David Kosub

Project Coordinator, Project & Planning Resources, Infrastructure Development

I have always loved construction and heritage style buildings. I had the opportunity to join UBC 17 years ago, continuing that love by working on major campus wide renovations. I have met so many people from so many backgrounds that I feel honoured to work here. Coming to work is still a joy.

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Jill Dickau

Jill Dickau

Communications Coordinator, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan

Communicator at UBC’s Okanagan campus focused in the Faculty of Education. Passionate about murder mysteries and Netflix. Vancouver-Islander living in Kelowna.

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Ralph Tsang

Ralph Tsang

Student, B.A., Major in International Relations, Minor in Political Science

Go Global Ambassador, Co-op student and occasional exerciser. Big believer in building connections through work and play. Shoe addict, avid traveller and an advocate for all forms of diplomacy.

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Suzie Lavallee

Suzie Lavallee

Senior Instructor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry

Traveler, backpacker, cyclist, skier, mom, and sailor with a passion for conservation. Bringing the classroom to the great outdoors across the globe. Finding new ways to inspire learning.

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Tiffany Mintah

Tiffany Mintah

Assistant Director, Residence Life, Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Working to support well-being at UBC, maximize intercultural understanding, and position students in residence for personal growth and academic success. Passionate about community building and learning-centered workplaces. Educator. Master’s Student. Tea enthusiast. Art, music and theatre keep me grounded.

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Christina Girardi

Christina Girardi

Administrative Coordinator, Ceremonies and Events

Brooklyn expat. Student of Traditional Chinese Qigong. Current tickles: plant-based cheese making and lunchtimes at the new aquatic centre. Dreams of senior cohousing in the West End. Prince fan.

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Deanna Cheng

Deanna Cheng

Student, B.A. International Relations Major, English Literature Minor, Faculty of Arts

Always moving. Passionate about world change and 20th century poetry. Arts non-profit fundraiser, theater reviewer, and ceramic collector. Fan of late night eats and early morning sleeps.

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John-Tyler Binfet

John-Tyler Binfet

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan

Dr. Binfet is a former teacher and school counsellor and carries forward his interest in helping others in the work he does at UBC Okanagan. He is the Director of the Building Academic Retention through K9’s (B.A.R.K.) program that brings forty-five therapy dogs to campus, including his dog, Frances, a rescue from Los Angeles who helped start the B.A.R.K. program.

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Kari Marken

Kari Marken

Educational Designer, Centre for Student Involvement & Careers

Teacher. Creative design-thinker. Doctoral student. Theatre director. Bike Commuter. Fuelled by laughter, coffee, and playing with the large-scale possibilities for higher education.

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Lianne Lardizabal

Lianne Lardizabal

Student, Computer Science and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Interested in developing solutions to challenging problems in artificial intelligence, systems, and computation. Member of UBC’s Department of Computer Science for research, Focus on Women in CS, and REC elite women’s volleyball. Hobbies include painting, competitive muay thai, and weightlifting.

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Moozhan Ahmadzadegan

Moozhan Ahmadzadegan

Student, Visual Arts Major in Bachelor Fine Arts program, UBC Okanagan

Artist and visual creator, passionate about communicating big ideas and concepts through visual interpretations. Nap enthusiast, dog lover, and sustainability advocate.

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Karan D’Souza

Karan D’Souza

Student, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine

Future physician eager to leverage technology to lead + advocate for collaborative solutions to challenges in health care delivery + medical education

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Miranda Huron

Miranda Huron

Program Manager, Ch'nook Indigenous Business Education, Sauder School of Business

Algonquin woman who runs an Aboriginal scholarship/mentorship program. PhD student who sits on senate. Spare time? I ride my bike — so far across Canada, Russia, and Africa.

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Nikkita Nair

Nikkita Nair

Student, B.A. International Relations Major, Commerce Minor, Faculty of Arts

Singaporean but a global citizen at heart. Global affairs enthusiast, avid traveller who loves immersing myself in new cultures. Looking for ways to make the world a better place through tech, travel and language!

