UBC Alumni Programs: Creating Inspirational Connections


UBC’s vibrant alumni community is a clear demonstration of the lifelong connection that graduates have to their university. Alumni are involved everywhere at the university, and have enriched programs that inspire everyone who takes part. Alumni support for UBC has a tangible impact throughout the world. To support alumni programs, please make a donation today.

One of the best examples of what the alumni community can create is the Master Mind Master Class speaker series. Originally launched in November 2015, the series has become a signature program at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Every event fills up in a matter of days and people around the world benefit from event videos and podcasts.

The series has featured iconic speakers as diverse as:

  • Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who spoke about being incarcerated in an Egyptian prison. He was charged with falsifying news and conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood, and shared how his imprisonment affected him and his views on press freedom.
  • War Child Canada founder Samantha Nutt, who took a compelling look at the impact of war—the truth, the lies, and the reality on the ground – and the major events currently shaping our world.
  • Tech futurist and former advisor to Google’s self-driving car program Brad Templeton, who spoke about the future of autonomous transportation and what it will mean for the future of cities, healthy living, and sustainability.

These amazing people and more have all visited UBC to speak to, and engage with, the university community. Their thought-provoking ideas and stories have inspired audiences packed with alumni, students, faculty, and members of the public.

We have great plans to continue growing the Master Mind Master Class series, as well as increasing the impact of other signature programs like UBC Dialogues, TREK Magazine, Career Development services and Homecoming. But this can’t happen without you. The funding for Master Mind Master Class ends this year, so we urgently need your help.

Please support UBC alumni programs. Your gift will support a range of initiatives designed to inspire audiences from across the UBC community and beyond. You will be part of programs that engage UBC with the world—and the world with UBC.