“I think that the most important thing I do is teach … [and] what I hope that does is invite [students] into scholarship."
Starting in May, eyes will focus squarely on Evans as the campus waits to see how he — and his promises — fare as the head of the union.
Ghebremusse applied to a year-long visiting professorship at the Allard School of Law, got an interview and was hired. After that temporary position ended, she landed a tenure-track professorship and became the only Black woman faculty member at Allard.
“The thing that I do at UBC that, to this day, still terrifies me is to be really open and vulnerable about living with disability.”
“We need to understand, you know, where we lack and how we can improve because we can ... keep staring a problem in the eye, [but] it's about time that some changes are made.”
One of the most important employees of the AMS is someone you’ve probably never heard of.
For Blair, landscape painting is more than a hobby. It’s a passion equal to his love of geography and it impacts his approach towards teaching and research.
The inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and perspective became a singular focus for Archibald over her 45-year career: in her teacher education assignments, in her development of K-12 curriculum and in her research and work at UBC.
“Very often, the archives don't give you answers to the questions that you wish they did ... and you have to learn how to excavate history on its own terms.”
“That is why open is really exciting because it’s not just the expert who is writing, it’s everybody who is writing and who has a voice.”
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.
As he prepares to move onto a new role as the society’s senior student services manager, Alnaar reflects on a legacy of being what he calls the AMS’s “referee”: principled, fair and universally respected.
The idea of introducing scientific methods into the study of religion is at the core of one of Slingerland’s newest projects, the Database of Religious History, which functions as an online encyclopedia of scholarly knowledge on religious cultural history that is structured and visualized in time and space.
Boyd, an associate professor of law, policy and sustainability in the UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, had been appointed as the second-ever United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, a five-year position he began in August.
“With the objects in the Museum, once you’ve got them, stories start coming out from the object and the stories are usually about relationships."
“You must speak out against injustice,” she said simply. “And you cannot speak out just once.”