Alumni Spotlight

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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David Moreton

David Moreton, BA '95 MA '01, currently living in Japan, discusses his experience as an MA student in Asian Studies and his career path post graduation.

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Dafna Zur

Dafna Zur, MA '02 PhD '11, Assistant Professor at Stanford University, discusses her career progression post UBC and how Asian Studies prepared her for it.

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