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.

Herbert Rosengarten

Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

English professor, native Mancunian and Man U supporter (of course). A lover of Victorian writing, first editions, the Brontës, and BC wines.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015


Donabel Santos

Donabel Santos

Business Intelligence Solutions Architect, Development & Alumni Engagement

#DataGeek. Innovation, data, analytics. Unearthing stories behind data for strategic and smart decision making. Author. Instructor. KDrama and anime junkie.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Stanley Coren

Stanley Coren

Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts

Professor Emeritus of Psychology who is known for many books and a TV series about dogs, but also for research on the perils and problems of being left-handed.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

Grandmother, epidemiologist and biostatistician, lover of baseball and a big Thunderbirds fan. Proud of our great university and working to make it even better.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015


Melissa McHugh

Melissa McHugh

Placement Assistant, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan

Practicum placing assistant by day, successful entrepreneur by night. UBC staff, alumni, and photographer living a double life in the Okanagan.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015

Andrea Damascelli

Andrea Damascelli

Professor, Physics & Astronomy, and Director, Quantum Matter Institute, Faculty of Science

Passionate and curious. Quantum physicist and life explorer. Always looking for new inspiration and challenges. A lover of the ocean. Happy that I can still dream.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015

Madison Grist

Madison Grist

Student, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Bio nerd turned law student. Seizing every opportunity to perform and make people smile, from waving pompoms for the BC Lions to commanding a room full of sweaty indoor cyclists.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015


Frank F. Wesbrook

Frank F. Wesbrook

1st President, 1913-1918

Founding President of UBC, noted scholar and accomplished university administrator, worked tirelessly to attract internationally distinguished faculty and develop the Point Grey campus.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2015

Nicole Cardinal

Nicole Cardinal

Student, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Faculty of Arts

Dakelh Nation, Lifegiver, wife & full-time student, Matriarch in training, empowering others, goals-beading my thesis, FNIS Warrior!

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2015

Annamma Joy

Annamma Joy

Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Called the “culture vulture” for good reason — my research examines the impact of culture on consumption, focusing on art, fashion, architecture/design and wine. Happiest when crossing boundaries (academic, cultural and so on). Voracious reader and movie buff.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2015