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Marian Orhierhor – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

Marian Orhierhor – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

Marian graduated from the Master of Public health program at UBC’s School of Population and Public health in 2021. Marian is now a research coordinator at the Vaccine Evaluation Centre of BC Children Hospital Research Institute, where she works on a range of qualitative research studies on digital health, health policy, health communication and promotion, […]

Andrews Nartey – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

Andrews Nartey – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

 Andrews hails from Accra, Ghana. He graduated from the Master of Public Health program in the UBC School of Population and Public Health in 2022. He is also an alumnus of the University of Houston and Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he earned his Master of Science in Vision Science and […]

Abigail Okyere – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

Abigail Okyere – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

Abigail Okyere, MCF and UBC Sauder School of Business Alumna, sat down with the Mastercard Foundation’s Scholar Voices series to speak about her experience and motivation to build capacity in Ghana and Africa for people to access funding for different opportunities. Reflecting on her journey, Abigail highlights how her determination an openness has given her […]

CONNECTIVITY AND COMPLEXITY IN COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS (CASs) THINKING: A REFLECTION OF MY YUKON JOURNEY

CONNECTIVITY AND COMPLEXITY IN COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS (CASs) THINKING: A REFLECTION OF MY YUKON JOURNEY

On the 5th – 14th of September 2019, I embarked on a journey worth cherishing for the rest of my life. What appeared to be just another course field trip, a routine part of my academic career as a forestry student became a journey of learning and unlearning of concepts and beliefs, and the discovery of self. […]

Attending COP25 UN Climate Conference in Madrid Spain

Attending COP25 UN Climate Conference in Madrid Spain

I was elated when I received a confirmation mail that I have been awarded a travel grant from the Forestry CBM Graduate Travel Award Fund to attend COP25 UN Climate Conference in Madrid, Spain. Upon arrival and carefully following the negotiation processes to the end, it is sad to note that the U.N Climate conference […]

Women Deliver…Power, Progress, Change!

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

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

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 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC

Advancing Education in Africa through Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 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 […]