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


Jebet O’Reilly

Jebet O’Reilly

Student, Political Science, Faculty of Arts

Student Ambassador with a passion for creating community and supporting arts and culture. Lover of everything B.C. has to offer, from mountains and beaches to brunch and craft beer.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2019

Carrie Jenkins

Carrie Jenkins

Professor, Philosophy, Faculty of Arts

Philosopher/writer. Working on love and madness, meaning and magic. Poking at the blurry bits where they intersect. Fascinated by the tarot. Cat person, dog person, confused by opposites.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2019

Nancy Holmes

Nancy Holmes

Associate Professor, Creative Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Poet, fiction writer, editor, essayist and community-based artist passionate about connecting people — and myself — to the natural world and to environmental action through art.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2019


Michael Ko

Michael Ko

Student, Engineering Physics, Faculty of Applied Science

Active outdoorsman and explorer, but a techie at heart. All about finding happiness in the smallest things in life. Love fixing my brother's wheelchair (and secretly upgrading it)!

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2019

Elsie (Neema) Rimber

Elsie (Neema) Rimber

Student, BA in Economics (International Relations minor), Faculty of Arts

Kenyan born. Passionate about student support and advocating for inclusivity and inclusive practices for visible racial minorities. Sunny days and summer rays soothe my spirit.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2019

Jodie Crocker

Jodie Crocker

Graphic Designer, Student Communications Services

Heart full of optimism; head full of Seinfeld references; mug full of Earl Grey. Catch me collaborating with my team, investing in creative students or buried in an illustration project.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2019


Juan Daniel Leaño

Juan Daniel Leaño

UBC Alumnus (2017), BA in Psychology, minor in Health and Society, Faculty of Arts

Health promoter and lifestyle enthusiast. Fostering community engagement and inclusion spark my joy. I believe that through collaboration, care and a touch of charm, we can do it all.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2019

Nicholas Reitsma

Nicholas Reitsma

Student, BA in Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Goal of becoming a physician. Varsity goalkeeper, mental health advocate and avid reader.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2019

Becky Bradley

Becky Bradley

Student, BA Human Geography and BA Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Made in Tanzania, born in England, nurtured on three continents — a global nomad who loves running, health, coffee and the sun. (The latter can be tricky to find in Vancouver at times!)

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2019