Congratulations to these SHCS staff on retiring, and thank you to each of them for their dedication to UBC throughout their careers.

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Alice Chow

Food Services

Alice’s last day at UBC is January 1, 2023. 
Congratulations, Alice, on your 37 extraordinary years at UBC! 

“I would like to thank UBC for all the great opportunities I have had as an employee. I have enjoyed working with and learning from my colleagues for the last 37 years and am ready to move on to the next phase if my life.”

— Alice Chow

Learn more about Alice

“When Alice began with UBC at Starbucks, she found her second home. Alice loved the campus and she gained many friends and Starbucks followers who visited year after year.

“We are grateful for Alice’s contribution over her tender at UBC—for every shift and impact made on each and every student.”

— Connie Lay, Retail Rood Services Manager

Meenu Joseph

Meenu Joseph

Food Services

Meenu’s last day at UBC is January 1, 2023.
Congratulations, Meenu, on your 14 fantastic years at UBC!

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“Meenu Joseph has been a key member of our garde manger team for 14 years. Her artistry and attention to detail in creating beautiful and delicious salads, sandwiches and appetizer platters has pleased so many of our guests. When Meenu first joined UBC, she may not have had a wealth of experience, but over the years she has become a well-respected model for our new cooks.

“Meenu, we wish you a happy and well-deserved retirement, with plenty of time to enjoy with your family. You will always be remembered for your dedication in the kitchen and for the positive influence you have had on those around you. Your contributions to UBC Food Services and our team will not be forgotten.”

— Andy Chan, Executive Sous Chef, Catering, Restaurants and Retail

Eugenia de Jesus

Eugenia de Jesus

Facilities and Building Services

Eugenia’s last day at UBC is January 31, 2023.
Congratulations, Eugenia, on your 22 incredible years at UBC!

Learn more about Eugenia

“Eugenia worked with our department from December 2000 to January 2023. During her long career in student housing, she worked at Acadia Park, Walter Gage and the hotel, and she spent many years at Ritsumeikan-UBC House. A friend to many staff, Eugenia is also an outstanding cook; she has catered many community events and makes the best BBQ sauce that you have ever tasted. She even brought all the food to her retirement party—enough for 75 people!

“We will miss Eugenia’s consistency and her attention to detail in her residence and hotel work. Always respectful and kind, friendly and helpful, we all wish Eugenia a healthy and relaxing retirement.”

— Mahara Silva, Building Services Manager, Facilities and Building Services

Lois Kush

Lois Kush

Facilities and Building Services

Lois’s last day at UBC is Feb 17, 2023
Congratulations, Lois, on your amazing 33 years at UBC!

Learn more about Lois

“I worked in the Child Care Administration building for most of the 25 years that I have been here, first in one of the programs and then as a manager. Lois was part of the housekeeping team for most of those years. Her commitment to her work meant that our building was well cared for, but more importantly for me, I have so appreciated her friendliness and warmth. We spend so much time in our work environments, making relationships with others at work important. I will miss seeing Lois every evening and having a friendly moment with her as I am packing up to leave for the day. Happy retirement, Lois!” — Deborah Thompson, Associate Director, Program Development, UBC CCS

“Lois Kush started working with Student Housing and Community Services in January 1990 and provided over 33 years of service cleaning daycare centres at Child Care Services. During her tenure, she watched hundreds of children thrive in the spaces she kept clean and safe.” — Lawron Leung, Building Services Manager, Facilities and Building Services

Tae Sook Shin

Food Services

Tae Sook’s last day at UBC is March 23, 2023.
Congratulations, Tae Sook, on your exceptional 8 years at UBC!

Learn more about Tae Sook

“Tae Sook started working with us in 2014 when we opened Bento Sushi on campus. She was instrumental in helping us to set up the restaurant, train the staff and ensure all of the franchise standards were adhered to. Tae Sook led by example with her team, always being there to help and being one of the fastest sushi makers. She walked the walk and talked the talk. With Tae Sook at the helm Bento Sushi at UBC quickly became one of the busiest Bento restaurants in their franchise with consistent audit scores of over 95%. Tae Sook told us she is looking forward to spending some time relaxing with her family and traveling.”

— Jody Ropas, Retail Manager, Food Services