Disabilities United Collective
Incorporating accessibility into all aspects of UBC
2022/2023 EXECUTIVE TEAM
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Hello UBCers! I am excited to serve as your DUC co-present this upcoming school year. I am passionate about disability justice and hope to be a strong advocate for disabled students on campus. I know that by working together, we can make UBC a more inclusive and safe learning environment for disabled students.
Hello, everyone! I am excited to be a part of the DUC exec team. Since April, I have worked hard to ensure DUC is up and running by fall so all incoming and returning students that identify as disabled can receive the support and services they require to successfully study at UBC.
Hello! I’m happy to serve as the VP Internal of Disabilities United Collective for this year. I’m grateful to be a part of a supportive community of my peers and I hope that together we can work to remove accessibility issues at UBC and establish a strong foundation of support for disabled people at UBC.
Hello UBC DUC! I'm delighted to join you all as the Vice President External this year. I'm passionate about improving the disabled student experience at UBC and beyond. I look forward to working with everyone to achieve this goal together!
Hello UBC DUC! I am so excited to join you all this year as the Communications Manager. I’m a fourth-year Arts student in Psych, and I’m hoping to pursue a career in education in the future. I’m really passionate about accessibility in education for Disabled students! I look forward to the 2022/23 year.
BEHTASH JAVID SHARIFI
I’m happy to have been provided the chance of being a part of this team. Let’s see what the future’s got up its sleeves for all of us!
Hello Everyone! I am grateful to be serving you all as a DUC General executive. My main focus will be as the mentorship committee lead where I hope to organize a mentorship program along with educational events to help undergraduates navigate university, co-op, course planning, and career planning. I am passionate about providing equal opportunity within our education system and look forward to making UBC a more accessible place for all neurodivergent and disabled students.
JULIAN MASATO BROWN
Hi Everyone, I am very excited to help engage with the UBC community in this role, as well as helping the committee in any upcoming projects and events. I am in my 4th year as a political science major. I would love to bring the experience I have being enrolled in accessibilities so we can help improve our facilities for new students with any accessibility issues.
I’m going to be a General Executive this year. I’m a second year Applied Animal Biology major, and I will be acting as Advocacy Committee Lead. I am incredibly excited to lend my passions to making UBC a more accessible community. I am very open about things I struggle with, and I am so happy to be part of a group that embraces these neuro and physical divergences. If you are ever interested in talking about or learning more about schizophrenia or forms of psychosis, do not hesitate to contact me!
Hello fellow humans! I am stoked to be a general executive for UBC DUC this year, and can’t wait to make our university a more accessible and inclusive place. I am an aspiring Occupational Therapist with a passion for disability and mental health advocacy, which is rooted in my own experiences with hearing loss, neurodivergence, and depression. I am always open for a chat about these topics, and would love to hear from you :)