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


Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar

Student, Software Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Gamer, engineer, #UBCringette player, and leader following the path to becoming a game developer while giving back along the way.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2015

Shirley Nakata

Shirley Nakata

Ombudsperson for Students, Office of the Ombudsperson for Students

Ombudsperson for Students, feminist mother and lawyer, 1.5 generation Japanese Canadian. A cynical optimist. A cosmologist-wannabe. Always in pursuit of good books and good food.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2015

Kenneth Chau

Kenneth Chau

Associate Professor

UBC prof pushing the limits of what we can do with light, while illuminating young minds.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2015


Linda Ong

Linda Ong

Director, Communications and Marketing, UBC Library

Campus connector, inspired by curiosity, proud alumna, accredited business communicator. Recommends thinking outside the box, but having a seat @ the table first.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2015

Raquel Baldwinson

Raquel Baldwinson

PhD Student, Science and Technology Studies and Department of English, Faculty of Arts

PhD student in the health humanities. Two department homes: English and Science & Technology Studies. Ethics researcher for @NGDIUBC. Equal parts activist and academic.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2015

Romance Willson

Romance Willson

Student, Visual Arts, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

Enjoying the mad existential circus of consciousness, pursuing the BFA dream from an accredited art program after overcoming innumerable “life events”—if you want it bad enough you can do anything, I am living proof.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2015


Juliana Fridman

Juliana Fridman

Director of Interactive Marketing - Communications, Development and Alumni Engagement

A digital strategist and proud geek. Wearable technology enthusiast. Lives by the Holstee Manifesto, an adventurer by nature. Passionate about using the digital space to build connections and communities across the world to support sustainable and meaningful change.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015

Julie Robillard

Julie Robillard

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Neurology), Faculty of Medicine. National Core for Neuroethics and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Assistant professor of neurology. Neuroscientist and neuroethicist. Advocates for fact over fiction when it comes to brain health. Passionate about science outreach. Avid mountain biker and sailor.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015

Matt Brassil

Matt Brassil

PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Mathematician focusing on algebraic geometry. Pianist, coffee enthusiast.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015