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MCF Scholar wins prestigious Residence Life Award at UBC

MCF Scholar wins prestigious Residence Life Award at UBC

Ani Nkiru’s long-term commitment to and impact  on residence life at UBC was recognized with the prestigious Janice Robinson Award for Commitment to Residence Life. This award “recognizes commitment to providing a safe and secure living/learning environment where residents have access to educational opportunities and related co-curricular programs that promote personal growth and academic success.” […]

Walrus Talks 2017

Walrus Talks 2017

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events about Africa and its place in the world. Each event offers thoughtful, inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, and business leaders. In October 2017, two of the eight speakers who spoke for seven minutes each on the next generation of African leaders, education access […]

How Time Flies: An Unforgettable 8 Weeks

How Time Flies: An Unforgettable 8 Weeks

“Eventually they told me I had been placed with AngloAmerican. I was very excited when I heard, because I understood the value of working for a multinational company.  This would be an experience that would surely stand out on my resume. I would later come to realize how life-changing this internship would be.” — Sharon […]

MCF Scholar, Samuel Adeyanju reflects on his experience at COP23

MCF Scholar, Samuel Adeyanju reflects on his experience at COP23

“His speech provided a deep insight into various climate disasters across the globe as climate change impact is felt both in the global south and north. He ended his presentation highlighting the potentials of wind and solar energy as well as the numerous efforts being made by countries like Indian and others to implement the […]

My First Day at COP23

My First Day at COP23

“Bonn, a historical city in Germany, serves as the host venue to the approximately 25,000 participants at COP this year. The event is attended by national governments, UN specialised agencies, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs.” Samuel Adeyanju from Nigeria, is an MSc student at the faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. His research […]

Paving the way for young women engagement in agriculture

Paving the way for young women engagement in agriculture

Our very own UBC MCF Scholar, Alesia Ofori writes about her experience attending The Young Africa Works 2017 conference. Alesia writes about how this was her first professional development summit that has consciously encouraged the involvement of its delegates right from the word GO. You can read more about what she enjoyed from the summit […]

Retsepile Sello on Mastercard Foundation Website

Retsepile Sello on Mastercard Foundation Website

“After I finished my form five, nobody understood why I wanted to go into mining. And it was a challenge for me because whenever somebody asked me, “you did well, so what do you want to be?”, and I would be like, “a mining engineer.” You see their faces and maybe you’re like, maybe I […]

Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

Blooming Soyinka, founder and CEO of Africa Blooms, a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business sits down with RAMP 1885 to talk about the future of apparel in Africa, her favourite African designers and explore her vision for a soaring Africa. – See more at: http://ramp1885.com/africa-blooms-expands-african-design-pride-globally/

UBC MCF Scholar – Sharon Shamuyarira earns 3rd Place at Chapman Story Awards

UBC MCF Scholar – Sharon Shamuyarira earns 3rd Place at Chapman Story Awards

The Chapman Story Award is an annual story competition open to current and recent participants of the Trek and Reading Week programs. The award recognizes students who have demonstrated meaningful learning and contribution to our local community.  Read Sharon’s winning  story here…

“Does the weaker sex really have the upper hand?”

“Does the weaker sex really have the upper hand?”

UBC MCF Alumna, Maureen Gitata, was one of four panelists on the Kenyan Television Show, Victoria’s Lounge. The topic was representative of International Women’s Day and asked the question “Does the weaker sex really have the upper hand?”  – Check it out here… http://ntv.nation.co.ke/shows/-/2720276/3092996/-/10dc6vi/-/index.html