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


Haley Seven Deers

Haley Seven Deers

Student, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology and History major, UBC Okanagan

Indigenous student. Recipient of Centennial Scholars Award. Passionate about learning; curious about the world. Loves horses, reading, travelling and meeting new people.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2019

Anirban (Jojo) Das

Anirban (Jojo) Das

Student, Biology, Faculty of Applied Science

Firm believer that walls are meant for climbing instead of keeping people apart. Fascinated by biological systems and photography. Usually spending time just planning the next adventure.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2019

Alina Chalanuchpong

Alina Chalanuchpong

Student, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science

Residence advisor and undergraduate researcher. Enjoys petting dogs and snowboarding, but not at the same time. Home is the Land of Smiles — Thailand.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2019


Carlos Teixeira

Carlos Teixeira

Professor, Geography, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Research interests include urban and social geography, with emphasis on migration studies, community formation, housing and neighbourhood change and ethnic entrepreneurship.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2019

Jebet O’Reilly

Jebet O’Reilly

Student, Political Science, Faculty of Arts

Student Ambassador with a passion for creating community and supporting arts and culture. Lover of everything B.C. has to offer, from mountains and beaches to brunch and craft beer.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2019

Carrie Jenkins

Carrie Jenkins

Professor, Philosophy, Faculty of Arts

Philosopher/writer. Working on love and madness, meaning and magic. Poking at the blurry bits where they intersect. Fascinated by the tarot. Cat person, dog person, confused by opposites.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2019


Nancy Holmes

Nancy Holmes

Associate Professor, Creative Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Poet, fiction writer, editor, essayist and community-based artist passionate about connecting people — and myself — to the natural world and to environmental action through art.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2019

Michael Ko

Michael Ko

Student, Engineering Physics, Faculty of Applied Science

Active outdoorsman and explorer, but a techie at heart. All about finding happiness in the smallest things in life. Love fixing my brother's wheelchair (and secretly upgrading it)!

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2019

Elsie (Neema) Rimber

Elsie (Neema) Rimber

Student, BA in Economics (International Relations minor), Faculty of Arts

Kenyan born. Passionate about student support and advocating for inclusivity and inclusive practices for visible racial minorities. Sunny days and summer rays soothe my spirit.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2019