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Name: Bud Mortenson

Title: Director

Department/Unit: University Relations

Location: Okanagan

Year I started working at UBC: 2005

10 words or less to describe what I do at UBC: Oversee communications, public affairs, ceremonies and community engagement offices.

The best thing about my work/role at UBC: I get to work with talented people who are passionate about advancing the university toward its goals, making a difference in the lives of our students and in our communities. We work on interesting, high-impact projects and engage with great partners at UBC and in the wider community.

My favourite place to spend my lunch hour: I enjoy spending a lunch hour outside during the Okanagan’s warm months, or in one of the employee lounges near our department. It’s social time with teammates, but the conversation always seems to end up solving challenging problems or producing new ideas.

My top UBC tip for my colleagues, or for someone beginning their UBC journey: Get involved. There’s no better way to meet people than volunteering or taking part in the many activities at UBC. Help out with the United Way campaign or at Thrive events, for example. We advise students to get involved and take advantage of all UBC has to offer; the same applies to those of us working at UBC – you’ll get to know your colleagues and make a difference in the community.

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Dr. Rehan Sadiq joined UBC Okanagan in 2009 and is Associate Dean of the School of Engineering. He was named UBC Okanagan’s Researcher of the Year in 2014, and is an author of more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, books, and conferences.

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