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Tim Silk

Tim Silk

Assistant Professor, Marketing & Behavioural Science Division, Sauder School of Business

Uses consumer behavior to help inform public policy and works with industry mentors to better connect students with industry. Loves teaching and finds human behavior fascinating. Avid skier, hiker, and former racing driver.

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Carlos Ordonez

Carlos Ordonez

International Student Advisor, International Student Development

A person in constant evolution who loves learning. Polyglot. Alive. Vibrant. Passionate. Forth-ward thinker. Creative Innovator. Relationship Builder. Public Speaker. Performer. D&I. RCIC. Future father. Gratitude. Faith&Trust in God.

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Constance Crompton

Constance Crompton

Assistant Professor, Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Assistant Prof of Digital Humanities. Humanities Data Lab director. Using history & computers to work out how we got here, so we’ll be informed when we decide where to go next.

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Matt Dolf

Matt Dolf

UBC Wellbeing Director, Office of the Vice-President, Students

Working to promote our human and ecological wellbeing. PhD Candidate in the School of Kinesiology. Avid reader, tennis player, nature lover, trilingual, and proud husband and father.

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Samia Khan

Samia Khan

Student, B.A. Psychology Major, Law and Society Minor, Faculty of Arts

Obsessed with how powerful our minds are. Curious about people and the world. Perpetually talking, drinking coffee, and searching for cool earrings. Big believer of following your own path.

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Darren Dahl

Darren Dahl

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty & Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, Professor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division, Sauder School of Business

Consumer behavior researcher and creative educator. Passionate about graduate business education and providing insight into life’s little curiosities.

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Kelly Fosbery

Kelly Fosbery

Aboriginal Program Administrator, Aboriginal Programs & Services, UBC Okanagan

UBC-O Alumna, Aboriginal Student Advisor, Westbank First Nation Member, Reader+Writer (English Major), #AboriginalAccessStudies, connecting Aboriginal students with the campus, connecting the campus with the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation

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Miguel A. Rozo

Miguel A. Rozo

UBC Alumnus, Faculty of Arts, International Relations Major

Former Arts Co-op student, current UBC Rotaract President, seawall biking aficionado. Passionate about change and social entrepreneurship. Founder of innovation hub IdeasXchange, started through the UBC Community and Liu IR Institute grants.

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Stacey Simpson

Stacey Simpson

International Student Coordinator, Faculty of Science

The ‘gladvocator’ (gladiator advocator) of international and refugee undergraduate students. Flips between the healing aspects of good food and wine and the esoteric arts. Loves travel and having a friend in every port.

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Alysha Connor

Alysha Connor

Student, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education

UBC runs in my blood… UBC Kinesiology major, Co-op student, and the great-great-great granddaughter of Frank Fairchild Wesbrook (the first president of UBC). Living out the family legacy. Proud to be a part of UBC and hope to use my education to make a difference in the lives of others!

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Daria Patrusheva

Daria Patrusheva

Enrolment Services Professional, Enrolment Services

Aerial dancer in training. Plant-based diet and mindful living advocate. Cat person :) In fellow human beings I admire kindness and ability to do handstands.

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Mark MacLean

Mark MacLean

Professor, Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Mathematician interested in how we learn to understand mathematics. Creator of animated children’s stories inspired by mathematics found in Aboriginal storytelling.

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Sunil Kainth

Sunil Kainth

Biology Lab Technician, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Biology, UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan Biology lab technician, British expat, Kelowna foodie. Aiming to ensure labs are a safe and enjoyable learning experience for all students.

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Carole Jolly

Carole Jolly

Director, Community Development

Urban planner, city dweller, and avid cyclist with a passion for the pulse of public spaces and thriving communities. Proud UBC alumna and master of cycling across campus in heels.

