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.

Juma Orach

Student, Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

I’m committed to preserving human life one pair of lungs at a time by studying the effects of inhaled pollutants. Chai is my fuel and Salsa-rueda rejuvenates my soul. TV show enthusiast.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2018


Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray

Communications Coordinator, Dean's Office, Communications, Faculty of Medicine

Digital Communications Specialist in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Leave for Change participant. UBC alumna. Travel and public art enthusiast.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2014

Al Shaibani

Al Shaibani

Student, Microbiology & Immunology, and English Literature, Faculty of Science

Globally-minded microbiology & immunology enthusiast, lover of English literature, typography and graphic design. UBC student, ambassador, community animator.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2014

Annette Henry

Annette Henry

Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education

Professor, Faculty of Education, teaches Race, Culture, Language, Gender in Education. Research methodologies. Believes everything we say and do matters.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2014


Glenn Mendonsa

Glenn Mendonsa

Student, Faculty of Arts, Major: Human Geography

UBC student, Human Geography major, campus ambassador, domestic but cultured. Interested in all things creative, and empowering students through #ubcslc.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2014