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.

Indra Hayre

Alumna, Sociology, Faculty of Arts

Empathetic leader passionate about developing communities, both on campus and in the Downtown Eastside. Lives for weekends spent climbing up or skiing down Vancouver’s mountains.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2019


Katya Roxas

Katya Roxas

Communications Officer, UBC Library

Manila-born multimedia artist. Interested in inclusive design and authentic representation. Sketches on location, with a backpack full of snacks.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Levi Semadeni

Levi Semadeni

Business Development Manager, UBC Food Services

Loves beer, wine and food. Energetic cyclist. Always looking to connect with old and new friends. Huge Canucks fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Madison (Maddy) Schulte

Madison (Maddy) Schulte

First Year Experience Coordinator, Centre for Student Involvement & Careers

Fan of biking, hiking, swimming and snacking. Passionate about collaboration and student leadership. Oregonian.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020


Mary Chapman

Mary Chapman

Academic Director, Public Humanities Hub, Faculty of Arts

Researcher. Passionate communicator. Feminist scholar, networker and media junkie. Mom, singer, poodle-lover and aspiring yogi.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Matt Warburton

Matt Warburton

Design Manager, UBC Brand & Marketing

Proud dad. Design/typography nerd. Always on two wheels; lives for the perfect endless wheelie.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Yu Yang (Sally) Lin

Yu Yang (Sally) Lin

Student, BA Political Science and Human Geography (Double Major), Faculty of Arts

Shanghai-born, Vancouver-raised. Passionate about building better communities through policy, planning and design.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020


Xi (Sunny) Chen

Xi (Sunny) Chen

Alum, BSc Integrated Sciences (2019), Faculty of Science

Inspired by youth. Devoted to building compassionate communities. Loves queer sports, ukulele and goofy puns.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Surabhi Shakkarwar

Surabhi Shakkarwar

Alumna (2019), Master of Urban Design, Faculty of Applied Science

Born and raised in India. Passionate about creating healthy communities. Loves mascara and reading in the park.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020

Thandi Fletcher

Thandi Fletcher

Senior Media Relations Specialist, Media Relations

Recovering journalist. Passions include running marathons, travelling, wine-tasting and interior decorating.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2020