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. Find their LinkedIn profiles below. We would be pleased to connect you directly. Please contact MPPGA Program Manager Kerry Ross at at any time.

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

MPPGA Alumni Spotlight

Alumnus Fernando Rodríguez shares with us about his new role as Senior Policy Advisor for the Under-Secretary of Hydrocarbons for the Department of Energy in Mexico:

Fernando Rodríguez, 2017 MPPGA Alumnus

“I will be structuring internal and external information, data and analysis, to provide the Under-Secretary with perspective of the social, political and economic challenges regarding policy implementation and changes; and also to advise the Under-Secretary on the options to develop hydrocarbon policies that balance the maximization of welfare for Mexicans, economic and social sustainability, and the protection of the environment.

The MPPGA provided me with the necessary tools to understand the social, political and economic challenges surrounding public policy as well as many tools to analyze, implement, and communicate the different options to change existing policies, and propose new ones. The hands-on approach allowed me to practice all the theory that I was learning in the classroom. That experience was invaluable to me.”

2015 MPPGA Alumni

Please click on each photo below to learn more about what each of our alumni is currently focused on!




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

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:

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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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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