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.

Hannah Wittman

Academic Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, UBC Farm, Faculty of Science

Sociologist passionate for equity and social justice in food, farming, and land governance. Loves to cook but does not have a green thumb.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2018


Isabel Truant

Isabel Truant

Student, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Aspiring artist. Loves drawing, painting, photography, and fashion. Inspired by the environment, the arts, and human emotions.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2018

Janice Eng

Janice Eng

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine

Alum; mom to UBC undergrad; tennis and cross-country enthusiast; neurological rehab researcher. Passionate in getting research off the dusty journal shelves and implemented to make impact.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2018

Jasper Murphy

Jasper Murphy

Senior Communications Designer, Student Housing and Hospitality Services

I’m the graphic designer for Food Services, Student Housing, Conferences & Accommodation and Childcare Services at UBC. Design and all things creative have always been my main focus in life.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2018


Mandana Amiri

Mandana Amiri

Research Engineer, Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

Engineer by training and working in the instrumentation group in Physics & Astronomy Department with an amazing group of people. Skiing on a white canvas soothes my soul.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2018

Reed Eaglesham

Reed Eaglesham

Student, International Economics, Vancouver School of Economics, Faculty of Arts

A student who has always been willing to try something new. From learning Bhangra to winning a Mandarin singing contest, going on exchange, trying Co-op, and volunteering with UBC REC.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2018

Terina Mailer

Terina Mailer

Manager, AVP Students — Student Development & Advising, UBC Okanagan

Passionate about our students’ success and learning in all forms. B.A.R.K. volunteer. World traveler. Be authentic, take risks and build on set-backs for a sturdy and resilient foundation.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2018


Andrea Globa

Andrea Globa

UBC alumna, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine

I studied how changes in synaptic proteins affect behaviour. Now I help UBC professors and students access research funding through my work with Mitacs.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2018

David Speight

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

Katila Whiteman

Katila Whiteman

Student, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Major, Art History Minor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Consistently inspired and driven by nature to continue participating in the cycle of creation, explores physical spaces for hints to metaphysical truth and understanding.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2018