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Gary Su

Gary Su

Student, Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Artist, humanitarian, psychology major student, Green Bay Packer fan and a movie junkie. #CommunityService #GlobalAging #MentalHealth

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Stephanie Liu

Stephanie Liu

Student, Combined Major: Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science

Interested in exploring the world, but also like spending time alone thinking. Learning new things keeps me updated; thinking enables me to fully understand what I know.

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Steve Barnes

Steve Barnes

Instructor; Assistant Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Psychology instructor, MOOC developer, bipolar disorders researcher, biopsychology textbook author, animator, artist. Committed to improving student, faculty and staff mental health. Loves to paint, draw, animate and tinker.

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Ali McManus

Ali McManus

Associate Professor, Health and Social Development, Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Every parent should ask, ‘Is the amount of time my child spends sitting harmful?’ I am passionate about understanding the effect too much sitting has on vascular function and the role exercise plays in preserving vascular health in the child.

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Darran Fernandez

Darran Fernandez

Associate Registrar and Director, Enrolment Services; Member, UBC Board of Governors

Higher Education Professional. Student-centered. UBC Alumnus. A lover of politics, books and wine. A believer in making mistakes and that sticking to the status quo ultimately leads to regression.

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Jesse Robert Grist

Jesse Robert Grist

Student, Honours CAPS, Faculty of Science

SUS VP Finance, Thunderbird rugby player, and Honours CAPS student, but I usually would rather be playing Smash with some friends!

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Jory Wong

Jory Wong

Student, Engineering Physics, Faculty of Applied Science

Globetrotting photographer turned engineering student. Infatuated by the beauty and tragedy of global food systems. Often musing about agricultural intelligence and ethics debates. Lover of glacier peaks, dry humour, and impeccably grilled eggplant. Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

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Bronwyn Malloy

Bronwyn Malloy

PhD Student, English Literature, Faculty of Arts

Full-time English Lit PhD student, part-time wannabe rockstar. Planning to write my dissertation on Canadian indie song lyrics. Yes, you can do that!

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Daniel Heath Justice

Daniel Heath Justice

Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Professor, English, English Department, First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program (FNIS)

Cherokee Nation literature scholar, professor, and fantasy writer. Imagining otherwise in criticism and fiction.

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Joanne Gervais

Joanne Gervais

Media Technician, Video/New Media, Creative Studies - UBC Okanagan

Multi-media/digital artist, tech enthusiast, paddling adventurer, bike commuter, UBC alumna. Enjoys the diversity and creativity of her work environment.

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Justin Lee

Justin Lee

Student, B.Sc. Computer Science and Philosophy Double Major, Faculty of Science

Photographer, programmer, obsessed with philosophical ethics. Indiscriminate reader, interested in everything. Planning on chasing light across the globe.

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Santa Ono

Santa Ono

UBC’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor

15th President and Vice-Chancellor at UBC. An accomplished researcher who is blazing a trail through social media. A cellist who can play both Bach and Purple Rain. Born in Vancouver and the son of a former UBC professor. Has come home to lead UBC as it embarks on its next 100 years.

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Aaron Bailey

Aaron Bailey

Student, Integrated Science, Faculty of Science

Student, politician and problem solver in-training. 106th President of the AMS. Strong advocate against the War on Fun.

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Jae Yung Kwon

Jae Yung Kwon

Student, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science

PhD student in patient-centred outcome research with a focus on the frail elderly. Vision to advance the practice of healthcare in a changing world. Advice I give to myself: Learn something new everyday!

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Kate Ross

Kate Ross

Associate Vice-President, Enrolment Services and Registrar

AVP, Enrolment Services & University Registrar, Keeper of the Record, #UBCSASI, access to education advocate, first generation university graduate, lover of the beautiful game and the pairing of food and wine.

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Margo Tamez

Margo Tamez

Assistant Professor, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, CCGS, UBC Okanagan

Nde’ (Lipan Apache) faculty; Passionate about re-emergent re-search of Nde’ knowing, being, belonging, & doing by Nde’ peoples leading the way.

