The UBC Kababayan Filipino Students’ Association,
the UBC Philippine Studies Series,
and the Liu Institue for Global Issues
The 2012 PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE
and the art exhibit, MAHAL: Filipino/a Explorations Across Borders
Registration starts at 10:45 AM, January 21, 2012,
Multipurpose Room, UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues
The conference seeks to provide networking opportunities for university/college students by connecting them with industry professionals within the Filipino community in Canada. The event will provide a chance to meet and listen to Filipinos’ success stories and the newly graduates’ struggles in their search for opportunities in the professional field.
Crisanta Sampang, former nanny, filmmaker, and author of best-seller, “Maid In Singapore: The Serious, Quirky and Sometimes Absurd Life of a Domestic Worker”
- Ed Nicolas, Professional Engineer, Contractor, Certified Home Inspector
- May Farrales, recently completed her MA, and now a PhD Student, at the UBC Department of Geography
- Mel Cruz, Certified General Accountant, Founding member of Association of Filipino General Accountants BC, 2011 President AFGA BC
- Kaiser Esquillo, UBC Food, Health, and Nutrition graduate
- Lawrence Santiago, UBC PhD Student, Department of Geography, Trudeau Scholar
- Dr. Leonora Angeles, Associate Professor, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning and the Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program
- Patrick Cruz, Emily Carr University Fine Arts Graduate, multi-disciplinary visual artist
The Professional Conference will be followed by the second installation of a multi-media art exhibit, MAHAL: Filipino/a Explorations Across Borders, which features works by Filipino-Canadian artists.
Freebies and snacks will be provided. There will also be a donation box for the victims of Typhoon Sendong which hit Southern Philippines last December.
To RSVP, or for inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or check the Facebook event page.
Update: See photos from the event