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


Drew Pihlainen

Drew Pihlainen

Staff, Senior Planning Analyst, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research

Planning Analyst, using data to inform decision-making at UBC. Number cruncher, wine lover, soccer fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016

Meaghan Thumath

Meaghan Thumath

PhD Student, School of Nursing, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Nurse, Adjunct Prof, health equity nerd, Trudeau Scholar.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016

Moira Warburton

Moira Warburton

Student, Political Science, Faculty of Arts

5th year Poli Sci junkie focusing on international security studies. Go Global alum, The Ubyssey online news editor, Orientations Squad Leader. Traveller, writer, foodster.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016


Ian Schultz

Ian Schultz

Alumnus, English Literature, Faculty of Arts

Former student leader with a passion for connecting fellow students to transformative opportunities; communicator, community-builder & campus activities enthusiast!

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2015

Jessica LaRochelle

Jessica LaRochelle

Assistant Director, Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP)

Stó:lō from the Sts’ailes First Nation. UBC alum and current grad student. Sassy, passionate about Indigenous Education, voracious reader, and mildly obsessed with knitting and sparkly things!

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2015

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Assistant Professor, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, Philosophy Department, Faculty of Arts

Professor-in-Residence, Philosopher + Classicist, architect of the imagination. Cultivating student citizenship and bringing ideas to life. Connecting faculty & students across years and disciplines.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2015


Rohma Nawaz

Rohma Nawaz

Student, International Relations, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

International Leader of Tomorrow award recipient at UBC Okanagan. Studying International Relations. Community Animator at International Programs and Services and Host at Aboriginal Programs and services. Pakistani living in the beautiful Okanagan. Aspiring to be a Global Citizen.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2015

Felisha Truong

Felisha Truong

Student, Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Undergraduate Research Assistant, UBC-O Student Representative of Sciences, Volunteer Shift Supervisor at KGH Hospital, Science Peer Mentor. Why fit in when you were born to stand out!

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Devan Wiebe

Devan Wiebe

Student, Finance, Sauder School of Business

Commerce co-op student specalizing in finance. Co-captain of the UBC women's track & field/cross country teams. Defending NAIA 800m champion. Horseback rider.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015