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


Jessica LaRochelle

Jessica LaRochelle

Assistant Director, Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP)

Stó:lō from the Sts’ailes First Nation. UBC alum and current grad student. Sassy, passionate about Indigenous Education, voracious reader, and mildly obsessed with knitting and sparkly things!

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2015

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Assistant Professor, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, Philosophy Department, Faculty of Arts

Professor-in-Residence, Philosopher + Classicist, architect of the imagination. Cultivating student citizenship and bringing ideas to life. Connecting faculty & students across years and disciplines.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2015

Rohma Nawaz

Rohma Nawaz

Student, International Relations, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

International Leader of Tomorrow award recipient at UBC Okanagan. Studying International Relations. Community Animator at International Programs and Services and Host at Aboriginal Programs and services. Pakistani living in the beautiful Okanagan. Aspiring to be a Global Citizen.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2015


Felisha Truong

Felisha Truong

Student, Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Undergraduate Research Assistant, UBC-O Student Representative of Sciences, Volunteer Shift Supervisor at KGH Hospital, Science Peer Mentor. Why fit in when you were born to stand out!

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Devan Wiebe

Devan Wiebe

Student, Finance, Sauder School of Business

Commerce co-op student specalizing in finance. Co-captain of the UBC women's track & field/cross country teams. Defending NAIA 800m champion. Horseback rider.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Donabel Santos

Donabel Santos

Business Intelligence Solutions Architect, Development & Alumni Engagement

#DataGeek. Innovation, data, analytics. Unearthing stories behind data for strategic and smart decision making. Author. Instructor. KDrama and anime junkie.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015


Stanley Coren

Stanley Coren

Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts

Professor Emeritus of Psychology who is known for many books and a TV series about dogs, but also for research on the perils and problems of being left-handed.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2015

Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Martha C. Piper, OC OBC

Interim President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

Grandmother, epidemiologist and biostatistician, lover of baseball and a big Thunderbirds fan. Proud of our great university and working to make it even better.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015

Melissa McHugh

Melissa McHugh

Placement Assistant, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan

Practicum placing assistant by day, successful entrepreneur by night. UBC staff, alumni, and photographer living a double life in the Okanagan.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2015