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.

Carlos Teixeira

Professor, Geography, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Research interests include urban and social geography, with emphasis on migration studies, community formation, housing and neighbourhood change and ethnic entrepreneurship.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2019


Helen M. Burt

Helen M. Burt

Associate Vice President Research & International

AVP Research & International, supporting research and innovation and maximizing UBC’s research competitiveness. Also a professor applying nanotechnology to solving drug delivery problems.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015

Deb Pickman

Deb Pickman

Communications and Marketing Manager, Arts & Culture District

UBC staff and alum, leads a double life as co-founder/director & ensemble member of theatre company Shameless Hussy productions. Passionate about the importance of the arts to our humanity.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015

Rey Arandia

Rey Arandia

Sales Attendant Place Vanier Dining Hall

Loves travel, tennis, and watches. Enjoys meeting new people. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what colour or age you are. I will smile and treat you right.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015


Emily Woodsun

Emily Woodsun

Student, Faculty of Arts, major: Geography, Environment and Sustainability program

Sustainability ambassador. Loves solar gadgetry. Frequently performs spontaneous recycling interventions. #RippleEffectUBC champion.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Ella Adkins

Ella Adkins

Student, Faculty of Arts, English and Creative Writing

Writer, reader, fashion designer, barista, singer, dancer, lover and hugger. Create your own stories, don’t live in others.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Student, UBC Sauder School of Business, major: Commerce / Transportation & Logistics and International Business

UBC BCOM student. Treasurer and enthusiastic member of the UBC Triathlon Club. Passions for acting and triathlon. Storm the Wall is a MUST for Everyone!

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014


Evan Warburton

Evan Warburton

Student, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, major: Computer Science

Attending UBCO to major in Computer Science, loves the challenges programming presents. Excited about life on residence and being near the mountains.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Tiago de Souza Jensen

Tiago de Souza Jensen

Student, Faculty of Arts, Double major: International Relations and Geography

Student, environmentalist, Model UN enthusiast, feminist, language learner. I love good design and creative solutions to complex problems!

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

AJung Moon

AJung Moon

PhD student, Faculty of Applied Science, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Specialty: Human-Robot Interaction and Roboethics

PhD student designing #robots that collaborate with people. Blogger on a mission to shape our more robotic future. Coffee & social media junky. #Roboethics

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014