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


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!

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016


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.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2016

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

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2016


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.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2016

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.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2016