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.

David Speight

Executive Chef & Culinary Director, UBC Food Services

Passionate chef creating a sustainable and healthy campus food scene. Supporter of local food and huge fan of our very own UBC Farm. Vancouver Food Policy Council. Bike commuter. Proud Papa.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2018


Bradley Fung

Bradley Fung

Alumnus (2019), BA Political Science, Faculty of Arts

Former director at The Calendar; student ambassador and amateur humorist. Former child-actor turned stand-up comedian; I cherish the sound of laughter and that’s no joke.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019

Gilly Lau

Gilly Lau

Lecturer and Coordinator, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Loves skiing on powder days. Hobbyist photographer. Driven to create opportunities for students to connect their knowledge to real-life practice.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019

Karolin Konig

Karolin Konig

Campaign Manager, Ceremonies and Events

Multilingual global nomad. Lover of adventure, the great outdoors and the little things in life. Working to help create healthy and inclusive communities for everyone.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019


Maham Khanum

Maham Khanum

Student, International Relations, Faculty of Arts

International student from Pakistan; passionate about writing, cultures and UBC student experiences. Loves trying new recipes, knitting, reading and blogging about all three.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019

Shelley Robinson

Shelley Robinson

Executive Chef, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, UBC Okanagan

Top Chef Canada competitor, Chopped Canada champion. Surfer, skier, cookbook author. Loves campervans.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019

Mark Pilon

Mark Pilon

Designer and Illustrator, UBC Brand and Marketing

Active in the Vancouver arts and culture community. Grew up near the Arctic. Enjoys photography and documenting travel. Loves camping and wild places.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2019


Paulina Cikatricis

Paulina Cikatricis

Student, BSc in Natural Resources Conservation, Faculty of Forestry

Nature lover, dog cuddler, snack eater. Always looking for a new West Coast adventure fuelled by sunshine and ice cream. Pursuing conservation to secure a sustainable future for all.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2019

Shreya Saxena

Shreya Saxena

Electrical Engineering student, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

Student ambassador; avid participant in the engineering community. Enjoys giving back. Always enthusiastic.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2019

Darren Touch

Darren Touch

Alumnus, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Global citizen. Community advocate. Former Graduate Student Society/AMS rep. Driven to tackle the world’s most pressing problems through engaging the public, private and non-governmental sectors through public policy.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2019