What is your favourite part about living at SJC?
My favourite part about living at SJC is getting to know great people from all over the world! I also like living at the beautiful UBC Campus, with my department and recreation facilities close by.

What is different about living in Vancouver compared to where you moved from?
I moved to Vancouver from St. Helena, one of the most isolated islands on the planet. Life is busier here and the climate is colder (but luckily not as cold as in Finland). Fresh tuna is hard to find and the bananas are not quite as sweet, but otherwise grocery shopping is less troublesome than on St. Helena. Living in SJC gives the best of both worlds, close knit community feel of St. Helena and the “big world” possibilities of Vancouver.

What committees or activities are you involved in at SJC?
I’m involved in the Garden Committee and participate in many sorts of activities from chai parties to fitness club and hiking trips.