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.

Shelley Robinson

Executive Chef, Student Housing and Hospitality Services, UBC Okanagan

Top Chef Canada competitor, Chopped Canada champion. Surfer, skier, cookbook author. Loves campervans.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2019


Annalijn Conklin

Annalijn Conklin

Assistant Professor, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Social epidemiologist passionate about women's health and empowerment. Love cats, reggae and martial arts.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020

Fred Lee

Fred Lee

Director, Alumni Engagement, alumni UBC

Vanhattan’s “Man About Town”, covering all the happening events. Tireless volunteer. Mentor. Community builder.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020

Giulia Rossi

Giulia Rossi

Student, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

Third-culture kid. Martial artist. Passionate about student-led initiatives and multidisciplinary collaborations.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020


Rohina Dass

Rohina Dass

Student, International Relations, Faculty of Arts

Creative thinker and maker. On a quest for social justice. Will dance wherever there is music.

Connections to UBC

Published: April 2020

Aisha Ravindran

Aisha Ravindran

Senior Instructor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

Global traveller. Passionate about forging interdisciplinary bridges. Loves poetry and the Okanagan seasons.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2020

Braeden Ortt

Braeden Ortt

Student, Chemistry, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry enthusiast. Professional motorcycle racer at speeds of over 250 km/h. Addicted to adrenaline.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2020


Lauren Casey

Lauren Casey

Manager, Indigenous Initiatives, UBC Sauder School of Business

First Nations; Haida nation. Traditional name is llaanaay, or ‘beloved friend’. Passionate about Indigenous rights.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2020

Mark Cembrowski

Mark Cembrowski

Assistant Professor, Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Interested in the neuroscience of memory. Yoga teacher. Likes handstands and calisthenics.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2020

Tabindah Shah

Tabindah Shah

Student, BSc Urban Forestry, Faculty of Forestry

Green infrastructure enthusiast. Has entrepreneurial drive to force change. Determined to improve at surfing.

Connections to UBC

Published: March 2020