Registration for the event is now closed.
Registration for the event is now closed.
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.
Learn more about the Canadian job market and gain valuable and practical tips on establishing a career in Canada. The event will feature:
This event is limited to current international UBC students.
Registration is $10 (GST included, non-refundable). To register online, click HERE. If you're unable to register online, please visit the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers front desk or email us.
Click on tabs below to view the alumni / industry professionals attending the event!
Aarti Rupani, Manager, Product and Operational Excellence
Ahmed Shahbaz, Systems Developer, Investment Analytics
Aletha Utimati, Associate Project Manager
Ali Hussein, Housing Youth Worker (Panelist)
Amir Tangestani, BIM/Technology Manager
Andrew Bai, EIT
Archie Ganesha, Operation Manager
Armando Elias, Client Partner, Consulting Services
Arya Shao, Academic Advisor
Ashish Joseph, Technical Recruiter
Brian Cheung, Business Analyst
Charlene Wee, Performance Auditor
Chichi Wang, Associate
Cynthia Bai, Associate
Cynthia Ma, Financial Analyst
Daman Singh, Senior Business Analyst
Enrique Gonzalez, Project Manager
Hao Min, CEO (Panelist)
Ifeanyi Agu, Software Engineer
Isabella Squarisi, Senior Program Assistant
Jen Boyadjian, Digital Marketing Consultant
Johainah Condillac, Program Manager
Kevin Wang, CEO
Kuljeet Kaushal, Program Manager
Kuzi Mutonga, Independent Consultant
Kyubak Lee, New Business Development Manager
Leo Chen, Founder and CEO
Lianping Ti, Research Scientist (Panelist)
Luke Lu, School Counsellor
Luke Yin, Translator
Maryam Shirmohammad, PhD student
Maya Goldstein, Coordinator
Nancy Pepper, Community and Social Mitigation Manager
Napat Tamisanon, Junior Mechanical Engineer
Navin Schaduangrat, Digital Marketing Manager
Nishant Uniyal, Data Scientist
Paiman Parmaei, Release Engineer
Peter Zhao, Software Engineer
Qinqin Zhang, Reference Librarian
Ramon Campos, Contract Manager, Consultant
Ravi Bhosale, Strategy Manager
Rebecca Tinsley, VP Operations
Ricardo Cao, Reporting Analyst
Ritu Ratan, Clinical Research Associate
Rocky Wang, Market Analyst
Selena Di, IT Project Manager
Tala Talachian, Structural Engineer
Ting Xie, Financial Advisor
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud, Communications Officer
Yoyo Eto, Program Coordinator, Workplace Learning
Yui Nonoyama, Senior HR Generalist
Here are the alumni / industry professionals on the panel:
Hao Min is Co-Founder and CEO of Bold Properties Inc. and one of Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 in 2017! Hao was born and raised in the Hubei Province of China. After obtaining a Bachelors of Applied Science in computer engineering at UBC, he completed the Building Construction program through BCIT. He then went on to finish an MBA at the Sauder School of Business in 2013. Hao is a firm believer of in the importance of education and has even established a continued education program to encourage team members to grow and learn. As one of the Co-Founders of Bold, Hao places a priority on maintaining high levels of integrity and transparency. With a passion for building community, Hao is committed to putting a unique stamp on Vancouver’s real estate landscape. In the six years since the company’s founding, Bold has amassed a portfolio of nine major projects in Metro Vancouver, in addition to a number of custom home developments. The total value of those developments is more than $490 million. More important than those dollar figures is Bold’s thriving team of more than 40 people – something that Hao states is key to the company’s success. Hao challenges his teams to think beyond the physical building to the development of the human experience people will have living there. Hao is an active member of professional associations such as Urban Development Institute (UDI), Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (VBoT), and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association. During his downtime, Hao finds pleasure in reading history novels and has an eye for photography.
Ali graduated from UBC Faculty of Arts with Political Science Major and International Relations Minor. Currently working with Pacific Community Resource Society as a Youth Housing Worker, Ali provides support to youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness that fall outside the eligibility for funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Previously, Ali worked with Immigrant Service Society of British Columbia where he was responsible for coordinating, developing and administrating contracted youth programming while also running and implementing the Multicultural Youth Circle (MY Circle) program. Ali is also involved with UBC Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy on a research project that focusses on living, learning and teaching Dadaab refugee camp. Originally from Kenya, Ali travelled back to Kenya and conducted field research to develop the UBC teacher education program in Dadaab. In his spare time, Ali enjoys playing soccer and boxing.
Lianping Ti, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the Epidemiology and Population Health program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her research largely focuses on understanding the intersections between substance use, infectious diseases, and the delivery and efficacy of healthcare systems. She currently leads a prospective cohort study of patients who have successfully cleared hepatitis C (HCV) using direct-acting antiviral therapy to primarily investigate HCV re-infection. She also has international research experience working on a serial cross-sectional mixed-methods study to explore experiences with access to health and harm reduction services among people who inject drugs in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally from Thailand, Dr. Ti holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Public Health from Simon Fraser University.
Here are the students that will be moderating the panel!
Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Ani is a highly motivated and driven scholar. Her interests lie in project management and consulting as they involve drawing heavily from a varied of experiences and skills, research, teamwork, innovation and design thinking. As a global citizen and student leader on campus, her interests and involvements also include advocacy for inclusion of Africa in discourse around UBC and the community, and inter-cultural understanding. She enjoys engaging in opportunities that foster collaboration and dialogue.
Rhoda moved to Canada in 2013 from Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya to study at the University of British Columbia, thanks to the World University Services of Canada- Student Refugee Program(WUSC-SRP). Her experiences from being raised in a refugee camp taught her the value of resilience, adaptability, and compassion. She believes that when tragedy befalls human beings, and instill a feeling of victimhood, it can be challenging to overcome. Her passion lies in supporting people who have been through difficult life experiences. She champions education for refugee children and is a founding member of an education initiative called Sponsor a Child Education (SCE). Despite her being a full-time student, Rhoda has been passionately involved in student Peer Programs as a Sauder Orientation leader, Academic Success Coach, WUSC-SRP Global Lounge Representative, and has participated in numerous community initiatives. She envisions a world where everyone feels valuable. Rhoda is a 5th year student of Business Technology Management with Co-op, in the BCOM undergraduate program, Tedx Terry Speaker, Director and Founding member of Sponsor a Child Education, and aspiring Data Analyst.