professionals across different sectors launched their careers in Canada. 

Learn more about the Canadian job market and gain valuable and practical tips on establishing a career in Canada. Ask international alumni about their experiences during interactive roundtable speed networking sessions. Then, connect during a networking reception (refreshments and appetizers will be served). This event is limited to international UBC students.

Registration is $10 + GST (non-refundable). To register in person please visit the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers front desk.

Attending professionals

Take a look at this year's attending industry professionals:

2017 Attendees

Dr. Lino Coria

Computer Vision Engineer, Wivv Wearables Inc

Electrical Engineering, PhD, 2008

Nemkumar Banthia

Professor, Distinguished University Scholar & Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation, CEO and Scientific Director: Canada India Research Center of Excellence (IC-IMPACTS), Editor-in-Chief: J. of Cement and Concrete Composites, UBC

PhD in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, 1987

Iozsef Miskolczi 

Senior Consultant (Geotechnical Engineering), SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.

MASc, Mining and the Environment, 2007

Jesus Ramon Campos Menchero

Contract Manager - Consultant, Oversight & Conformance, BC Hydro

Yoyo Eto

Program Coordinator, Workplace Learning, UBC - CSI&C

BA Psychology / Master of Management, 2014

Maya Zwang

Program Assistant, UBC MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

BA Psychology, 2016

Ifeanyi Agu

Software Development Engineer, Ping Identity

Master of Software Systems, 2015

Hamid Khaleghi

Operations Research Analyst, Rick Hansen Institute

Masters / Chemical Engineering, 2014

Meera Madhavan


Master Of Software Systems, 2014

Jorge Cardenas

Branch Head, Vancouver Public Library

Master in Library and Information Studies, 2013

Mayara Benedette

Marketing Communications Specialist, VERICO Financial Group

Bachelor of Environmental Design, 2013

Guanjie Zhao

Software Developer, SAP

BUCS - Combined Business Computer Science, 2015

Amir Maleki

PhD Student, UBC

MSc/ Mechanical engineering, 2014

Dami Oloidi

Marketing Associate, Meyler Capital

Master of Management, 2015

Meike Schieb

Employment Counsellor, North Shore Multicultural Society

Arts, Psychology, 2014

Napat Tamisanon

Junior Mechanical Engineer, Best Cyclotron System

Engineering physics, 2015

Tracy Li

Manager Financial Advice, CIBC

BA / Econ and Stats, 2010

Alexander Aleksandrov

Talent Associate, Mercer

BCom, 2013

Amy Chiu

PhD Candidate, UBC, Pharmaceutical Science

Siddharth Srinivasan

Senior Software Developer and Team Lead, Zymeworks Inc.

M.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering, 2006

Carlo Sanabria

Transition Associate, Canaccord Genuity

BCOMM, 2015

Conor Black

Residential Mortgage Funder, First National Financial LP

Bachelor of Arts-History major, International Relations minor, 2015

Xueqing Wang

Graduate Student, Chemistry

Kate Moon

Logistics Coordinator, Lush

Bachelor of Commerce, 2011

Jeffrey Aschkinasi

Project Manager, Clevest

BA, English Language, 2015

Xiaoxi Xu

Human Resource Assistant, Asia Star Media

BA in Psychology, 2016

Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

Communications Officer, The Sea Around Us

,Master of Journalism, 2015

Shan Jiang

PhD Student, UBC School of Population and Public Health

Hae Jung Min

Research Project Assistant, BC Cancer Agency

Cognitive Systems - B.A, 2014

Xuan Huang

Incoming CPA Articling Student at Walsh King LLP; President of UBC DAP Student Club, UBC DAP Student Club; Walsh King LLP

UBC Diploma in Accounting Program (2017), UBC MA in Asian Studies (2014), 

Yuanfei Mei

Payment Assistant, Geoswift Limited

,Economics, 2015

Charlene Wee

Performance Auditor, Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG)

BA (Sociology), MEd (Educational Studies), 1999 BA, 2003 MEd

Minal Chiplunkar

Office Coordinator, PICS WorkBC Employment Services Centre

MA, 2001

Matthew Minson

Digital Marketing Coordinator, TransLink

Arts. Major Psychology minor Economics, 2010

Gillian Hsu

Support Analyst, UBC IT

B.A.Sc., 2008

Xueqing Wang

Student, UBC


Soheil Kianzad

PhD Candidate, UBC

Master/electrical engineering

Angelyne Sarmiento

Research Coordinator, UBC (BC Children's Hospital)

BSc General Science, 2010

Yang Sup Lee

Account Manager, HSBC Bank Canada

Bcom., 2010

Ewuraesi Thompson

Vancouver Chapter Lead, Ladies Learning Code

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2014

Zahra Sumar

Depot Coordinator, Translink

BA Psychology, 2014

Hurriya Burney

Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, RBC

,MBA, 2011

Abid Rehman

Operations Manager, Amazon Canada

Master of Management, 2014

Margarita Julieta Iturriaga Bustamante

Holistic Health and Wellness Coach and Community Organizer, Holistic Healthy Glow/ BC Health Coalition

Bachelor of Arts Political Science Major, International Relations Minor, 2012

Helen Lund

Scientific Recruiter, STEMCELL Technologies

PhD Genome Science and Technology, 2016

Maemi Ishida

Online Marketing Specialist, Thrive Digital

Arts, 2015

Ly Vu

Communications Coordinator, UBC Sauder School of Business

Bachelor of Commerce, 2016

Event Contact

Preetasha Vishwa

Preetasha Vishwa

Advisor, Career & Professional Development

Centre for Student Involvement & Careers