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


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

Tiffany Mintah

Tiffany Mintah

Assistant Director, Residence Life, Student Housing and Hospitality Services

Working to support well-being at UBC, maximize intercultural understanding, and position students in residence for personal growth and academic success. Passionate about community building and learning-centered workplaces. Educator. Master’s Student. Tea enthusiast. Art, music and theatre keep me grounded.

Connections to UBC

Published: May 2017

Christina Girardi

Christina Girardi

Administrative Coordinator, Ceremonies and Events

Brooklyn expat. Student of Traditional Chinese Qigong. Current tickles: plant-based cheese making and lunchtimes at the new aquatic centre. Dreams of senior cohousing in the West End. Prince fan.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2017