30-Second Bio: Gregory Garrard

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Name: Gregory Garrard

Title: Dr

Department/Unit: English and Cultural Studies

Location: Okanagan

Year I started working at UBC: 2013

10 words or less to describe what I do at UBC: Associate Dean of Research, environmental and animal literature expert.

The best thing about my work/role at UBC: Incredible opportunities for collaboration and support for interdisciplinary research.

My favourite place to spend my lunch hour: At home in the garden with my Sheltie. Second place: outside the fish taco van, when it's on campus.

My top UBC tip for my colleagues, or for someone beginning their UBC journey: The Okanagan campus, like the city of Kelowna, hasn't yet decided what it's going to be about. That can be disappointing initially to arrivals from elsewhere, but it's also a tremendous opportunity.