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Name: Suzanne Nazareno
Title: Manager, Conferences & Accommodation
Department/Unit: Student Housing & Hospitality Services
Year I started working at UBC: 2008
10 words or less to describe what I do at UBC: Welcoming visitors to UBC through conferences, meetings, summer guest accommodation.
The best thing about my work/role at UBC: Being a part of a vibrant learning community surrounded by people willing to share expertise and support new ideas.
Moving to the Okanagan from the Lower Mainland, I can also say how much I appreciate the short commute to work which usually involves a view of the lake or a vineyard.
My favourite place to spend my lunch hour: The Quail Ridge Trail is a spectacular getaway for a noon walk, but one of the special places Housing staff can escape to is the top floor outdoor terrace in Purcell Residence which really gives you an outstanding view of the entire valley.
My top UBC tip for my colleagues, or for someone beginning their UBC journey: Be sure to attend a Friday Pit Stop. Pit Stop is a UBCO department/unit hosted coffee break once per month and is where you’ll meet everyone.
If you’re new to the Okanagan, gas is cheaper, wine and fruit is plentiful, your commute is shorter, beware of the sunless winters, but you’ll be rewarded in the summers, so bring sunscreen! There is everything to do outside, at a lake, on a mountain, in nature. You will never leave, thankfully your guests will.
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