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.

Arielle Lynn

Student, UBC Sauder School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce program with finance specialization

Portfolio Management Foundation fund manager, student ambassador and Storm the Wall enthusiast. Can be found exploring Vancouver, doing bunny yoga, eating Rain or Shine ice cream or talking about the stock market.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2019


Levi Semadeni

Levi Semadeni

Business Development Manager, UBC Food Services

Loves beer, wine and food. Energetic cyclist. Always looking to connect with old and new friends. Huge Canucks fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Madison (Maddy) Schulte

Madison (Maddy) Schulte

First Year Experience Coordinator, Centre for Student Involvement & Careers

Fan of biking, hiking, swimming and snacking. Passionate about collaboration and student leadership. Oregonian.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Mary Chapman

Mary Chapman

Academic Director, Public Humanities Hub, Faculty of Arts

Researcher. Passionate communicator. Feminist scholar, networker and media junkie. Mom, singer, poodle-lover and aspiring yogi.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020


Matt Warburton

Matt Warburton

Design Manager, UBC Brand & Marketing

Proud dad. Design/typography nerd. Always on two wheels; lives for the perfect endless wheelie.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Yu Yang (Sally) Lin

Yu Yang (Sally) Lin

Student, BA Political Science and Human Geography (Double Major), Faculty of Arts

Shanghai-born, Vancouver-raised. Passionate about building better communities through policy, planning and design.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Xi (Sunny) Chen

Xi (Sunny) Chen

Alum, BSc Integrated Sciences (2019), Faculty of Science

Inspired by youth. Devoted to building compassionate communities. Loves queer sports, ukulele and goofy puns.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020


Surabhi Shakkarwar

Surabhi Shakkarwar

Alumna (2019), Master of Urban Design, Faculty of Applied Science

Born and raised in India. Passionate about creating healthy communities. Loves mascara and reading in the park.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Thandi Fletcher

Thandi Fletcher

Senior Media Relations Specialist, Media Relations

Recovering journalist. Passions include running marathons, travelling, wine-tasting and interior decorating.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

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