Launch a career in Canada

Launch a Career in Canada

March 2020 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 will be released in January

Zining Wang (2019 panelist)

Arriving to study at UBC in the summer of 2013 was Zining’s first time going abroad. Five years later, she has completed a double major in Asian Studies and Economics, a minor in Commerce, and 16 months of co-op work. Zining's time at UBC has taught her the meaning of community, leadership, and support. Upon graduation, she joined the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a not-for-profit think tank promoting Canada-Asia relations, to pursue her passion connecting Asia to the rest of the world. Realizing that the mentorship she received from alumnus and professors has contributed greatly to her journey, Zining founded the Asia Pacific Mentorship Program in 2017 that provides students opportunities to learn more about a future career related to Asia. Outside of her work, Zining is a dialogue facilitator and has engaged with multiple initiatives to support conversations about diversity, inclusion, and intercultural awareness on UBC campus and beyond.  


Saheel Mistry (2019 panelist)

Saheel graduated from UBC in 2017 with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. He was an International student hailing from the East African Country of Tanzania.

Saheel currently works at TPD, an HR & Workforce Solutions Company and provides HR Consulting Services internally and externally regarding Compliance, HRIS Implementation, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Onboarding, and Employee Engagement. He currently serves clients from a variety of industries including high technology, luxury retirement, aerospace and construction.

Saheel is looking forward to connecting with fellow International students and sharing his experiences on how to successfully transition into the Canadian workplace. 


Felix Böck (2019 panelist)

Felix Böck knocks on wood for a living. He is the founder and developer of the ChopValue microfactory concept and material which has allowed him to discover a way to connect his expertise and research focus on bamboo composite materials within the circular economy while doing his PhD in a collaboration with UBC/MIT/Cambridge. Motivated to create global impact in the bamboo industry, he has gained experience by working on projects supporting companies in all stages in over 20 countries with his firm CrossLink Technologies - where ChopValue originated as a product development exercise to set an example for lean and efficient engineering.

More about ChopValue

Student Moderator

Sharon Shamuyarira, 4th year Bachelor of Commerce

Sharon Shamuyarira is in her 4th year at UBC pursing a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources as well as Business Technology Management at the Sauder School of Business. Sharon is one of the sixty UBC recipients of the prestigious MasterCard Foundation Scholarship. In line with this, she has served as President of the UBC Africa Business Club, highlighting emerging business opportunities on the continent. She is a talented orator and has been honored to be one of the featured speakers for the Walrus Talks on Africa’s Next Generation and Jumpstart Opening Ceremonies where she addressed 4000 first year students.

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