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 Kerry Ross, MPPGA Careers & Co-op Coordinator, at kerry.ross@ubc.ca

Meet UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs alumna, Zameena Dadani, and learn how she is utilizing the tools learned from the program to navigate her current career:


MPPGA Alumni Spotlight on 
Sonia Takhar, Alumna, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Policy Analyst at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

“In my current role as a Policy Analyst at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, I manage relationships with key industry stakeholders, execute research and advocacy projects, and design content for events and forums. The Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program gave me the platform to refine these skills.

After the first term in the program, I developed strong research and data analysis skills. I was able to write high quality policy briefs for executive audiences, evidence-based research reports and analyse large volumes of quantitative and qualitative data. As a policy analyst, I am regularly required to develop policy positions on behalf of our Members, create timely briefs to inform management of policy issues and distill large volumes of information into digestible memos.

The MPPGA program gave me the foundations to develop advocacy skills – both verbally and written. Working under the Director of Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations requires being able to write persuasively in a variety of different communication styles to advocate on behalf of our over 5000 Members and the business community at large.

The hands on experience and exposure to policy leaders that I gained in the MPPGA program was instrumental in helping me kick-start my career in public policy.”

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!

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:

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UBC Policy LinkedIn (closed) group
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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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.