About the magazine

The University of British Columbia Magazine is a print and online publication for UBC alumni. It offers an informed and unique UBC lens on key social issues, and reflects the ingenuity and spirit of an ever-evolving university and alumni community.

Formerly known as TREK, the publication was renamed in the fall of 2022. As our readership becomes ever more global, the magazine’s new name better captures the amazing institution we represent — one that alumni are proud to call their alma mater.


Print Editor
Vanessa Clarke, BA

Digital Editor
Vicky Tran, BA'04, MA

Graphic Designer
Pamela Yan, BDes

Content Specialist and Writer
Craig Takeuchi, BA'96, MFA'02

Editorial Assistants
Kyna Airriess
Audrey Wahking


Address correspondence to:

The Editor
alumni UBC
6163 University Boulevard
Vancouver BC
Canada V6T 1Z1

E-mail to ubc.mag@ubc.ca

Correspondence is published at the editor’s discretion and may be edited for space.


For information on advertising rates and guidelines, please contact Jenna McCann at 604-822-8917 or email jenna.mccann@ubc.ca.


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We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wu7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

Board of Directors


Senior Managers of the Board of Directors


Fred Withers, BCom’77, FCPA, FCA

Past Chair

Debra Doucette, BA’81


Shom Sen, BCom’84


Connie Fair, BCom'84, MBA’88

Members at Large

Terms Ending 2023
Anna Fung, BA’81, LLB’84
Grant Munro, BSc’01
Laura Silvester, BCom’11

Terms Ending 2024
Connie Fair, BCom'84, MBA’88
Mauro Manzi, BCom'95
Rahim Moloo, LLB’05
Shom Sen, BCom’84
Dr. Amin Shivji, BSc'88, DMD'93
Debra Doucette, BA'81
Howard Soon, BSC'74, DSC'20

Terms Ending 2025
Ian Banks, BA’92
Michelle Cook, MJ'00
Miranda Huron, BA’02, MEd’16


UBC Chancellor

Steven Lewis Point, LLB’85, LLD’13

Vice‑President, Development and Alumni Engagement; UBC President or Designate

Heather McCaw, BCom’86

Associate Vice‑President / Executive Director, alumni UBC

Natalie Cook Zywicki