Members of Common Room

As a University venue for interdisciplinary conversation, Green College is open to all faculty members of UBC and of other local universities at all times.

Faculty members are welcome to attend lectures and other academic events at the College, to join the College community for dinner, and to bring their own graduate students with them. They are also invited to propose future academic events and programming for the College and to make nominations of possible Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professors.

Any faculty member who wants to know more about the College or to explore possibilities for partnership, including applying to become a formal Faculty Member of the College, is warmly encouraged to contact the Principal.

Around 30 faculty members at any time hold the status of Faculty Members of Green College.

Why become a Faculty Member?

Unlike traditional "fellowships," Faculty Membership of Green College is a purely voluntary commitment, motivated by a desire to enjoy and to promote the College's social and intellectual life.

As a Faculty Member, you will have the opportunity to connect with and mentor up-and-coming scholars. You will also be:

  • Notified of all upcoming events at the College, by weekly e-mail listings
  • Kept up-to-date with College news and linked to College discussions via a Faculty Member listserv and eNewsletter
  • Invited to the annual Welcome Dinner and Founders' Dinner and to other special events Assured of whatever support the College is able to provide for interdisciplinary, extracurricular, collaborative research projects / lecture series / workshops / conferences you may wish to organize, subject to the normal processes of College academic review
  • Eligible for the complimentary rental of meeting-rooms (with GCDS catering, if required, at standard rates) for suitable non-College academic and/or social events that they may personally wish to host at the College, subject to availability of space and service (Note: this includes the option of holding one's wedding at the College in the summer months.)


Faculty Members will involve themselves directly in the academic and social life of the College by:

  • Regularly attending lectures and other public events at the College
  • Attending, presenting their own research at, and co-hosting invited speakers with the Principal in the Tuesday evening interdisciplinary series
  • Coming to dinner at least once every two weeks on average between September and April
  • Being accessible to residents and other members of the College, past and present, who may wish to consult them on academic matters
  • Being available to serve on the College's Standing Committees, on the Faculty Council, on the Board of the Green College Dining Society, and on ad hoc committees as required
  • Subscribing to the College's Faculty Member listserv
  • Advising the Principal and Green College Staff

It is also expected that they will assist in:

  • Bringing College events and programs (including the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professorships program) to the attention of students, colleagues, and others likely to be interested
  • Advertising the College to potential residents (graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars) and guests
  • Introducing fellow UBC faculty members to the College and, where appropriate, recommending them as possible Faculty Members of Green College
  • Promoting the College as a venue for university-sponsored conferences, meetings, catered events, etc.
  • Sustaining the Green College Society as a network for all those with continuing attachments to the College


A Faculty Member will:

  • be a current member of the "UBC faculty" or, in special circumstances, a faculty member of another local university
  • have established some voluntary connection with the College before being invited to become a Faculty Member (e.g. by organizing an event or lecture-series, by nominating a Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor, by participation in the Tuesday evening interdisciplinary series, etc.)

The invitation to become a Faculty Member is made by the Principal, who presents the individual's file for approval by the College's Membership Committee.

On occasion the Principal may invite a member of the public to become a member of the Common Room. This invitation will usually follow an extended voluntary association with the College and a clear committment by the individual to the principles and values that guide the College community. 

The initial period of tenure of Faculty Membership is two years, and may be extended or renewed. At the end of their appointed terms, Faculty Members become Society Members of the College.

Interested in Becoming a Faculty Member?

Contact one of the current Faculty Members or the Principal to find out how you can become involved in the life of the College.

