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


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


Donabel Santos

Donabel Santos

Business Intelligence Solutions Architect, Development & Alumni Engagement

#DataGeek. Innovation, data, analytics. Unearthing stories behind data for strategic and smart decision making. Author. Instructor. KDrama and anime junkie.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Stanley Coren

Stanley Coren

Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts

Professor Emeritus of Psychology who is known for many books and a TV series about dogs, but also for research on the perils and problems of being left-handed.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

Grandmother, epidemiologist and biostatistician, lover of baseball and a big Thunderbirds fan. Proud of our great university and working to make it even better.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015


Melissa McHugh

Melissa McHugh

Placement Assistant, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan

Practicum placing assistant by day, successful entrepreneur by night. UBC staff, alumni, and photographer living a double life in the Okanagan.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015

Andrea Damascelli

Andrea Damascelli

Professor, Physics & Astronomy, and Director, Quantum Matter Institute, Faculty of Science

Passionate and curious. Quantum physicist and life explorer. Always looking for new inspiration and challenges. A lover of the ocean. Happy that I can still dream.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015

Madison Grist

Madison Grist

Student, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Bio nerd turned law student. Seizing every opportunity to perform and make people smile, from waving pompoms for the BC Lions to commanding a room full of sweaty indoor cyclists.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015