Our Stories

Nishat’s Story 

https://ourstories.ok.ubc.ca/stories/nishat-tasnim/

A sense of adventure compelled Nishat Tasnim to move to Kelowna to pursue her educational goals

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“I enjoy any opportunity to examine binaries, they preoccupy my mind with undecidable thoughts.”

Name
Nishat Tasnim

Role
Graduate student

Program
Biology

Faculty
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and College of Graduate Studies

Campus
Okanagan (Kelowna, BC)

Education
Master of Science, UBC Okanagan (in progress)

Bachelor of Science (2015)

Hometown
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Joses’ Story 

https://ourstories.ok.ubc.ca/stories/joses-akampurira/

Joses Akampurira finds a haven in the international campus community

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“The community is well integrated with some of the most friendly professors and faculty members you can ever meet; they are always at your disposal.”

Name
Joses Akampurira

Role
Undergraduate student

Program
Civil Engineering

School
Engineering

Faculty
Applied Science

Campus
Okanagan (Kelowna, BC)

Education
Bachelor of Science, UBC Okanagan (in progress)

Hometown
Kabale, Uganda

 

Zuwena’s Story

https://ourstories.ok.ubc.ca/stories/zuwena-haji-machana/

Zuwena Haji Machana adjusts to university life half a world away from home

“At UBC, I changed the way I think.”

Name
Zuwena Haji Machana

Role
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Program
Human Kinetics

School
Health and Exercise Sciences

Faculty
Health and Social Development

Campus
Okanagan (Kelowna, BC)

Education
Bachelor of Human Kinetics (in progress)

Hometown
Mombasa, Zanzibar (Tanzania)