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Martin Dee

Martin Dee

University Photographer from 1986 to 2016

Photographer extraordinaire capturing images and portraits of what has made UBC special for the past 29 years. Most memorable moment was meeting and photographing the Dalai Lama.

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Jaymie Matthews

Jaymie Matthews

Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Faculty of Science

Astrophysicist and educator, searching for alien worlds (including possible homes of aliens) and helping science overtake science fiction.

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Margaret Leathley

Margaret Leathley

Pension Administrator, Human Resources, Pension Administration Office

UBC Staff Pension Plan advocating member’s education, facilitating seminars and retirement planning. Love sewing, travelling, and passionate about animal rescue.

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Sydney Ren

Sydney Ren

Student, Transportation & Logistics and Business Technology Management, Sauder School of Business

Vancouver born, California/Bay Area raised, UBC Sauder educated. Honest, smiley goofball who likes improving processes, connecting communities, and eating corn.

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Kevin Low

Kevin Low

Student, Biochemistry (Medical), Faculty of Science

Student, Treasurer for Biochemistry Course Union and UBC-O Peer Mentor. Starter for UBC-O Rugby team for two years. Love helping others and generating happiness!

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Brett Finlay

Brett Finlay

Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

I study microbes, including the nasty ones that cause diseases such as diarrhea, as well as all the beneficial ones that help keep us healthy. Passionate about microbes and playing jazz sax. Bugs ’R Us!

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Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Student, Master of Fine Arts

Gwich'in artist working in performance and sound. Pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree as an uninvited but grateful guest on unceded Musqueam territory at UBC.

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Louise Soga

Louise Soga

Graduate Program Assistant, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

Aim to turn daunting administrative tasks into a compassionate exchange between people and allow students to leave my office feeling lighter and more human.

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Francisco Peña Fernandez

Francisco Peña Fernandez

Associate Professor, Critical Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

Professor at UBC Okanagan, specializing in Medieval Iberia, Biblical Literature, and Religious Studies.

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Hassan Packir

Hassan Packir

Business Technology Management, Faculty of Commerce

Focused on leveraging technology to make the world more accessible. Passionate about teaching people new skills and watching them grow. Your ability to do anything is only limited by your ability to be open to learning it.

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Vivien Lee

Vivien Lee

Student, International Relations Major, Commerce Minor, Faculty of Arts

Believer in strangers are just friends waiting to happen. Never ending appetite to discover delicious food and diverse destinations through travel. DIY and quali-tea pun lover. Aspiring communicator.

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Yoyo Eto

Yoyo Eto

Coordinator, the UBC Welcome Centre

Nigerian born, internationally bred, proud UBC alumna, people and culture enthusiast. I work to help others love and discover how awesome UBC is.

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Chase Lawler

Chase Lawler

Student, English, Faculty of Arts

UBC Track and Field. English Major and French Speaker. Lover of puns and wordplay. Scrabble and scotch enthusiast. Language connects us all.

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Drew Pihlainen

Drew Pihlainen

Staff, Senior Planning Analyst, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research

Planning Analyst, using data to inform decision-making at UBC. Number cruncher, wine lover, soccer fan.

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Meaghan Thumath

Meaghan Thumath

PhD Student, School of Nursing, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Nurse, Adjunct Prof, health equity nerd, Trudeau Scholar.

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Moira Warburton

Moira Warburton

Student, Political Science, Faculty of Arts

5th year Poli Sci junkie focusing on international security studies. Go Global alum, The Ubyssey online news editor, Orientations Squad Leader. Traveller, writer, foodster.

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Ian Schultz

Ian Schultz

Alumnus, English Literature, Faculty of Arts

Former student leader with a passion for connecting fellow students to transformative opportunities; communicator, community-builder & campus activities enthusiast!

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Jessica LaRochelle

Jessica LaRochelle

Assistant Director, Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP)

Stó:lō from the Sts’ailes First Nation. UBC alum and current grad student. Sassy, passionate about Indigenous Education, voracious reader, and mildly obsessed with knitting and sparkly things!

