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.

Peter Meiszner

Digital Editor and Social Media Strategist, UBC Media Relations

Lives and breathes social media. Loves to travel and has the collection of photos to prove it. Sometimes seen on two wheels, especially when the sun is shining.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2018


Jesse Robert Grist

Jesse Robert Grist

Student, Honours CAPS, Faculty of Science

SUS VP Finance, Thunderbird rugby player, and Honours CAPS student, but I usually would rather be playing Smash with some friends!

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2016

Jory Wong

Jory Wong

Student, Engineering Physics, Faculty of Applied Science

Globetrotting photographer turned engineering student. Infatuated by the beauty and tragedy of global food systems. Often musing about agricultural intelligence and ethics debates. Lover of glacier peaks, dry humour, and impeccably grilled eggplant. Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

Connections to UBC

Published: September 2016

Bronwyn Malloy

Bronwyn Malloy

PhD Student, English Literature, Faculty of Arts

Full-time English Lit PhD student, part-time wannabe rockstar. Planning to write my dissertation on Canadian indie song lyrics. Yes, you can do that!

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2016


Daniel Heath Justice

Daniel Heath Justice

Chair, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Professor, English, English Department, First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program (FNIS)

Cherokee Nation literature scholar, professor, and fantasy writer. Imagining otherwise in criticism and fiction.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2016

Joanne Gervais

Joanne Gervais

Media Technician, Video/New Media, Creative Studies - UBC Okanagan

Multi-media/digital artist, tech enthusiast, paddling adventurer, bike commuter, UBC alumna. Enjoys the diversity and creativity of her work environment.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2016

Justin Lee

Justin Lee

Student, B.Sc. Computer Science and Philosophy Double Major, Faculty of Science

Photographer, programmer, obsessed with philosophical ethics. Indiscriminate reader, interested in everything. Planning on chasing light across the globe.

Connections to UBC

Published: July 2016


Santa Ono

Santa Ono

UBC’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor

15th President and Vice-Chancellor at UBC. An accomplished researcher who is blazing a trail through social media. A cellist who can play both Bach and Purple Rain. Born in Vancouver and the son of a former UBC professor. Has come home to lead UBC as it embarks on its next 100 years.

Connections to UBC

Published: June 2016

Aaron Bailey

Aaron Bailey

Student, Integrated Science, Faculty of Science

Student, politician and problem solver in-training. 106th President of the AMS. Strong advocate against the War on Fun.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2016

Jae Yung Kwon

Jae Yung Kwon

Student, School of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science

PhD student in patient-centred outcome research with a focus on the frail elderly. Vision to advance the practice of healthcare in a changing world. Advice I give to myself: Learn something new everyday!

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2016