See faculty and staff holiday-inspired photo submissions


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.

Crafting with co-workers at our annual holiday admin office party. Klara Hill coordinated this year's craft with festive holiday gnomes!
Image credit: Merrilee Hughes
Submitter: Merrilee Hughes, Faculty of Applied Science / School of Nursing
Lights in nowhere.
Image credit: Ming Lang Li
Submitter: Ming Lang Li, Campus Energy Centre
Pie's first Christmas.
Image credit: Erika Lachance
Submitter: Erika Lachance, Office of Campus Planning
 When the treetops glisten, Christmas is on its way!
Image credit: Kinjal Chug
Submitter: Kinjal Chug, Arts Service Center
 Kindling the Chanukah lights moments before feasting on latkes.
Image credit: Rivka Parris
Submitter: Rivka Parris, Internal Communications
 Reindeer Lights seen from the Stanley Park Christmas Train
Image credit: Nigel Hunter
Submitter: Kate Hunter, Internal Communications
 Miniature Elf Doors are popular Christmas decorations in Finland. This one is built on the floor, by a baseboard, in a house in Vancouver, yet a Finnish Christmas Elf has moved in and is celebrating the Finnish Independence Day (December 6th) with a blue and white candle. 
Image credit: Sari Nobell
Submitter: Sari Nobell, Faculty of Medicine
Tree decoration
This was my grandma's holiday ornament and it was always my favourite one. Now when my family decorates the tree each year, it reminds me of her and the good memories I have of decorating with her when I was a kid and time spent celebrating as a family.
Image credit: Jolene Garber
Submitter: Jolene Garber, Department of Chemistry
 Waking up to a winter wonderland!
Image credit: Neehal Mooruth
Submitter: Aditi Ghosh-Mooruth, Internal Communications
 Snuggling up with a book together with loved ones.
Image credit: Felicia de la Parra
Submitter: Felicia de la Parra, UBC Library
  The glow of lights against the snow
Image credit: Nigel Hunter
Submitter: Kate Hunter, Internal Communications
 A favourite memory, taking my nephew to meet Santa at the top of Grouse Mountain.
Image credit: Nigel Hunter
Submitter: Kate Hunter, Internal Communications
West End lights
  Festive lights on Nelson and Bute
Image credit: Paul Krueger
Submitter: Alpha Lam, Internal Communications
  Lucky Bào is ready for the holidays
Image credit: Alpha Lam
Submitter: Alpha Lam, Internal Communications


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