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Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Assistant Professor, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, Philosophy Department, Faculty of Arts

Professor-in-Residence, Philosopher + Classicist, architect of the imagination. Cultivating student citizenship and bringing ideas to life. Connecting faculty & students across years and disciplines.

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Rohma Nawaz

Rohma Nawaz

Student, International Relations, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

International Leader of Tomorrow award recipient at UBC Okanagan. Studying International Relations. Community Animator at International Programs and Services and Host at Aboriginal Programs and services. Pakistani living in the beautiful Okanagan. Aspiring to be a Global Citizen.

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Felisha Truong

Felisha Truong

Student, Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Undergraduate Research Assistant, UBC-O Student Representative of Sciences, Volunteer Shift Supervisor at KGH Hospital, Science Peer Mentor. Why fit in when you were born to stand out!

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Devan Wiebe

Devan Wiebe

Student, Finance, Sauder School of Business

Commerce co-op student specalizing in finance. Co-captain of the UBC women's track & field/cross country teams. Defending NAIA 800m champion. Horseback rider.

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Donabel Santos

Donabel Santos

Business Intelligence Solutions Architect, Development & Alumni Engagement

#DataGeek. Innovation, data, analytics. Unearthing stories behind data for strategic and smart decision making. Author. Instructor. KDrama and anime junkie.

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Stanley Coren

Stanley Coren

Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts

Professor Emeritus of Psychology who is known for many books and a TV series about dogs, but also for research on the perils and problems of being left-handed.

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Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

Grandmother, epidemiologist and biostatistician, lover of baseball and a big Thunderbirds fan. Proud of our great university and working to make it even better.

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Melissa McHugh

Melissa McHugh

Placement Assistant, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan

Practicum placing assistant by day, successful entrepreneur by night. UBC staff, alumni, and photographer living a double life in the Okanagan.

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Andrea Damascelli

Andrea Damascelli

Professor, Physics & Astronomy, and Director, Quantum Matter Institute, Faculty of Science

Passionate and curious. Quantum physicist and life explorer. Always looking for new inspiration and challenges. A lover of the ocean. Happy that I can still dream.

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Madison Grist

Madison Grist

Student, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Bio nerd turned law student. Seizing every opportunity to perform and make people smile, from waving pompoms for the BC Lions to commanding a room full of sweaty indoor cyclists.

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Frank F. Wesbrook

Frank F. Wesbrook

1st President, 1913-1918

Founding President of UBC, noted scholar and accomplished university administrator, worked tirelessly to attract internationally distinguished faculty and develop the Point Grey campus.

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Nicole Cardinal

Nicole Cardinal

Student, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts

Dakelh Nation, Lifegiver, wife & full-time student, Matriarch in training, empowering others, goals-beading my thesis, FNIS Warrior!

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Annamma Joy

Annamma Joy

Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Called the “culture vulture” for good reason — my research examines the impact of culture on consumption, focusing on art, fashion, architecture/design and wine. Happiest when crossing boundaries (academic, cultural and so on). Voracious reader and movie buff.

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Chris Sulymka

Chris Sulymka

Communications Coordinator, Student Communications Services

Communications professional and wellness advocate. Loves using words to inspire students to live well. Believes in kindness. Moonlights as a pilot.

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Morrell Andrews

Morrell Andrews

Student, International Relations major and Political Science minor, Faculty of Arts

Passionate about international security studies, law and pizza. Frequent Global Seminar student and exec at The Calendar. Loves collecting passport stamps and is a firm believer that everything always works out.

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Sarah Korpach

Sarah Korpach

Student, B.Sc. Psychology, Faculty of Science

Brain science enthusiast, member of Delta Gamma fraternity, active volunteer. Passionate track and field athlete and coach, constantly looking for ways to implement and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for all individuals.

