UBC Geography Professionals Leadership Network

TitleUBC Geography Professionals Leadership Network
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The Professionals Leadership Network (PLN) offers Geography’s 135 graduate students access to a pool of government, industry, and NGO representatives who have offered to share their professional, research, and personal networks with students. The PLN has been utilized solely for the purposes of a pilot mentorship program, but the Department feels there are great opportunities available through this Network which are not being accessed due to a lack of resources. The proposed development project will create PLN communication vehicles, including a newspaper template, webpage, standardized letters, email list, and other document templates. It will also develop an annual teaching/learning program, incorporating Network members to into graduate educational experiences, including the department’s guest lecture series, research partnerships and regular networking events. This project will also support an expanded, stable PLN membership base, program awareness campaign, and the creation of an organizing committee of volunteers to lead the PLN after this project's deadline is over.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2013/2014
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMarwan Hassan
Year 1: Funded Amount38,195
Year 1: Team Members

Marwan Hassan, Head, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Ian McKendry, Chair, Graduate Committee
Lucy MacKenzie, Co-Chair, Geography Graduate Association, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Carolyn Prouse, Co-Chair, Geography Graduate Association, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Suzanne Lawrence, Graduate Program Staff

Project Report13-016-Hassan-Final-WEB.pdf