People of UBC

UBC’s unique personality comes from the people that study, teach, work, and live in its community. Every individual contributes to what sets us apart. In this series, we invite you to meet the people of UBC.

Adam Schubel

Staff, Communications and Government Relations Officer, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan

Public policy enthusiast, speech writer and fan of all things B.C. Turning a love of politics, current affairs and the Okanagan into a living.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2019


Matt Brassil

Matt Brassil

PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Mathematician focusing on algebraic geometry. Pianist, coffee enthusiast.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015

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

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015


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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015


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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015