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Dominique Bautista

Dominique Bautista

Student, English Literature, Minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migrations

Always curious. Globally minded, locally grounded. UBC community engagement nerd, cultural hybrid, and tea junky. Searching for sunshine in a city that always rains.

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Ryan Hirakida

Ryan Hirakida

Student, Integrated Engineering, Specialization in Transportation Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Loves podcasts, bicycle touring, and beach runs with the UBC Tri Club. Fascinated by cities. DFTBA: Don’t forget to be awesome!

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Margo Yacheshyn

Margo Yacheshyn

Designer, University Relations, UBC Okanagan

Graphic designer, artist, mother, lover of beautiful things. Interests include music, art, photography, writing, and wine.

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Rashid Sumaila

Rashid Sumaila

Professor and Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit

Authored over 175 journal articles; including Science and Nature. Winner of the 2013 American Fisheries Society Excellence in Public Outreach, the Stanford Leopold Leadership Fellowship and the Pew Marine Fellowship. Given talks at the UN Rio+20, the WTO, the White House, the Canadian Parliament and the British House of Lords.

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Samantha So

Samantha So

Student, Biology, Faculty of Science

AMS Rep. Forest explorer, chronic doodler and painter, poetry enthusiast. Collector of tacky patterned shirts. Student for students. I live to learn, teach, and help others love learning.

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Olusegun Oyedele

Olusegun Oyedele

Anatomy Instructor, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine

Medical educator, anatomist, doctor. Always amazed at the wonders of the human body. To digest and decant these secrets with eager young minds is pure joy!

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Aysia Lowell-Guy

Aysia Lowell-Guy

Master's Student, Architecture, Faculty of Applied Science

Along with the expansive travels I’ve been fortunate enough to experience and the special people I have encountered along the way, UBC’s MArch program is among my favourite adventures.

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Blake Nill

Blake Nill

Head Coach, UBC Thunderbird Football

Football Coach, strong believer in the power of varsity sport. Together with the university, and the vision of our 13th Man Foundation I am looking forward to bringing football success back to the Point Grey Campus.

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Avril Espinosa-Malpica

Avril Espinosa-Malpica

Student, Combined Major in Economics and Political Science, Minor in French, Faculty of Arts

Student interested in global issues and interconnectedness. Loves languages, photography, volleyball and tea. Aim to have a positive impact in our world!

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Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson

Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Structural geologist, mountain geek, elucidator of Earth’s physical spaces.

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Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar

Student, Software Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Gamer, engineer, #UBCringette player, and leader following the path to becoming a game developer while giving back along the way.

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Shirley Nakata

Shirley Nakata

Ombudsperson for Students, Office of the Ombudsperson for Students

Ombudsperson for Students, feminist mother and lawyer, 1.5 generation Japanese Canadian. A cynical optimist. A cosmologist-wannabe. Always in pursuit of good books and good food.

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Kenneth Chau

Kenneth Chau

Associate Professor

UBC prof pushing the limits of what we can do with light, while illuminating young minds.

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Linda Ong

Linda Ong

Director, Communications and Marketing, UBC Library

Campus connector, inspired by curiosity, proud alumna, accredited business communicator. Recommends thinking outside the box, but having a seat @ the table first.

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Raquel Baldwinson

Raquel Baldwinson

PhD Student, Science and Technology Studies and Department of English, Faculty of Arts

PhD student in the health humanities. Two department homes: English and Science & Technology Studies. Ethics researcher for @NGDIUBC. Equal parts activist and academic.

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Romance Willson

Romance Willson

Student, Visual Arts, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

Enjoying the mad existential circus of consciousness, pursuing the BFA dream from an accredited art program after overcoming innumerable “life events”—if you want it bad enough you can do anything, I am living proof.

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Juliana Fridman

Juliana Fridman

Director of Interactive Marketing - Communications, Development and Alumni Engagement

A digital strategist and proud geek. Wearable technology enthusiast. Lives by the Holstee Manifesto, an adventurer by nature. Passionate about using the digital space to build connections and communities across the world to support sustainable and meaningful change.

