The University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to be partnering with The Mastercard Foundation to foster the next generation of African leaders. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC will provide 171 academically talented young people from Sub-Saharan Africa with access to quality and relevant university education at UBC. After graduating, the scholars will then utilize their learning and experiences to contribute to the economic growth and social transformation of their communities in Africa.


Debbie Oyebanji – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

Debbie graduated from the Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) program in 2018. She is now a senior economist at the BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development, and Innovation. Her focus is on collecting important data from rural areas and often overlooked communities in the province.

Marian Orhierhor – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

Marian graduated from the Master of Public health program at UBC’s School of Population and Public health in 2021. Marian is now a research coordinator at the Vaccine Evaluation Centre of BC Children Hospital Research Institute, where she works on a range of qualitative research studies on digital health, health policy, health communication and promotion, […]

Andrews Nartey – Mastercard Foundation Alumni Profile

 Andrews hails from Accra, Ghana. He graduated from the Master of Public Health program in the UBC School of Population and Public Health in 2022. He is also an alumnus of the University of Houston and Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where he earned his Master of Science in Vision Science and […]


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