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What do grads do after their Cultural Studies degree?
March 8, 2022 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ever wondered what you can do with your CULT degree?
The Cultural Studies program is designed not just to provide students a UBC degree but a wealth of skills and experiences that they can apply towards their career path.
Cultural Studies graduates go on to professions that demand creative and critical thinking.
Join us for a discussion with three Cultural Studies graduates who will share a bit about their education and career paths after graduating.
About the Speakers
Kelly was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, on the Traditional Territory of the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council and the Kwanlin Dün First Nation. In the spring of 2017, she received a Bachelor of Arts from UBC Okanagan, majoring in Cultural Studies and minoring in Indigenous Studies. Following graduation, Kelly returned to the north to work for the Executive Council Office of the Yukon government on matters of Indigenous Relations. At the same time, she began conducting community-based research on decolonial and feminist approaches to northern food security as a member of the Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship. Her desire to advance this research, led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Community Engagement, Social Change and Equity at UBCO. She is now working as a Food Security Coordinator for the Land to Table Network of the North Okanagan, while also seeking out PhD programs in Gender and Cultural Studies.
Kezia (she/her) is a queer, Asian settler who is currently calling the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people home. Kezia felt pretty apathetic about school before taking an English class at UBCO that was cross-listed with Cultural Studies. Intrigued, she dropped by a “What Can You Do With a Cult Degree?” event in her second year. She ended up becoming a founding member of the Cult Collective at UBCO and completed her BA in 2018 with a combined major in English and Cultural Studies. Kezia is now pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Library and Archival Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus. Kezia is excited to be in a field that is on the cusp of breaking fully open as the grounding principles and frameworks that have historically governed knowledge organisation are currently being rethought and imagined otherwise.
Paula (she/they) is a Digital Coordinator and Reporter for Global Calgary’s 770 CHQR. Prior to working at Global, she was a reporter for Kelowna Capital News and a freelance journalist in Toronto. She holds a Master’s degree of Journalism degree from X University (formerly known as Ryerson University) and a combined Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies from UBCO.