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.

Jannik Eikenaar

Sessional Lecturer, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan

Lecturer, English and Communication, fostering critical thinking and engagement.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2017


Camille Pahl

Camille Pahl

Student, Human Geography Major, Sociology Minor, Faculty of Arts

Senior Student Ambassador. Fascinated by where geography and sociology meet. Passionate about sustainable urban design. Lover of maps, meeting new people, and exploring the world.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2018

Shauna Oddleifson

Shauna Oddleifson

Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

UBC staff and BFA alumna. Visual artist, world traveler, horror aficionado. She is a feisty, fast talker and an enthusiastic hard worker, with an insatiable curiosity.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2018

Farhan Hussain

Farhan Hussain

Student, B.A. Economics, Faculty of Arts

Economics student with a passion for visual storytelling. Big believer in global citizenship and making small impacts in a big world. When I’m not dreaming, you can find me filming.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2018


Tim Herron

Tim Herron

CIRS Building Manager, Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC Sustainability Initiative

I have worked at UBC since 2012. I have had many careers from teaching kindergarten to carpentry to working backstage on large rock shows and raves. Activist, lover of theatre and film.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2018

Sean Smukler

Sean Smukler

Assistant Professor, Applied Biology, Land and Food Systems

Agroecologist working with farmers to help them better manage their lands. I thrive on being outside, getting my hands dirty, working with plants, soil and students.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2018

Guy Noah

Guy Noah

Student, English Literature, Honours, Faculty of Arts

Student. Dreamer. Laughing too much at too little. Being bad at video games but playing them anyway (for the story). Believer in the eternal generative potential of childlike wonder.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2018


Taylor Siemens

Taylor Siemens

Student, B.A. Computer Science, Minor in Visual Arts, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Computer Science and Visual Arts student. Lives and breathes digital media whether it be film, game/app development or marketing. Travel enthusiast. Gamer. Artist.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2018

Katra Farah

Katra Farah

Web Marketing Strategist, International Student Initiative

An Ontario native trying to enjoy the Pacific Northwest, I’m always asking ‘and where’s that?’ Sums me up, as I’m also asking questions with both inside and outside voice.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2018

Susan Porter

Susan Porter

Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Passionate about nurturing the next generation of scholars. Also about DNA, Bach, the forest, and family. Have a dream job working with amazing people and helping to shape the future.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2018