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SLC Faces of Today Award Recipient 2019- Sharon Shamuyarira

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 […]

Advancing Education in Africa through MCF at UBC

Advancing Education in Africa through MCF at UBC

Graduate Scholar Sam Adeyanju shares the role of the MCF scholarship at UBC, particularly in the Faculty of Forestry. He provides a brief overview on how the scholarship has evolved since being implemented  at UBC in 2013 . Sam also shares the personal impact this opportunity has had on him and his dreams. To read Sam’s […]

Global Landscape Forum 2018- From the Perspective of Sam Ayanleye; Master of Science in Forestry

Global Landscape Forum 2018- From the Perspective of Sam Ayanleye; Master of Science in Forestry

“Prior to my studies at UBC, I co-founded an initiative called Eden-world Initiative to combat deforestation, desertification, sand-dune accumulation, and low soil fertility in Nigeria. EWI does this through forestry education, climate change campaigns, tree planting and tree tagging. Coming to Vancouver, British Columbia in August 2018 and being witness to the high level of […]

Sharon Shamuyarira shares how she plans to use her Business studies to make an impact in her community

Sharon Shamuyarira shares how she plans to use her Business studies to make an impact in her community

Sharon is in her final year at the UBC Sauder School of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources and Business Technology Management. In this feature, she shares how her interest in business was sparked, and what she envisions for her future and that of her community through the […]

Monicah Namu- Master of Food Science Graduate is featured in UBC Blue & Gold Campaign for Students

Monicah Namu- Master of Food Science Graduate is featured in UBC Blue & Gold Campaign for Students

The Blue & Gold Campaign for Students is a 3 year fundraising initiative launched by UBC that aims to raise $100 million to support support students and give them access to a life-changing education. She says, “Donor support to help someone achieve a dream goes a long way in changing society; the support doesn’t just […]

The Story of Green Impact International- How to Start Your Social Venture in a Single Step

The Story of Green Impact International- How to Start Your Social Venture in a Single Step

Bamidele Oni, Graduate Alumni in International Forestry , tells his story on how he started his Non-Profit Organization.  He shares his ups and down and how he managed to persevere despite the challenges. He inspires everyone to start small and take one step in their own journey of a thousand miles. You can read more […]

Njoki Mburu sharing a poetic piece at annual Baobab Summit 2018

Njoki Mburu sharing a poetic piece at annual Baobab Summit 2018

The Baobab Summit is an annual gathering that provides MCF scholars with the opportunity to network, collaborate and equip themselves with tools and skills to be change-makers in their communities.   “Africa is becoming undone” – Njoki Mburu

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 […]