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Julie Robillard

Julie Robillard

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Neurology), Faculty of Medicine. National Core for Neuroethics and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Assistant professor of neurology. Neuroscientist and neuroethicist. Advocates for fact over fiction when it comes to brain health. Passionate about science outreach. Avid mountain biker and sailor.

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Matt Brassil

Matt Brassil

PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Mathematician focusing on algebraic geometry. Pianist, coffee enthusiast.

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Zuwena Haji Machano

Zuwena Haji Machano

Student, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences

Alum from SOS-HGIC in Ghana, developed unique academic programs that relied on the impact of emerging knowledge and services. Active in clubs and organizing events, including the Rejoice fashion show.

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Alden E. Habacon

Alden E. Habacon

Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development, Equity and Inclusion Office

Dad of 2 boys. Diversity+inclusion strategist. Director, Intercultural Understanding #UBC. Innovation/media junkie. Publisher, SchemaMag.ca

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Anne Fleming

Anne Fleming

Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Department of Creative Studies, Creative Writing Program

Novelist, short story writer, Creative Writing prof. Fired up by students’ creativity. Reading connects us across time, space, and difference. Ukulele buff, paddler, lesbian dad.

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Ashley Dudill

Ashley Dudill

PhD Student, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts

PhD student, passionate about understanding rivers and global water issues. Loves travelling, photography, field hockey and exploring Vancouver.

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Gordon Katic

Gordon Katic

Student, Graduate School of Journalism

Creator and co-host of the Terry Project on CiTR, a radio newsmagzine about how big academic ideas affect ordinary people. Tardy journalism student.

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Sunaina Assanand

Sunaina Assanand

Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Psychology Prof and Associate Dean. Committed to student empowerment and social change. Cooking enthusiast. Loves tea, chocolate, and classic rock. Adoring mother, wife, and daughter.

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Florence Clifford

Florence Clifford

Student, Faculty of Science, Double Major: Biology and Psychology

UBC Sororities President, Leadership/personal development, women empowerment. Passionate about other people, people give you perspective - celebrate diversity.

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Herbert Rosengarten

Herbert Rosengarten

Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

English professor, native Mancunian and Man U supporter (of course). A lover of Victorian writing, first editions, the Brontës, and BC wines.

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Helen M. Burt

Helen M. Burt

Associate Vice President Research & International

AVP Research & International, supporting research and innovation and maximizing UBC’s research competitiveness. Also a professor applying nanotechnology to solving drug delivery problems.

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Deb Pickman

Deb Pickman

Communications and Marketing Manager, Arts & Culture District

UBC staff and alum, leads a double life as co-founder/director & ensemble member of theatre company Shameless Hussy productions. Passionate about the importance of the arts to our humanity.

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Rey Arandia

Rey Arandia

Sales Attendant Place Vanier Dining Hall

Loves travel, tennis, and watches. Enjoys meeting new people. It doesn't matter where you're from, what colour or age you are. I will smile and treat you right.

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Emily Woodsun

Emily Woodsun

Student, Faculty of Arts, Major: Geography, Environment and Sustainability program

Sustainability ambassador. Loves solar gadgetry. Frequently performs spontaneous recycling interventions. #RippleEffectUBC champion.

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Ella Adkins

Ella Adkins

Student, Faculty of Arts, English and Creative Writing

Writer, reader, fashion designer, barista, singer, dancer, lover and hugger. Create your own stories, don't live in others.

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Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Student, Sauder School of Business, Major: Commerce / Transportation & Logistics and International Business

UBC BCOM student. Treasurer and enthusiastic member of the UBC Triathlon Club. Passions for acting and triathlon. Storm the Wall is a MUST for Everyone!

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Evan Warburton

Evan Warburton

Student, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Major: Computer Science

Attending UBC-O to major in Computer Science, loves the challenges programming presents. Excited about life on residence and being near the mountains.

