When Korenberg was first appointed to the Board in February 2016, the university’s highest governance body was still reeling from the aftermath of former President Arvind Gupta’s resignation and intense criticisms about a lack of transparency in its practices.
“We spend so much money preserving old buildings.… Why not also spend some money documenting the extraordinary linguistic diversity of our species — that thing that makes us human?”
Cheung created Bagels with Ben, an initiative where he invites students from his classes to eat bagels each week and to talk about life in a casual, low-stakes environment outside of class time.
Coren, a professor emeritus in the psychology department at UBC, has won numerous awards for his work, had his own television show called Good Dog!, written books that have topped the bestsellers lists, and currently writes the blog “Canine Corner” for Psychology Today.
Playing at least one game each week, and practicing twice weekly, drummer John Zollars is an integral part of the UBC Marching Band.
Catherine Dauvergne is currently a professor of immigration law at UBC’s Allard School of Law, and, in July, will be taking over the role of dean.
UBC will get $10 million from the federal government over seven years to fund Erik Snowberg, the new Canada Excellence Research Chair. Snowberg said chose to come to UBC because he valued its reputation for serving the public.
The absurdity of the 2017 AMS Elections is not lost on the first-ever joke candidate to win the presidency. “‘Kind of weird’ is probably an understatement. It was very weird,” said Alan Ehrenholz, whose name on the ballot was “The Engineer's Cairn.”
“There’s never no interest in food, because everyone loves food.” said Kwok, while noting that the two fielded dozens of applications to write, photograph and edit in their first round of recruitment last year.
Murphy is looking ahead to shape the office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation into a central resource hub for researchers and innovators at UBC — a task not unlike her own research interests.
Samantha Schumacher has always wanted to be a writer. The newly-elected president of Her Campus, Schumacher aims to make the UBC chapter of the women-centric media platform bigger and better as it strives to give women across the country a voice.
A mechanical engineer by training who spent much of the last three decades in the University of California system, Szeri has already worn many administrative hats.
Holmes will officially take office on Wednesday, September 27, when he will start working on an ambitious platform that includes some of the previous priorities of former VPAUA Daniel Lam.
“All you see are these big entrance awards or these other big scholarships where you need like a 90 per cent average in order to qualify,” said Guy, a recent graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business. “Those are the ones that are marketed and that everyone sees.”
“The details of how it’s served up may change over time,” said Parker. “But the heart of librarianship is still about making sure that people get what [information] they need with as little trouble as possible.”
Currently, Corrigall-Brown teaches a large introductory class as well as a smaller upper-level class this semester, a division made possible by the flexibility of her teaching style that earned her the Killam Prize.
Burton joined the VOC 57 years ago in the second year of his engineering program at UBC, but he had been involved in outdoor exploration long before he became a member.
From his admiration of epistemological anarchist philosopher Paul Feyerabend to his tendency to drink too much coffee and shitpost on Reddit, the UBC math professor is intriguing, intellectual and level-headed all at once.
As she navigates its difficulties, Eidinger would like to see Canadian history reflect recent advancements in the field, and also more resources dedicated towards the scholarship of racialized and Indigenous peoples.