Our Story

As the University of British Columbia’s premier branding conference, UBC Imprint integrates corporate and personal branding concepts to provide students with a holistic view of the topic. Attracting 300+ student and business delegates across Canada each year, UBC Imprint exposes what branding really is and how to succeed in the industry, as well as how to leverage your personal brand to reach for your dreams.

The 2016 UBC Imprint Conference was held on February 5, 2016. The conference featured two keynote presentations, 10 workshops, two new case competitions sponsored by L’Oreal Canada and Saje Wellness, a new 1:1 ratio speed networking session, and a three-course dinner. The year before the keynote speakers included Marty Yaskowich, VP Strategy & Innovation of DDB as well as Caroline Ternes, Regional VP, Western Canada of Starbucks Coffee Canada. We are extremely excited for #Imprint2017 and cannot wait to see it happen!

Our Team

  • juliet

    Juliet Choi

    Chairperson

  • shanni

    Shanni Peng

    Vice Chairperson

  • annie

    Annie Lai

    VP Internal

  • madi

    Madeline Best

    VP Logistics

  • kelseyj

    Kelsey Jang

    VP External

  • jeff

    Jeffrey Ramen

    VP External

  • rebecca

    Rebecca Ketler

    VP Corporate Relations

  • amanda

    Amanda Bamford

    VP Corporate Relations

  • daniel

    Daniel Kong

    VP Marketing

  • dj

    Dariejane Bongato

    Marketing Director

  • amy

    Amy Wu

    Creative Director

  • kelseyw

    Kelsey Wong

    VP Finance

  • maggie

    Maggie Yip

    First Year Representative

  • matt

    Matthew Rafael

    First Year Representative

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend UBC Imprint?

UBC Imprint is a student-run conference that aims to educate students on personal and corporate branding concepts. These are topics relevant to everyone, regardless of faculty, as branding is both an exciting and essential tool that can help (or harm) the success of a company or a person.

This year, UBC Imprint is adding a new case competition sponsored by L’Oreal Canada and Saje Wellness aimed at giving students the chance to showcase their learnings and the chance to land internships at these prestigious companies. Additionally, there is a new 1:1 ratio speed networking event that will allow students to make valuable connections. Lastly, we also have an amazing lineup of speakers and a three-course dinner to end the conference.

When and where is UBC Imprint 2017?

The 2017 UBC Imprint Conference will take place on February 10th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

How much does an Imprint ticket cost and what does it include?

UBC Imprint tickets are highly subsidized by the CUS and priced as follows: $40 for UBC Sauder students and $60 for non-Sauder students (i.e. all other faculties and external delegates). Purchasing a ticket will give you the opportunity to enjoy two keynote speakers, a three-course gourmet dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, three workshops of your choice, networking opportunities with Vancouver’s top business professionals, and entertainment.

Where and how can I register for the conference?

Registration is TUESDAY, January 17th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Once registration opens, you will be able to register online through Rezgo using a credit card or in person at our booth in CPA Hall at the UBC Sauder School of Business (Henry Angus building) using either credit card or cash.

Can non-Sauder / non-UBC students attend UBC Imprint?

Yes! UBC Imprint is open to all faculties and we encourage anyone who is interested to attend. Branding is a universal topic that is not only fun, but also relevant to us all! We’re also excited to welcome non-UBC delegates.

What is the dress code?

As UBC’s only evening conference, we ask that all attendees dress in cocktail attire.

Will I have an opportunity to speak to business delegates?

Yes! Throughout the event you will have numerous opportunities, including our new speed networking portion as well as the coffee reception and dinner.

What is branding?

Your brand is your promise to your customer. It tells them what they can expect from your products and services, and it differentiates your offering from that of your competitors. Your brand is derived from who you are, who you want to be and who people perceive you to be. Successful companies differentiate themselves through their brands by staying true to their brand promise and by building sustainable long-term relationships with their consumers. Individuals do the same: we differentiate ourselves to potential employers and industry professionals through our personalities, appearance, and professionalism.