UBC’s Department of English alumni have a longstanding history of individual achievements and collective success. Our alumni flourish in their chosen fields whether this is through entry into areas such as media, communications, or the arts, professional programs such as Law, Education, Business, Medicine, or Journalism or by way of one of a myriad of other career trajectories.

Where are UBC English graduates now?

English Alumni Profiles

A small sampling:

Abraham An (BA‘13) is studying Law at UBC.
Pritpaul Bains (BA ‘10) is a Technical Publications Writer, Macmillan.
Genevieve Barrons (BA Hon.‘12) completed an M.Phil. at Cambridge in African Studies, and is currently teaching English Literature—and ballet—at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.
John Blattler (BA ‘07) is a policy analyst with the Alberta Ministry of Education.
Liz Brant (BA Hon. ‘08) was the Arts Development Coordinator at Arts Umbrella, and is now the Development Director at SEVA.
Meghan Chapman (BA ‘11) is the Assistant Marketing Manager at Vancouver Aquarium.
Michelle Chua (BA ‘07) is a User Experience Designer at Microsoft.
Sulynn Chuang (BA Hon. ‘09) is teaching English in Singapore. Â
Milena Constanda (BA ‘11) provides Undergraduate Student Support for the Computer Science Department at UBC.
Aneeta Dastoor (BA Hon. ‘10) is a Masters student in Counselling Psychology at UBC and a private English and Literature tutor.
Brady Gordon (BA ‘09) is a PhD candidate in Law at Trinity College, Dublin.
Sasha Lallouz (BA ‘12) is a copywriter at Organika Health Products.
Megan Leitch (BA Hon.‘08) is a Lecturer at University of Cardiff.
Alex Leslie (BA Hon. ‘07) has won a Gold National Magazine Award for personal journalism and a 2008 CBC Literary Award for fiction.
Adrian Lou (BA ‘12) is in the Ph.D. program in English, with a Science and Technology Studies specialization, at UBC.
Frances McInnis (BA Hon.‘08) is Associate Editor at Toronto Life Magazine.
Emily Mears (BA Hon.‘07) is a Web Developer at PNI Digital Media.
Visnja Milidragovic (BA ‘09) is the Online Marketing and Communications Strategist, Sauder Business School at UBC.
Kai Nagata (BA Hon.‘07) is the Energy & Democracy Director for Dogwood Initiative, a NPO for land use in BC.
Leanna Orr (BA Hon. ‘11), after completing a Journalism degree at Columbia University, is the Managing Editor of Chief Investment OfficerMagazine
Amanda Reaume (BA Hon. ‘07) is a Development Officer for Land & Food Systems at UBC.
Kyle Robertson (BA Hon. ‘12) is a Tech Associate at Adbusters.
Stephanie Rudnisky (BA ‘07) is the Access Programming Coordinator at BC Deaf Sports Federation.
Philip Storey (BA Hon. ‘12) designs and develops games independently in Vancouver.
Chelsea Stout (BA ‘09) is a Human Resources Coordinator for the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.
Victoria Tang (BA Hon. ‘09) is Publications Assistant, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.
Samantha Wagner (BA ‘09) is the Art Director at Seattle Weekly.
Shane Walters (BA ‘07) is a Regional Program Specialist with the Canadian Coast Guard, radio operations group.
John Wesley (BA Hon. ‘03) is an Associate Professor of English, University of Puget Sound.
Jolie Wong (BA ‘08) is the Operations Coordinator at Aritzia.
Basil Waugh (BA ‘04) is a Media Relations Specialist for Public Affairs at UBC.
Vinnie Yuen (BA ‘10) is the Communications Officer at the Law Society of B.C.


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