UBC Applied Science Professional Programs

Alumni

The MEL and MHLP programs are designed for a game-changing combination of technical and cross-disciplinary leadership skills. Read some of our alumni stories of how our graduates have gone on to excel their careers with their UBC MEL or MHLP degree.

Dependable Software Systems

Touraj Vaziri

Touraj Vaziri
Before enrolling in the MEL, Touraj Vaziri spent three years with Brock Solutions, developing automation systems for the aviation industry. Wanting to launch the next stage of his professional career, he saw the MEL as an opportunity to acquire formal training in business and leadership to balance his strong technical skills.

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Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Matthew Smale

Matthew Smale
After graduating with a Master of Engineering Leadership degree in Advanced Materials Manufacturing, Matthew Smale launched a career in a new industry as an operational project leader.

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Seniors Care

Cherry Chen

Cherry Chen
Not everyone can list “practical wisdom consultant” and “improviser” on their LinkedIn profile. But these are apt descriptions of Cherry Chen and her approach to patient care – one that values patient engagement and seeks opportunities to apply innovative and creative strategies to improve health outcomes.

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Integrated Water Management

Alice Kruchten

Alice Kruchten
With five years of industry experience, Alice Kruchten was ready to enhance her technical and leadership skills and take on more complex projects in her environmental consulting work.

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Clean Energy Engineering

Ivan Lapczak

Ivan Lapczak
After eight years in the oil and gas industry as a process engineer, Ivan Lapczak enrolled in the Master of Engineering Leadership program to broaden his knowledge of the sustainable energy sector. He’s now working at the City of Surrey’s district energy utility, developing innovative energy solutions that support our transition to a lower carbon future.

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Integrated Water Management

Dominique de Groot

Dominique de Groot
“One year really can change everything,” says Dominique de Groot when reflecting on her experience in the MEL program. With fresh insight into both the technical and business aspects of water resource management, she’s bringing a holistic perspective to her environmental consulting career.

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Clean Energy Engineering

Ryan Prosser

Ryan Prosser
For entrepreneurially minded Ryan Prosser, the MEL in Clean Energy Engineering program was a unique opportunity to pursue his dual interests in engineering and business leadership. And after landing a job with a start-up solar energy company, he’s already contributing to the clean energy future.

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Integrated Water Management

Christina Cholkan

Christina Cholkan
For Christina Cholkan, the Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management offered an intriguing value proposition over traditional graduate programs: the opportunity to broaden her technical knowledge in water management while acquiring transferrable professional skills in business and leadership.

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