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A BIT ABOUT BRENT
Communications and Social Media Specialist
Political Science and Sociology
Summary of your role:
I manage all of the communications for the Political Science and Sociology departments.
BRAINS BEHIND THE WORK
Tell us about the team you work with. What do you admire about them?
I am so lucky to work for two wonderful departments within the Faculty of Arts. Political Science and Sociology each have their own unique communications goals and challenges. I love helping to run events, promote research, and celebrate achievements. I admire how our students, faculty, and alumni are so passionate about the work they do, which I get to share on our website and social media. Each department’s staff are also incredibly talented, friendly and gracious.
WELLNESS THAT WORKS FOR YOU
How do you like to recharge?
Being an extrovert, I get my energy from being around people. I recharge by running Dungeons and Dragons campaigns for my friends. I am currently running a campaign set in Vancouver based on Dimension 20’s Unsleeping City. The players’ characters are humourous Vancouver stereotypes reimagined through DnD including Warlock Instagram influencers, dog-loving Druids, UBC wizards, Kits Yoga Moms, and environmentalist clerics.
WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
What is your fondest memory at UBC?
Before I started working in Political Science and Sociology, I was a student at UBC completing a Masters of Journalism. I was very lucky to be a resident of Green College, an interdisciplinary graduate student residence. I remember regular trips down to Koerners, Wreck Beach, and Rain or Shine were some of fondest memories at UBC. The community there was so supportive, insightful, and welcoming. I strive to maintain the values I learned there in all the work I do for UBC.