See faculty and staff holiday-inspired photo submissions in 2022

Felicia de la Parra
Image credit: Felicia de la Parra

The holiday season inspires all of us in different ways. Whether it conjures up memories or hopes of spending time with your loved ones, cooking seasonal delicacies, curling up with a good book, learning a new skill, or simply pausing to reflect on the year that went by. 

A few weeks ago, we asked you – our faculty and staff community – to share a snapshot of what this holiday season symbolizes for you.  A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to send us a photo and share their comments and captions. 

And now, without further ado, take a moment to enjoy the unique visual reflections submitted by your fellow colleagues.

I saw snow on the beach for the first time in Vancouver last December. The scene was breathtaking, and it was a beautiful landscape; the sun was shining, and the snow was sparkling. 
Image credit: Aicha Asma Houfani
Submitter: Aicha Asma Houfani, Food, Nutrition, and Health,
Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC Vancouver
Breakfast with Santa at the Douglas Park Community School in Langley, BC. Jeet, Navbir, and Rubaani with Santa.
Image credit: Mark Touzeau
Submitter: Jeetender Amritsar, Building Operations,
VP Finance & Operations, UBC Vancouver
Looking forward to holiday baking! This traditional Spanish King Cake (Roscón de Reyes) is a must for me. Serve it with hot chocolate to make it the perfect holiday treat! For all fellow bakers that want to try it, you can find a recipe here
Image credit: Belen Garcia
Submitter: Belen Garcia, Faculty of Dentistry, UBC Vancouver
Brotherly love. Aiden, four, and Isaac, almost two, patiently waiting for Christmas.
Image credit: Evelyn Cheah
Submitter: Evelyn Cheah, Provincial Learner Assessment Unit, Faculty of Medicine,
UBC Vancouver
Fosters Millie and Autumn celebrate their first Christmas, taking a very short break from destroying the tree to stare at the waving hand [not pictured] holding treats.
Image credit: Clare Kiernan
Submitter: Clare Kiernan, VP, Research and Innovation, UBC Vancouver
Beauty of holiday poinsettia!
Image credit: Jeoungsuk Su
Submitter: Jeoungsuk Su, Dept. of History, Faculty of Arts, UBC Vancouver
Family comes in all different forms :) Lucia & Lilly
Image credit: Event photography
Submitter: Lucia Pecnikova, VP Students, UBC Vancouver
There’s snow place like home.
Image credit: Anna Dyatlova
Submitter: Luiza Shamkulova, Dept. of Surgery, Vancouver General Hospital
Chilly snow days on the beaches of Nanoose Bay, where I spent my childhood.
Image credit: Rivka Parris
Submitter: Rivka Parris, Internal Communications, UBC Vancouver
Winter fun with Jenson: The best part of the holiday season is getting outside and enjoying the break by playing in the snow with my dog!
Image credit: Angela Norkum-Porubanec
Submitter: Angela Norkum-Porubanec, Okanagan Library, UBC Okanagan
Christmas is all around me, everywhere I go!
Image credit: Neehal Mooruth
Submitter: Aditi Ghosh-Mooruth, Internal Communications, UBC Vancouver
They did not let the snow gear mix up dampen their spirits
(nod to Glen Baxter).
Image credit: Felicia de la Parra
Submitter: Felicia de la Parra, Rare Books and Special Collections,
UBC Library, UBC Vancouver
Montreal as experienced on Nov. 12. This photo represents the humble beginnings of the holiday season, marked by festive lights and winter evening strolls.
Image credit: Prubjot Gill
Submitter: Prubjot Gill, UBC Library,
UBC Vancouver
A giant present! 
Image credit: David Wong
Submitter: Jennifer Wong,
​​​​University-Industry Liaison Office, UBC Vancouver
Home: whether it is near or far, create a sense of home during the holidays.
Image credit: Paula Diakiw
Submitter: Paula Diakiw, UBC Food Services, UBC Okanagan
Every time I pass this home in my neighbourhood, it puts me in the holiday spirit and provides an abundance of holiday cheer and nostalgia. You may recognize the infamous "leg lamp" from the class holiday movie,
A Christmas Story.
Image credit: Cecilia Gruber
Submitter: Cecilia Gruber, Global Surgical Care, Vancouver General Hospital
CP Holiday Train - a holiday tradition with the grandkids.
Image credit: Doreen Lange
Submitter: Doreen Lange, Student Records and Financial Services, UBC Okanagan
Fred the cat under the Christmas tree.
Image credit: Jennifer Martens 
Submitter: Jennifer Martens, UBC Library,
UBC Vancouver
Our little desk orchid tucked indoors and getting a glimpse of the wild, wintery wilderness.
Image credit: Rivka Parris
Submitter: Rivka Parris, Internal Communications, UBC Vancouver
Dogs love Santa too!
Image credit: Burnaby SPCA
Submitter: Shelley Small, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of Land and Food Systems,
UBC Vancouver
Annual School of Nursing admin staff holiday crafternoon – the tradition continues with snow globes! Thanks to the craft leadership of Klara Hill with the support of senior manager Ellen Siu.
Image credit: Merrilee Hughes
Submitter: Merrilee Hughes, School of Nursing, UBC Vancouver
Dazzled by Christmas Market lights amidst downtown towers on Dec. 1.
Image credit: Paul Krueger
Submitter: Alpha Lam, Internal Communications, UBC Vancouver
Nativity scene
One of three nativity scenes my parents have bought me (!!!) as a reminder of peace and love over the holidays.
Image credit: Amanda Leier
Submitted by: Amanda Leier,
Brand and Marketing, UBC Vancouver
IC team
Celebrating friendship and another wonderful year together as colleagues.
Image credit: Cindy Connor
Submitted by: Alpha Lam,
Internal Communications, UBC Vancouver
Alpha Lam
Bao getting cozy, especially during the holidays.
Image credit: Alpha Lam
Submitted by: Alpha Lam, ​​​​
Internal Communications, UBC Vancouver
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