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Tiago de Souza Jensen

Tiago de Souza Jensen

Student, Faculty of Arts, Double Major: International Relations and Geography

Student, environmentalist, Model UN enthusiast, feminist, language learner. I love good design and creative solutions to complex problems!

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AJung Moon

AJung Moon

PhD student, Faculty of Applied Science, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Specialty: Human-Robot Interaction and Roboethics

PhD student designing #robots that collaborate with people. Blogger on a mission to shape our more robotic future. Coffee & social media junky. #Roboethics

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Ira Nadel

Ira Nadel

Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

Professor of English, biographer, critic, oenophile, gentleman jogger. Interested in Modernism's occupation with velocity and speed. Coffee. Comedy.

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Katja Clark

Katja Clark

Communication Coordinator, Student Communications Services

Brock Haller. Communicator of all things courses, money and enrolment across web, social media, email and more to get the right information to students at the right time. Believes in plain language and good design.

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Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta

UBC's 13th President and Vice-Chancellor

13th President and Vice-Chancellor at UBC. Passionate about research, teaching and building socially, culturally and economically vibrant communities. Proud Canadian, father and husband.

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Anna Ward

Anna Ward

Alumna, Bachelor of Arts with Sociology Honours. From Kingston, Jamaica

UBC Learning Exchange volunteer researching the division of space and its relationship to Learning Exchange programming. Former Co-President of World Vision UBC. Passionate about helping people and working with nonprofit organizations. Travelling the world taking pictures and enjoying nature.

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Derrick Gravener

Derrick Gravener

Student, Faculty of Arts

Sociology Major, and Creative Writing Minor, Residence Advisor in Totem Park, Blogger for UBC Blog Squad, Orientations Leader, Equity Ambassador, Breakfast Lover, Clothes Addict, and Improv Enthusiast. Still perfecting my pancake recipe.

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Annalee Yassi

Annalee Yassi

Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health & Capacity-building; Prof, School of Population & Public Health; specialist in Community Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Proud mother and adoring wife, committed to creating a fairer society and more sustainable way of life.

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Eduardo Jovel

Eduardo Jovel

Associate Professor, Director of Indigenous Research Partnerships, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Indigenous person with Pipil and Mayan ancestry. Interested in ethnobotany, mycology, Aborginal health, flexible learning and photography.

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Brandon Peterson

Brandon Peterson

Staff - Administration at UBC Studios (UBC IT, Digital Media Technologies)

Costume Designer. Filmmaker. Average Geeky Gamer. Saving up for early retirement and to build a sustainable tiny home, off-grid. Passionate Filmmaker, lives for good television, loves playing videogames, and nerds out to all things geeky.

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Dory Nason

Dory Nason

Asst Professor, First Nations Studies Program and English, Faculty of Arts

Indigenous Feminist. UBC prof. Theorizing Indigenous women's love & resistance. Grateful guest in Coast Salish territory.

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Kendall Ho

Kendall Ho

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Emergency doctor, UBC Professor, eHealth researcher, gadget enthusiast, a very blessed husband and father.

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Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray

Communications Coordinator, Dean's Office, Communications, Faculty of Medicine

Digital Communications Specialist in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Leave for Change participant. UBC alumna. Travel and public art enthusiast.

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Al Shaibani

Al Shaibani

Student, Microbiology & Immunology, and English Literature, Faculty of Science

Globally-minded microbiology & immunology enthusiast, lover of English literature, typography and graphic design. UBC student, ambassador, community animator.

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Annette Henry

Annette Henry

Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education

Professor, Faculty of Education, teaches Race, Culture, Language, Gender in Education. Research methodologies. Believes everything we say and do matters.

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Glenn Mendonsa

Glenn Mendonsa

Student, Faculty of Arts, Major: Human Geography

UBC student, Human Geography major, campus ambassador, domestic but cultured. Interested in all things creative, and empowering students through #ubcslc.

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