Alumni Spotlight

David Moreton – Global

David Moreton, BA '95, is back for another interview. This time he discusses how he began working abroad after graduating and how life is like in Japan as a foreigner, particularly in a small town.

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Oliver Ormrod

Oliver Ormrod, BA '02, after graduating, secured a scholarship from the Korean government to pursue an MA in Korean language and Literature. After completing his graduate studies he began working for a PR firm in Seoul and has since moved to Tokyo where he is currently working on the Corporate PR team for UNIQLO.

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams, BA '97, began working after graduation as an English teacher in South Korea. After spending the better part of 7 years abroad he returned to Canada and has since built a successful career in education.

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Richard N. Liu

Richard Liu, BA '93, has been residing in Beijing for nearly 20 years and has developed a rewarding career in alumni relations. He discusses his passions and experiences living in China.

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Geoffrey Ip

Geoffrey Ip, BA '99, is currently living in Hong Kong as the General Manager and Business Development Director for Beacon Events, a leading conference and exhibition organizer producing international events that meet the challenges facing major business sectors today.

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Basil Tonks

Basil Tonks, MA '92, has been involved in the education publishing industry in Japan for the past 20 years as the Vice-President at Educational Venture Corporation. He currently resides in Yokohama, Japan.

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Tony Tsang

Tony Tsang, BA '09 Asian Studies, is currently residing in Hong Kong where he is working on a venture in education

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Dean Robinson

Dean Robinson, BA' 99, discusses life and work abroad. He currently resides in Hong Kong but has spent the last 15 years in East Asia.

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Shirley Nakata

Shirley Nakata is the Ombudsperson for Students at UBC. She has worked as a litigator in private practice, in the human rights, and professional regulatory fields before taking her current position at UBC in 2009. She was one of our Careers Night Speakers.

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Koichi Ron Shimoda

Koichi Ron Shimoda, BA ‘75, is a bilingual and multicultural executive who has extensive and in-depth experience and expertise in driving business, restructuring and start-ups in Japan and Canada. He discusses his career path and gives advice to students.

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