Alumni

Our UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs alumni embody important voices in the policy making landscape both locally and globally.

Employers, hire a MPPGA graduate! Our alumni are ambitious, globally-minded policy professionals. We would be pleased to connect you directly. Please contact MPPGA Program Manager Kerry Ross at kerry.ross@ubc.ca at any time.

Watch Alumnus Raphaël Roman and Professor Rashid Sumalia describe why you should choose UBC’s MPPGA program:

 

MPPGA Alumni Spotlight on Andrés Delgado-Ron

Alumnus Andrés Delgado-Ron has been working for three years as a consultant for the watchdog organization Freedom House, dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. He has authored the Freedom of the Net Report for Ecuador in both 2016 and 2017 (acknowledged here). He was also recently awarded with the Internet Rights Emerging Voices Award by INTERNEWS.

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“I write the annual Freedom of the Net report for my country, Ecuador. The report is frequently cited at high-profile international events such as the Internet Governance Forum, UN sessions, and Freedom Online Coalition meetings.

The MPPGA program added to my research capacity by providing with tools to understand how governance shape emergent technologies like the internet and how the application of human rights should be assessed in diverse circumstances.

During my master’s program, I wrote similar reports for international organizations such as Global Affairs Canada and this experience contributed significantly towards the professional experience required to manage tasks like this.

Also, the fact that the MPPGA allowed me to specialize in Global Governance and Security made clear that I was able to deal with sensible topics such as anonymity, privacy and digital security in a globalized world.”

 

MPPGA Alumni

Alumni, your lifelong connection with UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program offers you many benefits, access to policy events, the Alumni Network, and other opportunities. We encourage you to stay connected with us and your alumni community!

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Get Involved

As your career progresses, consider the different ways to stay connected to the UBC MPPGA program and the next generation of change makers. You are invited to give a talk, mentor a student, or organize an event throughout the year. If you would like to participate, contact Kerry Ross at kerry.ross@ubc.ca

Mentorship Program

Advising and mentoring students can take place at all stages of your career. Share your lessons learned and experiences with students as your career develops. Help shape the next generation of talent!

Policy Practitioner Speaker Series

Intimate sessions with policy practitioners allow students insight into current ideas, topics, and best practices in policymaking. Students are keen to hear from a variety of professionals, recent graduates included. Come back and share your story on your career development and policy work!

Stay Engaged With Us

We would like to hear from you! Contact us regularly with your news, job successes, and stories to feature here and in our newsletters.

The MPPGA program hosts a number of events throughout the year. The best way to learn about these events is to subscribe to our newsletters:

Follow us and be engaged on social media:

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As a student or alumni of the MAAPPS or MPPGA programs, request to join this (closed) LinkedIn group and stay connected with the MAAPPS/MPPGA professional network. Post questions, share tips, publish articles and leverage the existing alumni network!

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Tag us with your news, successes, articles, and images to share on our channel.

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Enjoy photos of our MPPGA community – that includes you! Send us photos of your new jobs, travels, and reunions with fellow alumni.

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Alumni UBC Benefits & Services

As UBC alumni, you receive many great alumni benefits and services that you can use throughout your life: career resources, stimulating intellectual programming, reunions, network connections and mentoring opportunities, and the award-winning Trek Magazine.

Find career stories, webinars, a career blog, job board on the comprehensive Alumni UBC Career Development website.

*If you would like to be featured in the MPPGA Alumni Spotlight section above, please share updates on your career highlights and success by contacting Kerry Ross at kerry.ross@ubc.ca.