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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.