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.

Jodie Crocker

Graphic Designer, Student Communications Services

Heart full of optimism; head full of Seinfeld references; mug full of Earl Grey. Catch me collaborating with my team, investing in creative students or buried in an illustration project.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2019


Liam Orme

Liam Orme

Co-founder and Coordinator, UBC Climate Hub

Working to connect and empower communities around bold action on climate change. Trying not to take myself too seriously. UBC Bachelor of International Economics alumnus.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2020

Eric Li

Eric Li

Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

Tuba player. Interested in marketing and consumer culture, health promotion and community development.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2020

Julie Walchli

Julie Walchli

Executive Director, Work Integrated Education and Career Initiatives, Faculty of Arts. Co-Director, Canada-Japan Co-op Program

Arts educator. Avid mystery novel reader. Baker and chutney maker. Believes in the power of mentoring.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2020


Tara Mayer

Tara Mayer

Senior Instructor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts; 2019 Fellow, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies; 2018-19 Killam Teaching Prize Recipient

Hawaii-born historian and material culture enthusiast. Tracing the construction of racial and gendered identities in colonial contexts. Daughter, sister, partner, maker, mentor, mother.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2020

Bradley Fung

Bradley Fung

Alumnus (2019), BA Political Science, Faculty of Arts

Former director at The Calendar; student ambassador and amateur humorist. Former child-actor turned stand-up comedian; I cherish the sound of laughter and that’s no joke.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019

Gilly Lau

Gilly Lau

Lecturer and Coordinator, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Loves skiing on powder days. Hobbyist photographer. Driven to create opportunities for students to connect their knowledge to real-life practice.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019


Karolin Konig

Karolin Konig

Campaign Manager, Ceremonies and Events

Multilingual global nomad. Lover of adventure, the great outdoors and the little things in life. Working to help create healthy and inclusive communities for everyone.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019

Maham Khanum

Maham Khanum

Student, International Relations, Faculty of Arts

International student from Pakistan; passionate about writing, cultures and UBC student experiences. Loves trying new recipes, knitting, reading and blogging about all three.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019

Shelley Robinson

Shelley Robinson

Executive Chef, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, UBC Okanagan

Top Chef Canada competitor, Chopped Canada champion. Surfer, skier, cookbook author. Loves campervans.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019