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.

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


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

Mark Pilon

Mark Pilon

Designer and Illustrator, UBC Brand and Marketing

Active in the Vancouver arts and culture community. Grew up near the Arctic. Enjoys photography and documenting travel. Loves camping and wild places.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2019


Paulina Cikatricis

Paulina Cikatricis

Student, BSc in Natural Resources Conservation, Faculty of Forestry

Nature lover, dog cuddler, snack eater. Always looking for a new West Coast adventure fuelled by sunshine and ice cream. Pursuing conservation to secure a sustainable future for all.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2019

Shreya Saxena

Shreya Saxena

Electrical Engineering student, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

Student ambassador; avid participant in the engineering community. Enjoys giving back. Always enthusiastic.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2019

Darren Touch

Darren Touch

Alumnus, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Global citizen. Community advocate. Former Graduate Student Society/AMS rep. Driven to tackle the world’s most pressing problems through engaging the public, private and non-governmental sectors through public policy.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2019


Indra Hayre

Indra Hayre

Alumna, Sociology, Faculty of Arts

Empathetic leader passionate about developing communities, both on campus and in the Downtown Eastside. Lives for weekends spent climbing up or skiing down Vancouver’s mountains.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2019

Nathan Herrington

Nathan Herrington

Student, BA Human Geography, Faculty of Arts

Favourite modes of transportation include surfing and running. Found outside, usually with a camera, always stoked for breakfast. Let’s talk maps, musicals and mountains. Say hello!

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2019

Sue Frohlick

Sue Frohlick

Professor of Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies; Head of Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBCO

Feminist anthropologist, ardent ethnographer. Inspired by fieldwork with students. Brings chocolate to meetings. Can’t believe how fun paddleboarding is. Grateful guest on Syilx territory.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2019