What to Do With Your History Degree

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What to Do With Your History Degree is an event organized by the Association of History Students to showcase professions that are available for history students.  This event allows university students to hear from past history students about their experiences in the workplace.  Current history students will hear from alumni about job opportunities and what parts of their degree have helped in their job.  This event will provide history students with information that can help you make decisions about your future and will open your eyes to all the different opportunities a History degree can provide.

October 24, 2023
11 AM – 2 PM
Abbotsford Campus Room B121



Headshot LisaGrant e1696444985739 Lisa Grant (BA ’04)
General Manager of Development and Emergency Services, Regional District of Nanaimo

With over 15 years of experience in the public sector, Ms. Grant is currently the General Manager of Development and Emergency Services at the Regional District of Nanaimo. Previous roles included the Director of Development Services with the City of Port Coquitlam and Director of Development and Community Services at the City of Pitt Meadows. She has a Master of Planning from Dalhousie University, is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia. She completed her undergraduate degree in History from the University of the Fraser Valley.


Alex Parkinson Alex Parkinson (BA ’18)

Alex completed his undergraduate degree from UFV in 2018. He completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in History and a minor in English. Alex went on to complete a J.D. at the University of British Columbia’s Peter Allard School of Law. Alex was a summer student and articling student at RDM Lawyers LLP here in Abbotsford. He was called to the bar of British Columbia in May of 2023 and has remained at RDM as an associate lawyer. Alex maintains a general practice, focusing on areas of law related to business.


Tricia Taylor cropped iii Tricia Taylor (BA ’10)
Executive Assistant and Student Program Coordinator, Abbotsford Community Foundation

Tricia earned two UFV credentials and went on to serve as an Alumni Association director. She led the Distinguished and Young Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee, recognizing outstanding alumni. Tricia also represented alumni on the Honorary Doctorate Selection Committee for two years. Her commitment extends to the local community. Tricia has held positions at The Reach Gallery Museum and served as a Constituency Assistant. Currently, she is an Executive Assistant and Student Awards Program Coordinator at the Abbotsford Community Foundation.

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