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.

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Read some of our alumni stories of how our graduates have gone on to excel in their careers with their UBC MEL or MHLP degree.

Alumni Directory

Clean Energy Engineering

Clean Energy Engineering — Ali Abbas
Ali Abbas
For Ali Abbas, the MEL in Clean Energy Engineering was an opportunity to deepen his knowledge of an emerging energy industry and its challenges.
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Dependable Software Systems

Dependable Software Systems — Tunde Akinniyi
Tunde Akinniyi
When Tunde Akinniyi learned about the MEL in Dependable Software Systems, he immediately knew it was the right fit for him with its industry focus, technically advanced classes, one-year time frame and opportunities to develop his business and leadership skills.
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Seniors Care

Seniors Care — Joanne Brown
Joanne Brown
“Seniors and the lives they live are my passion,” says Joanne Brown. With a strong foundation in the theory and practice of seniors care — backed by years of experience as a care co-ordinator — she’s bringing creativity and innovation to addressing complex issues within the sector.
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Urban Systems

Urban Systems — Kimberly Bueckert
Kimberly Bueckert
With her practical and academic knowledge of urban infrastructure development and project management, Kimberly Bueckert is ready to bring her holistic and systems-thinking approach to complex urban challenges.
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Seniors Care

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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Urban Systems

Urban Systems — Kevin Chen
Kevin Chen
Finding ways to make our urban landscape more sustainable and livable requires a big-picture understanding of a range of multidisciplinary issues — from engineering to policy development. Kevin Chen is up to the challenge.
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Integrated Water Management

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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Green Bio-Products

Green Bio-Products — Michael Coulson
Michael Coulson
An undergraduate class in polymer chemistry was the pivotal experience that led Michael Coulson to a career in bio-products, where he is now helping agri-tech entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas and grow their companies.
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Integrated Water Management

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

Clean Energy Engineering — Airton Dudzevich
Airton Dudzevich
With close to three decades of experience as a successful consulting engineer in his home country of Brazil, Airton Dudzevich moved to Vancouver — bringing his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for sustainability to the solar energy sector.
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Dependable Software Systems

Dependable Software Systems — Krupa Harthi
Krupa Harthi
Krupa Harthi says the one-year program in Dependable Software Systems has “made me a different person” — one whose experience and technical skills in avionics software engineering are now complemented by her new strengths in leadership, teamwork and project management.
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Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Koen Janssens — Advanced Materials Manufacturing
Koen Janssens
After more than a decade as a structural engineer, Koen Janssens decided to broaden his knowledge of materials, manufacturing and business to expand his career opportunities.
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Urban Systems

Urban Systems — Mustafa Khalid
Mustafa Khalid
Obtaining his Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems was “absolutely worth the investment of time and money” says Mustafa Khalid, who is now working in a managerial role in the construction industry.
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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering — Donghee Kim
Donghee Kim
After completing the one-year professional master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, mechanical engineer Donghee Kim made a successful career shift to pursue his passion for shipbuilding.
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Integrated Water Management

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

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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Seniors Care

Seniors Care — Ian Li
Ian Li
Ian Li is developing a service that will allow seniors to have groceries delivered for free from the stores of their choice. It’s just one of several initiatives he is pursuing to improve seniors’ lives.
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Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Advanced Materials Manufacturing — Calvina Martin
Calvina Martin
With her in-depth technical knowledge and new expertise in business and leadership, Calvina Martin is eager to make a difference in her chosen field.
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Clean Energy Engineering

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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Advanced Materials Manufacturing

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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Dependable Software Systems

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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