Information for Alumni

UBC’s Department of Linguistics alumni have a longstanding history of individual achievements and collective success. Since the first Department of Linguistics courses were offered at the University in 1967, our alumni have made a mark for themselves internationally and in a vast diversity of careers.

We’re always delighted to hear from our alumni, both undergraduate and graduate! Since you’re already on our website, please drop us an e-mail ( and let us know how you’re doing. If you’re in the Vancouver area and would be interested in helping out the department (e.g., participating in our Ten Thousand Coffees program), please contact Will Sarmiento!

Please follow the links at left for more information.

For general information about being a UBC alum, contact:

Christine Lee

Associate Director, Alumni Engagement

Faculty of Arts


For a list of all our graduate alumni, please click here. 


Alumni FAQ

1. Are there perks for UBC alumni?

Yes! Check out the list of UBC Alumni’s benefits and services including career resources and discounts on travel, events, products and attractions.

These offers not only save you money and keep you connected, but part of the proceeds goes to support alumni and student programs.

2. How do I find out more about department events?

Visit our Events Listing or email us at for more information.

To learn about UBC-wide events, check out the alumni UBC listing.

3. How do I remove my name from an email or publication mailing list?

To update your UBC subscriber listings, please email UBC Alumni Records at Within the body of your email, please state your first and last name, degree and what subscription you would like removed from your alumni profile.

4. I’ve heard that alumni have access to a free UBC e-mail forwarding service. Where do I sign up?

You can sign up for our free email forwarding service here.

5. What is an Alumni A-Card?

The Alumni A-Card, which is free for all UBC alumni, gives you access to discounts on a host of attractions, services, events and much more. Sign up for your Alumni A-Card today!

Don’t see your question here? Visit the UBC Alumni Affairs website for more FAQs.