Members of Common Room

As a University venue for interdisciplinary conversation, Green College is open to all faculty members of UBC and of other local universities at all times.

Faculty members are welcome to attend lectures and other academic events at the College, to join the College community for dinner, and to bring their own graduate students with them. They are also invited to propose future academic events and programming for the College and to make nominations of possible Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professors.

Any faculty member who wants to know more about the College or to explore possibilities for partnership, including applying to become a formal Faculty Member of the College, is warmly encouraged to contact the Principal.

Around 30 faculty members at any time hold the status of Faculty Members of Green College.

Why become a Faculty Member?

Unlike traditional "fellowships," Faculty Membership of Green College is a purely voluntary commitment, motivated by a desire to enjoy and to promote the College's social and intellectual life.

As a Faculty Member, you will have the opportunity to connect with and mentor up-and-coming scholars. You will also be:

  • Notified of all upcoming events at the College, by weekly e-mail listings
  • Kept up-to-date with College news and linked to College discussions via a Faculty Member listserv and eNewsletter
  • Invited to the annual Welcome Dinner and Founders' Dinner and to other special events Assured of whatever support the College is able to provide for interdisciplinary, extracurricular, collaborative research projects / lecture series / workshops / conferences you may wish to organize, subject to the normal processes of College academic review
  • Eligible for the complimentary rental of meeting-rooms (with GCDS catering, if required, at standard rates) for suitable non-College academic and/or social events that they may personally wish to host at the College, subject to availability of space and service (Note: this includes the option of holding one's wedding at the College in the summer months.)


Faculty Members will involve themselves directly in the academic and social life of the College by:

  • Regularly attending lectures and other public events at the College
  • Attending, presenting their own research at, and co-hosting invited speakers with the Principal in the Tuesday evening interdisciplinary series
  • Coming to dinner at least once every two weeks on average between September and April
  • Being accessible to residents and other members of the College, past and present, who may wish to consult them on academic matters
  • Being available to serve on the College's Standing Committees, on the Faculty Council, on the Board of the Green College Dining Society, and on ad hoc committees as required
  • Subscribing to the College's Faculty Member listserv
  • Advising the Principal and Green College Staff

It is also expected that they will assist in:

  • Bringing College events and programs (including the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professorships program) to the attention of students, colleagues, and others likely to be interested
  • Advertising the College to potential residents (graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars) and guests
  • Introducing fellow UBC faculty members to the College and, where appropriate, recommending them as possible Faculty Members of Green College
  • Promoting the College as a venue for university-sponsored conferences, meetings, catered events, etc.
  • Sustaining the Green College Society as a network for all those with continuing attachments to the College


A Faculty Member will:

  • be a current member of the "UBC faculty" or, in special circumstances, a faculty member of another local university
  • have established some voluntary connection with the College before being invited to become a Faculty Member (e.g. by organizing an event or lecture-series, by nominating a Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor, by participation in the Tuesday evening interdisciplinary series, etc.)

The invitation to become a Faculty Member is made by the Principal, who presents the individual's file for approval by the College's Membership Committee.

On occasion the Principal may invite a member of the public to become a member of the Common Room. This invitation will usually follow an extended voluntary association with the College and a clear committment by the individual to the principles and values that guide the College community. 

The initial period of tenure of Faculty Membership is two years, and may be extended or renewed. At the end of their appointed terms, Faculty Members become Society Members of the College.

Interested in Becoming a Faculty Member?

Contact one of the current Faculty Members or the Principal to find out how you can become involved in the life of the College.

Current Members of Common Room at Green College

Airini Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development, Thompson Rivers University  
Aloni, Erez Peter A. Allard School of Law
Antweiler, Werner Sauder School of Business
Bath, Stephen Community member
Bedi, Robinder Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education
Beschastnikh, Ivan Department of Computer Science
Bose, Sarika Department of English
Bowers, Katherine Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Butler, Michelle Midwifery Program, Faculty of Medicine
Campbell, Deborah Creative Writing Program
Casas, Anna Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Chen, Frances Psychology, Faculty of Medicine
Clough, David Sauder School of Business
Collier, Abby Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine
Corrigall-Brown, Catherine Department of Sociology
Coulthard, Lisa Department of Theatre and Film
Daniels, Michael Sauder School of Business
Daum, Robert Fellow and Lead, Diversity & Innovation, SFU Centre for Dialogue
Diggens, John Chair of the Green College Advisory Board
d'Entremont, Agnes Mechanical Engineering
Fee, Margery Department of English
Fisher, Donald Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training
Hastie, Bethany Peter A. Allard School of Law
Fu, Hu Department of Computer Science
Fujiwara, Makoto TRIUMF
Gaertner, David First Nations and Indigenous Studies
Gassner, Florian Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Gilbert, Carolyn Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Gilbert, John Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Sciences
Godfrey, Sima Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Grace, John Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Grace, Sherrill Professor Emeritus of English
Griess, Verena Forest Resources Management
Hall, Judith Foundation Fellow of Green College and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Hodges, Nicola School of Kineisology
Huemoeller, Katharine Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies
Huot, Suzanne Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Hutton, Tom Centre for Human Settlements, First Nations Studies Program
Johnston, Richard Department of Political Science
Karlinsky, Harry Department of Psychiatry
Keddie, Anthony Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies
Kuus, Merje Department of Geography
Leyton-Brown, Kevin Computer Science
Maier, Harry Vancouver School of Theology
Martin-Matthews, Anne Department of Sociology
Matthews, Ralph Department of Sociology
Mazawi, André Department of Educational Studies
McCarty, Matthew Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies
McIntyre, Scott Member of the Green College Advisory Board
Metcalfe, Amy Scott Department of Educational Studies
Merivale, Patricia Professor Emeritus of English
Morton, David Department of History
Newell, Dianne Department of History
Panwar, Rajat Departments of Wood Science and Forest Resource Management
Odic, Darko Department of Psychology
Oberle, Eva Human Early Learning Partnership
Paltin, Judith Department of English
Plewes, Katherine Division of Infectious Disease  
Poudrier, Ève School of Music
Pryce, Paula Department of Anthropology
Qian, Yue Department of Sociology
Rauscher, Alexander Department of Pediatrics
Reynolds, Graham Peter A. Allard School of Law
Richardson, Lindsey  Department of Sociology
Shelton, Anthony Department of Anthrology and Sociology / Director, Museum of Anthropology
Singh, Anubhav Pratap Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Stevens, Sara School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Suedfeld, Peter Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Tregebov, Rhea Creative Writing Program
Turin, Mark Department of Anthropology
Van den Bosch, Matilda School of Population and Public Health
Vilarino-Guell, Carles Brain Research Centre
Vertinsky, Ilan Sauder School of Business
Vertinsky, Patricia School of Kinesiology
Walker, Jude Department of Educational Studies
Walsh, Shannon Department of Theatre and Film
Wang, Fei Department of Educational Studies
Weijs, Steven Department of Civil Engineering
White, Matthew Early Music Vancouver
Williams, Ian Creative Writing Program
Wyly, Elvin Department of Geography
Wynn, Graeme Department of Geography
Yadav, Vikramaditya Department of chemical and Biological Engineering
Yazigi, Maya Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures, SFU
Yip, Wendy University Ambassador
Young, Margot Peter A. Allard School of Law
Zhang, Gaoheng Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
Zhao, Jiaying Department of Psychology

Visiting Members of Common Room