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.

Alirod Ameri

Student, Faculty of Science, BSc Biology

Biology student with a passion for photography. Always excited to explore new paths, whether as a residence advisor, Beaty Biodiversity Museum work-learn student or graphic design coordinator for the Student Leadership Conference.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2019


Thilini Leitan

Thilini Leitan

Student Engagement Officer, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Dedicated to connecting students with learning opportunities. Passionate about empowering youth. Loves travel and dessert.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Larissa Franco

Larissa Franco

Student, BCom, Marketing, UBC Sauder School of Business

Student ambassador passionate about building connections. Enjoys London Fog lattes and all things “hygge.”

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2020

Pooja Khandelwal

Pooja Khandelwal

Director, Career Retention, Navigation & Transition, HR Advisory Partnerships

Mumbai-born. Single parent. Avid hiker. Active meditator. Admires people who lead with courage and trust.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2020


Amelia Pitt-Brooke

Amelia Pitt-Brooke

Communications and Community Engagement Officer, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Connects people and ideas. Explores intersections of science, equity and diversity, and the arts. Coffee fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020

Annalijn Conklin

Annalijn Conklin

Assistant Professor, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Social epidemiologist passionate about women's health and empowerment. Love cats, reggae and martial arts.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020

Fred Lee

Fred Lee

Director, Alumni Engagement, alumni UBC

Vanhattan’s “Man About Town”, covering all the happening events. Tireless volunteer. Mentor. Community builder.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020


Giulia Rossi

Giulia Rossi

Student, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

Third-culture kid. Martial artist. Passionate about student-led initiatives and multidisciplinary collaborations.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020

Rohina Dass

Rohina Dass

Student, International Relations, Faculty of Arts

Creative thinker and maker. On a quest for social justice. Will dance wherever there is music.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020

Aisha Ravindran

Aisha Ravindran

Senior Instructor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Global traveller. Passionate about forging interdisciplinary bridges. Loves poetry and the Okanagan seasons.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2020