Strategy 18: Alumni Engagement

Reach, inspire and engage alumni through lifelong enrichment

Consistent with the alumni UBC strategic plan, Connecting Forward, we are working with alumni UBC, together with targeted efforts across faculties and departments, to broaden and deepen engagement through programs that cultivate pride, empower personal growth, support professional development and enable contribution. Connecting Forward builds on the vision of a “global alumni community for an exceptional UBC and a better world.” Its strategic imperatives are to extend engagement to 50 per cent of all alumni and to double the number of alumni more deeply involved at UBC. Many alumni are in a strong position to provide mentorship, encouragement, connections and collaboration with current students, faculty and staff. UBC is also in a strong position to provide alumni with opportunities to update their skills or engage in lifelong learning. We are seizing opportunities to extend the reach of our alumni programs, services and communications by continuing to increase the effective use of digital technology and digital platforms. The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on the Vancouver campus, opened in 2015, provides a fitting hub for much of this engagement.