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


Evan Warburton

Evan Warburton

Student, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Major: Computer Science

Attending UBC-O to major in Computer Science, loves the challenges programming presents. Excited about life on residence and being near the mountains.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Tiago de Souza Jensen

Tiago de Souza Jensen

Student, Faculty of Arts, Double Major: International Relations and Geography

Student, environmentalist, Model UN enthusiast, feminist, language learner. I love good design and creative solutions to complex problems!

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

AJung Moon

AJung Moon

PhD student, Faculty of Applied Science, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Specialty: Human-Robot Interaction and Roboethics

PhD student designing #robots that collaborate with people. Blogger on a mission to shape our more robotic future. Coffee & social media junky. #Roboethics

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014


Ira Nadel

Ira Nadel

Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Arts

Professor of English, biographer, critic, oenophile, gentleman jogger. Interested in Modernism's occupation with velocity and speed. Coffee. Comedy.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Katja Clark

Katja Clark

Communication Coordinator, Student Communications Services

Brock Haller. Communicator of all things courses, money and enrolment across web, social media, email and more to get the right information to students at the right time. Believes in plain language and good design.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2014

Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta

UBC's 13th President and Vice-Chancellor

13th President and Vice-Chancellor at UBC. Passionate about research, teaching and building socially, culturally and economically vibrant communities. Proud Canadian, father and husband.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014


Anna Ward

Anna Ward

Alumna, Bachelor of Arts with Sociology Honours. From Kingston, Jamaica

UBC Learning Exchange volunteer researching the division of space and its relationship to Learning Exchange programming. Former Co-President of World Vision UBC. Passionate about helping people and working with nonprofit organizations. Travelling the world taking pictures and enjoying nature.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014

Derrick Gravener

Derrick Gravener

Student, Faculty of Arts

Sociology Major, and Creative Writing Minor, Residence Advisor in Totem Park, Blogger for UBC Blog Squad, Orientations Leader, Equity Ambassador, Breakfast Lover, Clothes Addict, and Improv Enthusiast. Still perfecting my pancake recipe.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014

Annalee Yassi

Annalee Yassi

Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health & Capacity-building; Prof, School of Population & Public Health; specialist in Community Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Proud mother and adoring wife, committed to creating a fairer society and more sustainable way of life.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2014