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


Samia Khan

Samia Khan

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

Obsessed with how powerful our minds are. Curious about people and the world. Perpetually talking, drinking coffee, and searching for cool earrings. Big believer of following your own path.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2017

Darren Dahl

Darren Dahl

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty & Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, Professor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division, Sauder School of Business

Consumer behavior researcher and creative educator. Passionate about graduate business education and providing insight into life’s little curiosities.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2016

Kelly Fosbery

Kelly Fosbery

Aboriginal Program Administrator, Aboriginal Programs & Services, UBC Okanagan

UBC-O Alumna, Aboriginal Student Advisor, Westbank First Nation Member, Reader+Writer (English Major), #AboriginalAccessStudies, connecting Aboriginal students with the campus, connecting the campus with the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2016


Miguel A. Rozo

Miguel A. Rozo

UBC Alumnus, Faculty of Arts, International Relations Major

Former Arts Co-op student, current UBC Rotaract President, seawall biking aficionado. Passionate about change and social entrepreneurship. Founder of innovation hub IdeasXchange, started through the UBC Community and Liu IR Institute grants.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2016

Stacey Simpson

Stacey Simpson

International Student Coordinator, Faculty of Science

The ‘gladvocator’ (gladiator advocator) of international and refugee undergraduate students. Flips between the healing aspects of good food and wine and the esoteric arts. Loves travel and having a friend in every port.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2016

Alysha Connor

Alysha Connor

Student, School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Education

UBC runs in my blood… UBC Kinesiology major, Co-op student, and the great-great-great granddaughter of Frank Fairchild Wesbrook (the first president of UBC). Living out the family legacy. Proud to be a part of UBC and hope to use my education to make a difference in the lives of others!

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016


Daria Patrusheva

Daria Patrusheva

Enrolment Services Professional, Enrolment Services

Aerial dancer in training. Plant-based diet and mindful living advocate. Cat person :) In fellow human beings I admire kindness and ability to do handstands.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016

Mark MacLean

Mark MacLean

Professor, Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Mathematician interested in how we learn to understand mathematics. Creator of animated children’s stories inspired by mathematics found in Aboriginal storytelling.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016

Sunil Kainth

Sunil Kainth

Biology Lab Technician, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Biology, UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan Biology lab technician, British expat, Kelowna foodie. Aiming to ensure labs are a safe and enjoyable learning experience for all students.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2016