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


Katja Clark

Katja Clark

Communication Coordinator, Student Communications Services

Brock Haller. Communicator of all things courses, money and enrolment across web, social media, email and more to get the right information to students at the right time. Believes in plain language and good design.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta

UBC's 13th President and Vice-Chancellor

13th President and Vice-Chancellor at UBC. Passionate about research, teaching and building socially, culturally and economically vibrant communities. Proud Canadian, father and husband.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014

Anna Ward

Anna Ward

Alumna, Bachelor of Arts with Sociology Honours. From Kingston, Jamaica

UBC Learning Exchange volunteer researching the division of space and its relationship to Learning Exchange programming. Former Co-President of World Vision UBC. Passionate about helping people and working with nonprofit organizations. Travelling the world taking pictures and enjoying nature.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014


Derrick Gravener

Derrick Gravener

Student, Faculty of Arts

Sociology Major, and Creative Writing Minor, Residence Advisor in Totem Park, Blogger for UBC Blog Squad, Orientations Leader, Equity Ambassador, Breakfast Lover, Clothes Addict, and Improv Enthusiast. Still perfecting my pancake recipe.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014

Annalee Yassi

Annalee Yassi

Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health & Capacity-building; Prof, School of Population & Public Health; specialist in Community Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Proud mother and adoring wife, committed to creating a fairer society and more sustainable way of life.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014

Eduardo Jovel

Eduardo Jovel

Associate Professor, Director of Indigenous Research Partnerships, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Indigenous person with Pipil and Mayan ancestry. Interested in ethnobotany, mycology, Aborginal health, flexible learning and photography.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014


Brandon Peterson

Brandon Peterson

Staff - Administration at UBC Studios (UBC IT, Digital Media Technologies)

Costume Designer. Filmmaker. Average Geeky Gamer. Saving up for early retirement and to build a sustainable tiny home, off-grid. Passionate Filmmaker, lives for good television, loves playing videogames, and nerds out to all things geeky.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014

Dory Nason

Dory Nason

Asst Professor, First Nations Studies Program and English, Faculty of Arts

Indigenous Feminist. UBC prof. Theorizing Indigenous women's love & resistance. Grateful guest in Coast Salish territory.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2014

Kendall Ho

Kendall Ho

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

Emergency doctor, UBC Professor, eHealth researcher, gadget enthusiast, a very blessed husband and father.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2014