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.

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


Amori Mikami

Amori Mikami

Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts

Researches how children and adolescents make friends — from kids having playdates, teens collaborating on a class assignment, to UBC students exchanging Facebook posts. Feels blessed to live in Vancouver amidst beaches and bubble tea!

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2017

Jannick Eikenaar

Jannick Eikenaar

Sessional Lecturer, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan

Lecturer, English and Communication, fostering critical thinking and engagement.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2017

Kristin Webster

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


Lucas Worsdell

Lucas Worsdell

Student, Geography — Environment & Sustainability, Faculty of Arts

Surf Club Sustainability Coordinator, Geography Students Association Vice-President and activist, I believe in the importance of integrating agroecology into regenerative communities through grassroots engagement with Deep Ecology and Permaculture.

Connections to UBC

Published: December 2017

Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn

Professor, Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts

Happiness researcher. New York Times contributor and co-author of “Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending.” Mountain biker, skier, and surfer. Got attacked by a shark while surfing. Still surfing.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2017

Scott Hinch

Scott Hinch

Professor, Forest and Conservation Sciences Department, Forestry Faculty

Award winning researcher and teacher. Passionate about high tech gadgetry to study fish migrations, conducting ‘big science’, passing on knowledge, mentoring and helping others succeed, and hockey. Spends a lot of time herding cats.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2017


Brittany Crooks

Brittany Crooks

Student, Mathematics and Physics Major, Irving K Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Bagpiper, student, aspiring professor. A proud member of the UBC Alumni.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2017

Chris Freek

Chris Freek

Senior Manager, VP Finance Communications, External Relations

Passionate about bringing people together: sometimes as a communicator, sometimes as a mediator, sometimes by rocking early 70’s Ludwig Vistalites… or the ukulele.

Connections to UBC

Published: November 2017

Bimal Lakhani

Bimal Lakhani

Brain Behaviour Lab post-doc, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine

Brain Behaviour Lab post-doc, neurorehabilitation enthusiast, sports junkie, food lover. Passionate about exploring how the human brain changes with practice and applying that understanding to improving the quality of life of stroke survivors.

Connections to UBC

Published: October 2017