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


Sunaina Assanand

Sunaina Assanand

Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Psychology Prof and Associate Dean. Committed to student empowerment and social change. Cooking enthusiast. Loves tea, chocolate, and classic rock. Adoring mother, wife, and daughter.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015

Florence Clifford

Florence Clifford

Student, Faculty of Science, Double Major: Biology and Psychology

UBC Sororities President, Leadership/personal development, women empowerment. Passionate about other people, people give you perspective - celebrate diversity.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015

Herbert Rosengarten

Herbert Rosengarten

Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

English professor, native Mancunian and Man U supporter (of course). A lover of Victorian writing, first editions, the Brontës, and BC wines.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015


Helen M. Burt

Helen M. Burt

Associate Vice President Research & International

AVP Research & International, supporting research and innovation and maximizing UBC’s research competitiveness. Also a professor applying nanotechnology to solving drug delivery problems.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015

Deb Pickman

Deb Pickman

Communications and Marketing Manager, Arts & Culture District

UBC staff and alum, leads a double life as co-founder/director & ensemble member of theatre company Shameless Hussy productions. Passionate about the importance of the arts to our humanity.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015

Rey Arandia

Rey Arandia

Sales Attendant Place Vanier Dining Hall

Loves travel, tennis, and watches. Enjoys meeting new people. It doesn't matter where you're from, what colour or age you are. I will smile and treat you right.

Connections to UBC

Published: January 2015


Emily Woodsun

Emily Woodsun

Student, Faculty of Arts, Major: Geography, Environment and Sustainability program

Sustainability ambassador. Loves solar gadgetry. Frequently performs spontaneous recycling interventions. #RippleEffectUBC champion.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Ella Adkins

Ella Adkins

Student, Faculty of Arts, English and Creative Writing

Writer, reader, fashion designer, barista, singer, dancer, lover and hugger. Create your own stories, don't live in others.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Student, Sauder School of Business, Major: Commerce / Transportation & Logistics and International Business

UBC BCOM student. Treasurer and enthusiastic member of the UBC Triathlon Club. Passions for acting and triathlon. Storm the Wall is a MUST for Everyone!

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014