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


Kelly Fosbery

Kelly Fosbery

Aboriginal Program Administrator, Aboriginal Programs & Services, UBC Okanagan

UBC-O Alumna, Aboriginal Student Advisor, Westbank First Nation Member, Reader+Writer (English Major), #AboriginalAccessStudies, connecting Aboriginal students with the campus, connecting the campus with the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2016

Miguel A. Rozo

Miguel A. Rozo

UBC Alumnus, Faculty of Arts, International Relations Major

Former Arts Co-op student, current UBC Rotaract President, seawall biking aficionado. Passionate about change and social entrepreneurship. Founder of innovation hub IdeasXchange, started through the UBC Community and Liu IR Institute grants.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2016

Stacey Simpson

Stacey Simpson

International Student Coordinator, Faculty of Science

The ‘gladvocator’ (gladiator advocator) of international and refugee undergraduate students. Flips between the healing aspects of good food and wine and the esoteric arts. Loves travel and having a friend in every port.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2016


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