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


Lianne Lardizabal

Lianne Lardizabal

Student, Computer Science and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Interested in developing solutions to challenging problems in artificial intelligence, systems, and computation. Member of UBC’s Department of Computer Science for research, Focus on Women in CS, and REC elite women’s volleyball. Hobbies include painting, competitive muay thai, and weightlifting.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2017

Moozhan Ahmadzadegan

Moozhan Ahmadzadegan

Student, Visual Arts Major in Bachelor Fine Arts program, UBC Okanagan

Artist and visual creator, passionate about communicating big ideas and concepts through visual interpretations. Nap enthusiast, dog lover, and sustainability advocate.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2017

Karan D’Souza

Karan D’Souza

Student, Southern Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine

Future physician eager to leverage technology to lead + advocate for collaborative solutions to challenges in health care delivery + medical education

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2017


Miranda Huron

Miranda Huron

Program Manager, Ch'nook Indigenous Business Education, Sauder School of Business

Algonquin woman who runs an Aboriginal scholarship/mentorship program. PhD student who sits on senate. Spare time? I ride my bike — so far across Canada, Russia, and Africa.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2017

Nikkita Nair

Nikkita Nair

Student, B.A. International Relations Major, Commerce Minor, Faculty of Arts

Singaporean but a global citizen at heart. Global affairs enthusiast, avid traveller who loves immersing myself in new cultures. Looking for ways to make the world a better place through tech, travel and language!

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2017

Tim Silk

Tim Silk

Assistant Professor, Marketing & Behavioural Science Division, Sauder School of Business

Uses consumer behavior to help inform public policy and works with industry mentors to better connect students with industry. Loves teaching and finds human behavior fascinating. Avid skier, hiker, and former racing driver.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2017


Carlos Ordonez

Carlos Ordonez

International Student Advisor, International Student Development

A person in constant evolution who loves learning. Polyglot. Alive. Vibrant. Passionate. Forth-ward thinker. Creative Innovator. Relationship Builder. Public Speaker. Performer. D&I. RCIC. Future father. Gratitude. Faith&Trust in God.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2017

Constance Crompton

Constance Crompton

Assistant Professor, Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Assistant Prof of Digital Humanities. Humanities Data Lab director. Using history & computers to work out how we got here, so we’ll be informed when we decide where to go next.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2017

Matt Dolf

Matt Dolf

UBC Wellbeing Director, Office of the Vice-President, Students

Working to promote our human and ecological wellbeing. PhD Candidate in the School of Kinesiology. Avid reader, tennis player, nature lover, trilingual, and proud husband and father.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2017