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 27, 2022
Abbotsford Campus, U-House Conference Centre, room F124
3:30pm – Doors open
4pm-5pm – Panel discussion
5pm-6:30pm – Refreshments and networking
Senior Policy Analyst
First Nations Health Authority
Ben Siemens graduated from UFV with major in history and minors in geography and applied ethical and political philosophy in 2010. After completing his undergraduate degree, Ben went on to work as a camp director at the Zajac Ranch for Children and eventually began a masters degree in public policy at SFU.
Ben currently works as a senior policy analyst at the First Nations Health Authority in strategic policy. This work has allowed Ben to leverage the skills he learned while undertaking his history degree at UFV, such as research skills and writing concisely on complex topics.
Curator & Facility Director
BC Sports Hall of Fame
Since 2003 Jason Beck has worked as the Curator and Facility Director of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver, Canada leading the Hall’s re-emergence as one of the finest in North America. Considered BC’s preeminent sports historian, he has produced several national award-winning exhibitions and is often sought out by local and national media. His first book, The Miracle Mile: Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, was published in 2016 and was a BC Best-Seller. He is currently completing his second book on a series of 1950s and 1960s Olympic medal-winning rowing crews from Vancouver. He is currently serving as the president of the Canadian Association for Sport Heritage. A lifelong competitive soccer player and avid runner, Jason lives with his wife Nicole on a small farm in Langley, BC. In 2021, he was the recipient of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Distinguished Alumni Award.