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.

Ashwika Alexander

Student, Anthropology, Faculty of Arts

Campus Ambassador, Trek volunteer and avid coin collector. Known for my laugh and also for my sense of adventure. You can find me hiking the Westcoast, at a concert downtown or exploring UBC.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2018


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!

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2016

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!

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2016


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.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016


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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016