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.

Fok-Shuen Leung

Department of Mathematics, Academic Director, UBC First Year Experience

Mathematician and mentor. Students deserve real mathematics, with all of its difficulty and flinty grace.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 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

Eric Ma

Eric Ma

Student, BASc Civil Engineering, Minor in Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

Passionate about helping people and our transportation system. Teaching assistant and president of CITE student chapter. Loves the beautiful Okanagan scenery and sense of community.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2019

Melissa Carr

Melissa Carr

Communications Strategist, Student Communications, VP Students

Strategic thinking, problem solving, Comms professional. Committed to user-centred design. Always asking “why?” Bike commuter, skier and lover of travel. Keeping it simple since forever.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2019