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


Sarah Korpach

Sarah Korpach

Student, B.Sc. Psychology, Faculty of Science

Brain science enthusiast, member of Delta Gamma fraternity, active volunteer. Passionate track and field athlete and coach, constantly looking for ways to implement and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for all individuals.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2015

Dominique Bautista

Dominique Bautista

Student, English Literature, Minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migrations

Always curious. Globally minded, locally grounded. UBC community engagement nerd, cultural hybrid, and tea junky. Searching for sunshine in a city that always rains.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2015

Ryan Hirakida

Ryan Hirakida

Student, Integrated Engineering, Specialization in Transportation Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Loves podcasts, bicycle touring, and beach runs with the UBC Tri Club. Fascinated by cities. DFTBA: Don’t forget to be awesome!

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2015


Margo Yacheshyn

Margo Yacheshyn

Designer, University Relations, UBC Okanagan

Graphic designer, artist, mother, lover of beautiful things. Interests include music, art, photography, writing, and wine.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2015

Samantha So

Samantha So

Student, Biology, Faculty of Science

AMS Rep. Forest explorer, chronic doodler and painter, poetry enthusiast. Collector of tacky patterned shirts. Student for students. I live to learn, teach, and help others love learning.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2015

Olusegun Oyedele

Olusegun Oyedele

Anatomy Instructor, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine

Medical educator, anatomist, doctor. Always amazed at the wonders of the human body. To digest and decant these secrets with eager young minds is pure joy!

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2015


Aysia Lowell-Guy

Aysia Lowell-Guy

Master's Student, Architecture, Faculty of Applied Science

Along with the expansive travels I’ve been fortunate enough to experience and the special people I have encountered along the way, UBC’s MArch program is among my favourite adventures.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2015

Blake Nill

Blake Nill

Head Coach, UBC Thunderbird Football

Football Coach, strong believer in the power of varsity sport. Together with the university, and the vision of our 13th Man Foundation I am looking forward to bringing football success back to the Point Grey Campus.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2015

Avril Espinosa-Malpica

Avril Espinosa-Malpica

Student, Combined Major in Economics and Political Science, Minor in French, Faculty of Arts

Student interested in global issues and interconnectedness. Loves languages, photography, volleyball and tea. Aim to have a positive impact in our world!

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2015