See faculty and staff fall-inspired photo submissions

Fall photo

The change in season gives many of us a reason to pause and reflect – whether it inspires an appreciation for fall colours, delicious food, time spent with friends and family, or simply the start of something new, we all bring our unique points of view.

A few weeks ago, we asked you – our faculty and staff community – to share a snapshot of what this 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.

There’s always light at the end of the tunnel
There’s always light at the end of the tunnel.
Image credit: Aditi Ghosh-Mooruth
Submitter: Aditi Ghosh-Mooruth,
Internal Communications
Colourful trees show us how beautiful it is to let things go.
Colourful trees show us how beautiful it is to let things go.
Image credit: Afsaneh Sharif
Submitter: Afsaneh Sharif, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Fall in love with the fall colors and do not leave without seeing the leaves.
Fall in love with the fall colors and do not leave without seeing the leaves.
Image credit: Aicha Asma Houfani
Submitter: Aicha Asma Houfani, Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Green circles
Balmy autumn weather means the grass is green again. With concentric lines and freshly cut grass aroma, this scenario is nearly perfect.
Image credit: Allison Luke
Submitter: Allison Luke, UBC Botanical Garden​​​​​​
Working from home with my pandemic pet, Lucky Bào.
Image credit: Alpha Lam
Submitter: Alpha Lam, Internal Communications 
Grey boat
The Fall season means cold hands, warm rain-proof jackets, sandy boots, but refreshing walks along the beach to take in the misty view of the ocean and trees.
Image credit: ​​​​​​Ana Pozas
Submitter: Ana Pozas, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Maple kiss
Exactly one year ago, during the onset of fall in the first week of October 2020, I met my boyfriend Gary. He has been with me in my good and bad days since then, and life has been so much better. This fall means kindness and love that we share with each other. Kudos to 1 year.
Image credit: Anand Kumar and Gary Allen
Submitter: Anand Kumar, Department of Chemistry
Blue seawall
Grateful for the simple pleasures! Victoria Harbour Aug 2021.
Image credit: Donna Russo
Submitter: Donna Russo, Faculty of Medicine / Southern Medical Program
Red leaf
Fall in Love with the changing of the Seasons!
Image credit: Elizabeth Nolan
Submitter: Elizabeth Nolan, Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies
Pie, the border collie and her sheepadoodle best furriend Jenson, enjoying fall vibes together.
Image credit: Erika Lachance
Submitter: Erika Lachance, Office of Campus Planning | Office of Infrastructure Development 
Fall sidewalk
Fall at UBC Okanagan Campus. 
Image credit: Hannah Collier
Submitter: Hannah Collier, UBC Library
Cutest dog ever
Falling for You!
Image credit: Jane Merling
Submitter: Jane Merling, Faculty of Dentistry
Light through trees
Crisp air, beautiful colours and the sun's strength is waning.
Image credit: Jenna White
Submitter: Jenna White, Development and Alumni Engagement
Sidewalk fall
Autumn at UBC on September 28, 2021.
Image credit: Jennifer Martens
Submitter: Jennifer Martens, UBC Library
Red leaf
I love the cool fall weather when I can walk around outside and marvel at nature. I found this perfect maple leaf sitting on a pile of rock just after some rain and thought it look so beautiful for something that hadn't been staged at all and just fell that way.
Image credit: Jolene Garber
Submitter: Jolene Garber, Department of Chemistry
False creek
The beauty of autumn in the city.
Image credit: Nigel Hunter
Submitter: Kate Hunter, Internal Communications​​​​
Autumn Rays in the Place of Many Trees
Autumn Rays in the Place of Many Trees.
Image credit: Lindsay Marsh
Submitter: Lindsay Marsh, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts
Inspirational colours.
Image credit: Lynda Cuddy
Submitter: Lynda Cuddy, Safety & Risk Services
red leaves
Fall is falling.
Image credit: Ming Lang Li
Submitter: Ming Lang Li, Campus Energy Centre
Kayleigh Capilano
Kayleigh Capilano.
Image credit: Patrick Wong
Submitter: Patrick Wong, VPFO Facilities
Patty and son
Apple picking with family.
Image credit: Laurie Moncrieff
Submitter: Patty Gallivan, Campus and Community Planning
Leaves as flower
The colors of love.
Image credit: Phuong Nguyen Hoai Dinh
Submitter: Phuong Nguyen Hoai Dinh, Hiring Solutions 
Scarfe building
Mosaic of colours.
Image credit: Pinky Cheng
Submitter: Pinky Cheng, Department of Psychology 
river canyon
Fall at it's peak.
Image credit: Taranjit Singh Dhillon
Submitter: Taranjit Singh Dhillon, Asian Library


I always look forward to finding mushrooms in the fall. As the rest of my garden dies, the mushrooms come to life. This image was taken in Pacific Spirit Park, and reminds me of the circle of life.
Image credit: Valerie Russell
Submitter: Valerie Russell, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
Contemplating the beauty of life through changing colours.
Image credit: Viola Cohen
Submitter: Viola Cohen, University Relations
UBC sunny
Second day of autumn still feeling like summer.
Image credit: Ying Gu
Submitter: Ying Gu, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences


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