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


Julie Robillard

Julie Robillard

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Neurology), Faculty of Medicine. National Core for Neuroethics and Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Assistant professor of neurology. Neuroscientist and neuroethicist. Advocates for fact over fiction when it comes to brain health. Passionate about science outreach. Avid mountain biker and sailor.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015

Matt Brassil

Matt Brassil

PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Mathematician focusing on algebraic geometry. Pianist, coffee enthusiast.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015

Zuwena Haji Machano

Zuwena Haji Machano

Student, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Health and Exercise Sciences

Alum from SOS-HGIC in Ghana, developed unique academic programs that relied on the impact of emerging knowledge and services. Active in clubs and organizing events, including the Rejoice fashion show.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2015


Alden E. Habacon

Alden E. Habacon

Director, Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development, Equity and Inclusion Office

Dad of 2 boys. Diversity+inclusion strategist. Director, Intercultural Understanding #UBC. Innovation/media junkie. Publisher, SchemaMag.ca

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015

Anne Fleming

Anne Fleming

Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Department of Creative Studies, Creative Writing Program

Novelist, short story writer, Creative Writing prof. Fired up by students’ creativity. Reading connects us across time, space, and difference. Ukulele buff, paddler, lesbian dad.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015

Ashley Dudill

Ashley Dudill

PhD Student, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts

PhD student, passionate about understanding rivers and global water issues. Loves travelling, photography, field hockey and exploring Vancouver.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015


Gordon Katic

Gordon Katic

Student, Graduate School of Journalism

Creator and co-host of the Terry Project on CiTR, a radio newsmagzine about how big academic ideas affect ordinary people. Tardy journalism student.

Connections to UBC

Published: February 2015

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