MHA Outcomes

MHA graduates are innovative thinkers and natural leaders, with an eye toward the future of health care.

The MHA is proud to have over 400 graduates in our network, in addition to the many graduates from our former MSc Health Services Planning and Administration. Together, our alumni stand out as health care leaders working across the province, Canada and the world.

Positions held by our graduates

Most MHA students complete the program as mid-career professionals working in the health care sector. Graduating with their MHA degree affords students the career mobility to explore new areas of work in a leadership capacity within their current organization or another employer.
Previous Job Title/Position Position after graduation
Quality and Safety Leader Director of Risk Management
Project Coordinator, Operations Senior Project Manager, Provincial eHealth Projects
Clinical Pharmacist Director, Formulary Management
Nurse Leader Senior Director, Surgical Services
Leader, Business Operations Executive Director, Clinical Programs

Stay connected

Alumni are invited to connect through our UBC Health Administration LinkedIn group. Our current students value hearing from our alumni through workshops and events in our career development program. Update your contact information so we can keep in touch on MHA and School news and events.

Alumni Profiles

  • Alumni Profile: Amanda Harris

    It’s definitely an asset to have a degree that is recognized and that links me to alumni from all aspects of health care.
  • Alumni Profile: Dawn Hay

    There are aspects of nearly every course that I can draw upon in my day to day job.
  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Marcus Blouw

    The MHA cultivated both the broad knowledge base and the mindset required to serve as a leader in a variety of health care settings.
  • Alumni Profile: Shanti Gidwani

    During my two years in the MHA, I literally applied what I learned the weekend before to my current job. It was a true translation of knowledge between my education and my day-to-day.
  • Alumni Profile: Joanne Shum

    The UBC MHA program has served me with knowledge, skills, and a rolodex of colleagues that I am blessed to work with every day.
  • Alumni Brian Schmidt shares advice to future MHA students

    Preparing a new generation of health care leaders for big challenges, and even bigger opportunities
  • Alumni Profile: Andrew Wray

    Andrew is particularly interested in the ongoing development of learning opportunities for quality improvement, mechanisms of innovation, the use of data for improvement and public accountability of the health care system.
  • Alumni Profile: Dr. Paul Johar

    Paul wishes to continually improve his abilities to work collaboratively with the numerous players that comprise the increasingly complex Canadian healthcare system.
  • Alumni Profile: Nathan O’Hara

    Many of the courses in the MHA program provided foundational skills that increased my effectiveness as the coordinator of this program.
  • Alumni Q&A: Dr. Monica Beaulieu

    The program will start by teaching you what is “in the box”, so you can — confidently, but strategically — think outside it.