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.

Kristin Webster

Senior Early Childhood Educator, UBC Childcare Services

I believe that through teaching social justice and empathy, children can be the change we aspire to be. I value childcare as capable humans and leaders.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2017


Louise Soga

Louise Soga

Graduate Program Assistant, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

Aim to turn daunting administrative tasks into a compassionate exchange between people and allow students to leave my office feeling lighter and more human.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2016

Francisco Peña Fernandez

Francisco Peña Fernandez

Associate Professor, Critical Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

Professor at UBC Okanagan, specializing in Medieval Iberia, Biblical Literature, and Religious Studies.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016

Hassan Packir

Hassan Packir

Business Technology Management, Faculty of Commerce

Focused on leveraging technology to make the world more accessible. Passionate about teaching people new skills and watching them grow. Your ability to do anything is only limited by your ability to be open to learning it.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016


Vivien Lee

Vivien Lee

Student, International Relations Major, Commerce Minor, Faculty of Arts

Believer in strangers are just friends waiting to happen. Never ending appetite to discover delicious food and diverse destinations through travel. DIY and quali-tea pun lover. Aspiring communicator.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016

Yoyo Eto

Yoyo Eto

Coordinator, the UBC Welcome Centre

Nigerian born, internationally bred, proud UBC alumna, people and culture enthusiast. I work to help others love and discover how awesome UBC is.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2016

Chase Lawler

Chase Lawler

Student, English, Faculty of Arts

UBC Track and Field. English Major and French Speaker. Lover of puns and wordplay. Scrabble and scotch enthusiast. Language connects us all.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016


Drew Pihlainen

Drew Pihlainen

Staff, Senior Planning Analyst, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research

Planning Analyst, using data to inform decision-making at UBC. Number cruncher, wine lover, soccer fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016

Meaghan Thumath

Meaghan Thumath

PhD Student, School of Nursing, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Nurse, Adjunct Prof, health equity nerd, Trudeau Scholar.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016

Moira Warburton

Moira Warburton

Student, Political Science, Faculty of Arts

5th year Poli Sci junkie focusing on international security studies. Go Global alum, The Ubyssey online news editor, Orientations Squad Leader. Traveller, writer, foodster.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2016