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


Samantha Larsen

Samantha Larsen

Residence Life Manager, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, UBC Okanagan

Striving to make a home away from home for students in residence. Fuelled by cold brew, colour coding and conversation.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2020

Shannon Hohl

Shannon Hohl

Graduate Studies Administrative Assistant, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan

Loves a good book, a cup of tea and planning the next trip. Easily started, which leads to laughs. Always greets people with a smile.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2020

Viola Cohen

Viola Cohen

Communications and Marketing Strategist, University Relations, UBC Okanagan

Avid runner, cyclist and skier. Passionate about environmental issues. Can’t live without coffee, chocolate and a cat on my lap.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2020


Adrian Liem

Adrian Liem

Manager, Digital Communications, Brand and Marketing

Psych grad turned teacher turned digital professional and certified coach. Hiker, runner, cycler, surfer and wannabe of many other words ending in “er”.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2020

Paul Joseph

Paul Joseph

University Photographer, UBC Brand and Marketing

Finds joy in documenting UBC life, from Imagine Day to graduation to everything in between. Loves Jack Russell terriers and Japanese denim.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2020

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