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


Melissa Baker

Melissa Baker

Manager, Nutrition & Wellbeing, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Upbeet. Driven. Health promoter. Wellbeing advocate. Okanagan Charter supporter. Registered dietician. Popcorn enthusiast. Outdoor adventure seeker. Identical twin. Country music fan. Cariboo-raised. Proud UBC LFS alumna.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2017

Michael Treschow

Michael Treschow

Associate Professor, Critical Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Elected Faculty Member, UBC Board of Governors

Old English scholar, Latinist, dabbler in Greek and Hebrew. A peripatetic by temperament, meandering through old words and stories, and wondering how they help us find our way.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2017

Heather Berringer

Heather Berringer

Chief Librarian, Library Services, UBC Okanagan

Librarian, administrator, karaoke superstar — not necessarily in that order. Passionate about open access and evidence-based decision making. Knowledge is for use.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2017


Kiran Alwani

Kiran Alwani

Student, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Global affairs enthusiast. Researcher, data analyst, and communicator. Passionate about public policy and international development — poverty alleviation, economic upliftment, and fair trade. Loves coffee and chocolate.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2017

Susie Lin

Susie Lin

Team Lead — Web Services, Information Technology

UBC alumna with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, now shaping the digital landscape working for UBC IT Web Services. I like to build things with my hands, and believe that form follows function! Love drinking oolong tea and reading about tiny houses.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2017

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor

Student, Biology, Faculty of Science

Science, sports and photography enthusiast. Always looking for a new angle to tackle life from. If you’re not preoccupied with your phone you might see me coasting down main mall on my skateboard!

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2017


Andrew Szeri

Andrew Szeri

UBC Provost and Vice-President Academic

Provost and Vice-President Academic at UBC. Experienced senior academic administrator and research, teaching and mentoring award-winning engineering professor. Avid hiker, voracious reader and ukulele aficionado. Ready to lead the charge in furthering an exceptional environment for teaching and learning, research and engagement at UBC.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2017

Jamie Edwards

Jamie Edwards

Programmer Analyst, IT, Media and Classroom Services — UBC Okanagan

Web developer, husband and father. Interested in web UX, good design, and figuring out how and why things work. Pragmatic dreamer and incontestable INFP. Heavy metal fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2017

Tiffany Zhong

Tiffany Zhong

Student, B.A. Major in Linguistics, Minor in Law and Society, Faculty of Arts

Vancouver born and raised, first in family to attend university. Always learning a new language and making connections with others via good design, art, and music.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2017