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


Andrew Szeri

Andrew Szeri

UBC Provost and Vice-President Academic

Provost and Vice-President Academic at UBC. Experienced senior academic administrator and research, teaching and mentoring award-winning engineering professor. Avid hiker, voracious reader and ukulele aficionado. Ready to lead the charge in furthering an exceptional environment for teaching and learning, research and engagement at UBC.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2017

Jamie Edwards

Jamie Edwards

Programmer Analyst, IT, Media and Classroom Services — UBC Okanagan

Web developer, husband and father. Interested in web UX, good design, and figuring out how and why things work. Pragmatic dreamer and incontestable INFP. Heavy metal fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2017

Tiffany Zhong

Tiffany Zhong

Student, B.A. Major in Linguistics, Minor in Law and Society, Faculty of Arts

Vancouver born and raised, first in family to attend university. Always learning a new language and making connections with others via good design, art, and music.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2017


Veronica Knott

Veronica Knott

Student, Mining Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

Mining Engineering Student, Former EUS President and Passionate Student Leader. An eternal problem solver whether at the University, in the Engineering Undergraduate Society or in the mining industry.

Connections to UBC

Published: August 2017

Erin Kotz

Erin Kotz

Student, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Law student, American expat, feminist and friend. My passionate and intelligent colleagues along with the short drive to Whistler are what motivate me. Always in pursuit of good laughs, new adventures, and breakfast foods.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2017

Kass Hakkaart

Kass Hakkaart

Student, Major in Visual Arts, Minor in Sociology, Faculty of Fine Arts, UBC Okanagan

Visual Art Major, photographer, world traveler, animal and nature lover. The one thing I’ve learned about life is that tough times don’t last, but tough people do.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2017


Michael Cheung

Michael Cheung

Residence Life Manager, Ponderosa Commons and Tallwood House, Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Student Affairs Professional & shopaholic. I love everything about Residence Life; from student development and support to programming. Community builder, badminton player & country music listener.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2017

Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Program, Faculty of Arts

Poet. Fiction writer. A Canadian writer to watch, according to CBC. Formally inventive. Writes about you — the pronoun, at least. Most likely likes you.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2017

Cole Burton

Cole Burton

Assistant Professor, Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry

Scientist working to support coexistence between people and wildlife on a crowded planet. Inspired by nature and fascinated by diversity. Love exploring, reading, and family. Also a bit of a stats nerd.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2017