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


Michael Cheung

Michael Cheung

Residence Life Manager, Ponderosa Commons and Tallwood House, Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Student Affairs Professional & shopaholic. I love everything about Residence Life; from student development and support to programming. Community builder, badminton player & country music listener.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2017

Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Program, Faculty of Arts

Poet. Fiction writer. A Canadian writer to watch, according to CBC. Formally inventive. Writes about you — the pronoun, at least. Most likely likes you.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2017

Cole Burton

Cole Burton

Assistant Professor, Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry

Scientist working to support coexistence between people and wildlife on a crowded planet. Inspired by nature and fascinated by diversity. Love exploring, reading, and family. Also a bit of a stats nerd.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2017


Declan Kelly

Declan Kelly

Student, Conservation, Faculty of Forestry

Natural Resource Conservation major, integral wreck league athlete, outdoor enthusiast just like any other forestry student.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2017

Leah Sanford

Leah Sanford

Manager, International Programs & Services and Language & Writing Services, AVP Students — International Programs & Services — UBC Okanagan

Manager, International Programs and Services. Contributing to an intercultural, social justice-driven globally engaged campus community (and having some fun while doing it!)

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2017

Zameena Dadani

Zameena Dadani

Student, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts

Born Kenyan. Self-declared foodie. Exploring life through caffeine, compassion, and curiosity. Passionate to meet new people and discover new places. Driven by empowering women and learning innovative strategies to encourage engagement through policy and marketing.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2017


Jill Dickau

Jill Dickau

Communications Coordinator, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan

Communicator at UBC’s Okanagan campus focused in the Faculty of Education. Passionate about murder mysteries and Netflix. Vancouver-Islander living in Kelowna.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2017

Ralph Tsang

Ralph Tsang

Student, B.A., Major in International Relations, Minor in Political Science

Go Global Ambassador, Co-op student and occasional exerciser. Big believer in building connections through work and play. Shoe addict, avid traveller and an advocate for all forms of diplomacy.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2017

Suzie Lavallee

Suzie Lavallee

Senior Instructor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry

Traveler, backpacker, cyclist, skier, mom, and sailor with a passion for conservation. Bringing the classroom to the great outdoors across the globe. Finding new ways to inspire learning.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2017