The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to be partnering with The Mastercard Foundation to foster the next generation of African leaders. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC will provide 163 academically talented yet economically disadvantaged young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to quality and relevant university education at UBC. After graduating, the scholars will then utilize their learning and experiences to contribute to the economic growth and social transformation of their communities in Africa. On this website you can learn more about the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC, find out how to apply, and meet UBC’s current scholars.



Women Deliver…Power, Progress, Change!

“From June 2- 6 2019, I joined young leaders, advocates, and policy makers at the 5th Women Deliver Conference. The event was held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, right in the heart of the beautiful city of Vancouver. As I walked to the foyer of the convention centre the Sunday afternoon of day 1 for […]

IPBES7- A Reflection from Tolu Afolabi; Master of Science in Forestry

“Being an observer at the Intergovernmental Plenary session on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES7) was an awesome experience. It was a great privilege to learn and meet a network of equally passionate scholars, researchers and environmental enthusiasts. In addition, this experience was the closest I have been to a science and policy interface. It was […]

SLC Faces of Today Award Recipient 2019- Sharon Shamuyarira

Sharon Shamuyarira, 4th year scholar from Zimbabwe was awarded the Student Leadership Conference- Faces of Today award to recognize her overwhelming efforts to go Beyond the Lines in her leadership, innovate, and build community on UBC campus. Read more about her leadership achievements here. Watch her talk about her experience as a speaker for UBC Jumpstart Orientation […]


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