UBC Reports | Vol. 59 | No. 5 | May. 1, 2013

UBC Reports

May 2013

Class of 2013

This spring 10,900 students will receive UBC degrees.

A hobbyist bird watcher from Spain, Carlos Molina completed a master’s in Forestry and is moving to Prince George for work. Martin Dee Photograph

New life in old growth forests

Carlos Molina arrived from Spain to be among the first Master’s of Sustainable Forest Management graduates

Heather Amos

UBC law grad Dustin Paul will be the first quadriplegic lawyer at Bull, Housser & Tupper. Martin Dee Photograph

Breaking barriers

A promising litigator, Dustin Paul aims to make a difference in the courtroom

Basil Waugh

Kinesiology graduate Emily Grainger was part of the women’s hockey team that rebounded from a last place finish in 2012 to win the Canada west title in 2013. Martin Dee Photograph

A hunger for more

Emily Grainger was part of a turnaround team, and she’s not ready to stop winning

Heather Amos

Marcio Barros rescued a kidnapped Christmas tree as a campus cop before earning his degree at UBC. Martin Dee Photograph

A secure future

Brazilian dentist Marcio Barros worked as a campus guard before earning Canadian credentials

Brian Lin

Leah George-Wilson has tried to help younger aboriginal law students succeed. Martin Dee Photograph

Advocate for her people

For former Chief Leah George-Wilson, law school was a natural choice

Simmi Puri

Sonnet L’Abbé explores the language of plants with unabashed gusto. Paul Marck Photograph

Cultivating ecosensitivity

Poet Sonnet L’Abbé turned from civil engineering to the field of environmental philosophy

Paul Marck

Sauder grad Daria Panteleeva was hired by Goldman Sachs after outperforming the market with a $5-million stock portfolio. Mark Mushet Photograph

Trading up

After helping a Sauder investment fund outperform the market, Daria Panteleeva is headed for London’s financial district

Andrew Riley

Will Guest is looking forward to a career in medical research. Martin Dee Photograph

Getting a head start

Will Guest is the youngest grad of UBC’s MD/PhD program. He’s also in line for his first patent

Brian Lin

Jordan Coble now works as a curatorial and heritage researcher. Patty Wellborn Photograph

Access to success

Jordan Coble is among the first Aboriginal students to graduate from innovative program

Patty Wellborn

Former hockey player and Sauder MBA grad Dustin Sproat’s app connects NHL players and their fans. Wendy D Photograph

Playing the numbers

Business grad and tech startup CEO Dustin Sproat scores NHL interest with hockey app

Basil Waugh

Atomos Illustration

Gothic literature meets science

Natasha Rebry, first interdisciplinary PhD at the Okanagan campus, finds Victorian era’s hidden connections

Paul Marck

Tim Krupa was recently voted most likely to change the world in a UBC Reports online contest. Don Erhardt Photograph

Seize the moment

From international study to campus leadership, Tim Krupa makes the most of university

Paul Marck


The inaugural UBC Reports Most Likely to Change the World contest received 45 nominations from students, faculty and staff across both campuses.

In the news

Highlights of UBC media coverage in April 2013

Jean Kavanagh

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