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


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

Chris Sulymka

Chris Sulymka

Communications Coordinator, Student Communications Services

Communications professional and wellness advocate. Loves using words to inspire students to live well. Believes in kindness. Moonlights as a pilot.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2015

Morrell Andrews

Morrell Andrews

Student, International Relations major and Political Science minor, Faculty of Arts

Passionate about international security studies, law and pizza. Frequent Global Seminar student and exec at The Calendar. Loves collecting passport stamps and is a firm believer that everything always works out.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2015