Current Members of Common Room at Green College

Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad iSchool / Department of Linguistics / Department of Computer Science    
Airini Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development, Thompson Rivers University    
Aloni, Erez Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Al-Kassim, Dina Department of English  
Beasley-Murray, Jonathan Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Bedi, Robinder Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education  
Beschastnikh, Ivan Department of Computer Science  
Boley, Aaron Department of Physics and Astronomy  
Bose, Sarika Department of English  
Bowers, Katherine Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Bullard, Julia iSchool  
Byers, Michael Department of Political Science  
Byrne, Fionn School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture  
Carty, Kenneth Department of Political Science  
Casas, Anna Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Catungal, John Paul The Social Justice Institute  
Chen, Julianna Academic Leadership Development Program  
Clough, David Sauder School of Business  
Corrigall-Brown, Catherine Department of Sociology  
Coulthard, Lisa Department of Theatre and Film  
Daniels, Michael Sauder School of Business  
Dodson, Alan School of Music  
d'Entremont, Agnes Mechanical Engineering  
Fee, Margery Department of English  
Fisher, Donald Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training  
Hastie, Bethany Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Fu, Hu Department of Computer Science  
Fujiwara, Makoto TRIUMF  
Gaertner, David First Nations and Indigenous Studies  
Gassner, Florian Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Gilbert, Carolyn Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Sciences  
Gilbert, John Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Sciences  
Glidden-Tracey, Cynthia Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education  
Godfrey, Sima Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Goldbach, Toby Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Golovin, Kevin School of Engineering (UBCO)  
Grace, John Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biological Engineering  
Grace, Sherrill Professor Emeritus of English  
Griess, Verena Forest Resources Management  
Hall, Judith Foundation Fellow of Green College and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics  
Hodges, Nicola School of Kineisology  
Huddart Kennedy, Emily Department of Sociology  
Huemoeller, Katharine Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies  
Huot, Suzanne Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy  
Hutton, Tom Centre for Human Settlements, First Nations Studies Program  
Johnston, Richard Department of Political Science  
Karlinsky, Harry Department of Psychiatry  
Keddie, Anthony Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies  
Khorakiwala, Ateya Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory  
Kunz, Nadja School of Public Policy and Global Affairs  
Kuus, Merje Department of Geography  
Kwakkel, Erik School of Library, Archival and Information Studies  
Levell, Nicola Department of Anthropology  
Leyton-Brown, Kevin Computer Science  
Macfadyen, Leah Educational Technology Program  
Mahtani, Minelle Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice  
Maier, Harry Vancouver School of Theology  
Malakaj, Ervin Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Martin-Matthews, Anne Department of Sociology  
Matthews, Ralph Department of Sociology  
Mazawi, André Department of Educational Studies  
McCarty, Matthew Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies  
McIntyre, Scott Member of the Green College Advisory Board  
Metcalfe, Amy Scott Department of Educational Studies  
Merivale, Patricia Professor Emeritus of English  
Molina Hutt, Carlos Department of Civil Engineering  
Moran, Patrick Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Morton, David Department of History  
Murphy, Anne Department of Asian Studies  
Newell, Dianne Department of History  
Panwar, Rajat Departments of Wood Science and Forest Resource Management  
Odic, Darko Department of Psychology  
Oberle, Eva Human Early Learning Partnership  
Paltin, Judith Department of English  
Plewes, Katherine Division of Infectious Disease    
Poudrier, Ève School of Music  
Pryce, Paula Department of Anthropology  
Qian, Yue Department of Sociology  
Rauscher, Alexander Department of Pediatrics  
Reynolds, Graham Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Riano-Alcala, Pilar Liu Institute for Global Issues  
Richardson, Lindsey  Department of Sociology  
Sharon, Rena School of Music  
Shroff, Farah Department of Family Practice  
Shelton, Anthony Department of Anthropology and Sociology / Director, Museum of Anthropology  
Singh, Anubhav Pratap Faculty of Land and Food Systems  
Stamp, Philip Department of Physics and Astronomy  
Stevens, Sara School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture  
Suedfeld, Peter Professor Emeritus of Psychology  
Swei, Omar Department of Civil Engineering  
Tseng, Michelle Department of Botany / Department of Zoology  
Turin, Mark Department of Anthropology  
Vilarino-Guell, Carles Brain Research Centre  
Vertinsky, Ilan Sauder School of Business  
Vertinsky, Patricia School of Kinesiology  
Walker, Jude Department of Educational Studies  
Walsh, Shannon Department of Theatre and Film  
Weijs, Steven Department of Civil Engineering  
White, Matthew Early Music Vancouver  
Wilbur, Kerry Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Williams, Ian Creative Writing Program  
Wylie, Alison Department of Philosophy  
Wynn, Graeme Department of Geography  
Yadav, Vikramaditya Department of chemical and Biological Engineering  
Zhang, Gaoheng Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Zhao, Jiaying Department of Psychology  
Members of Common Room at Large  
Bath, Stephen Community member    
Daum, Robert Fellow and Lead, Diversity & Innovation, SFU Centre for Dialogue    
Diggens, John Chair of the Green College Advisory Board    
Grauer, The Hon. Christopher Justice of the BC Supreme Court    
Kuo, Grace Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences      
Machulak, Erika Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity      
Picherak, Frances      
Yazigi, Maya        
Yip, Wendy University Ambassador