Launch a career in Canada

Launch a Career in Canada

March 9, 2020, 6-8 pm at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.

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. The event will feature:

  • A Panel Conversation with Alumni Professionals. Hear the stories of former UBC international students now working in Canada.
  • Roundtable Speed Networking Sessions. You'll have the opportunity to ask international alumni about their experiences & advice.
  • A Networking Reception. Connect during a networking reception (refreshments and appetizers will be served). 

This event is limited to current international UBC students.

Registration is $10 (GST included, non-refundable). 

Panel Conversation

2020 Panelists

Farhan Hussain, Media Specialist, UBC Studios (B.A, Economics, 2018)

I came to UBC as an international student from Bangladesh in 2014. Since then, my time at UBC has truly been a transformative experience. Outside the classroom, getting involved on campus through student clubs, the work-learn program, and Co-op has empowered me to find my passions and find a community here in Vancouver.

After graduating with a degree in economics in 2018, I started working at UBC Studios as a Media Specialist. I primarily edit communication and educational videos for various departments at UBC. There are a lot of inspiring people and projects at UBC, and I find great joy in being able to tell these stories creatively to the wider world.

Transitioning from an international student to a working professional can be an anxious time. However, a lot of wonderful people have helped me navigate my Canadian journey. It's a blessing to have the opportunity to be able to do the same for others and pass it on.


Hamza Saber, Slidepath Engineer, WhiteWater West Industries (B.A.Sc, Civil Engineering, 2013)

Hamza graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering. Originally from Morocco, he lived in France before moving to Canada. He started at Vancouver Island University before transferring to UBC to complete his engineering degree. He was involved in many aspect of campus life including international students organizations, global lounge, French language, and intramural athletics.

Professionally , he started working in the mining industry during summer breaks as internships. After graduating, he joined a start up structural firm. After a few months he realized he was missing excitement and decided to look at the leisure and entertainment industry. He joined WhiteWater West (Global Leader in Waterpaks) as a construction engineer. He traveled to more than 25 countries spanning all 5 continents for the position. He finally transitioned into a sales engineer position helping create more fun experiences and smiles on people faces.


Love-Ese Chile, Principal Researcher & Consultant, Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions (PhD, Chemistry, 2017)

Dr. Love-Ese Chile moved to Vancouver in 2012 from Auckland, New Zealand and completed her doctoral research on biodegradable plastics at the University of British Columbia in 2017.  During her studies Love-Ese became a vocal supporter of sustainability, green chemistry and community-driven science. After finishing graduate school, Love-Ese started down her entrepreneurial path is currently Co-Founder and Lead Scientist at Regenerative Waste Labs as well as Owner and Principal Consultant at Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions. Her research focuses on developing new technology for plastic biodegradation and works to support and validate the use and production of circular products made from renewable resources. Love-Ese works with all levels of government, non-profits and businesses to share her research experience and facilitate discussion, bringing greater understanding to the role of sustainable plastic products within the circular bioeconomy. 


Aimie Lee, Search Engine Optimization Specialist, Lululemon (Bachelor of Commerce, Global Supply Chain & Logistics Management, 2017)

Born in Korea but South American grown trilingual, Aimie is an SEO specialist with a focus in eCommerce. Graduating with the Global SCLM option, she decided to pursue a career in eCommerce after taking the COMM 414 - Data Visualization and Business Analytics course. Her personal interest in the digital space influenced her decision to go after a career in the marketing field. After two years at a digital agency she decided to move in house and is now living the sweatlife at lululemon.

Her highlight as a student was studying in Copenhagen and in Singapore with her Global SCLM cohort. Her favourite course however was at UBC; COMM 483 - Leadership and General Management with professor Bob Elton. In her free time Aimie enjoys searching for inspiration to help cultivate digital strategies.



Njoki Mburu, Global Resource Systems, Faculty of Land & Food Science 

Since August 2016, the community within and around UBC has helped me re-define and re-imagine my interests, goals and values. Through the Global Resource Systems Program (GRS) within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, I have encountered forms of learning informed by human connection and that extend beyond the classroom. This pedagogy has taken me back to familiar spaces in my home, Kenya, and to unfamiliar environments in Indonesia and the USA. In pursuing my specialisation in Environmental Policy and Community Self-sufficiency, I continue forming friendships and networks across local and global geographies. Now, counting down weeks to my graduation in May 2020, I intend to sustain and strengthen these connections. This is made possible through my continued involvement in the UBC Campus Tours Team, participation in the 2020 LEVEL Youth Policy Program by the Vancouver Foundation and the support of my family, that is, the fabulous students and staff at UBC Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.  

Preparing for Launch

Event Contact

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers

Student Services

Telephone: 604 822 4011

Brock Hall
Room 1036, 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1