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

Elizabeth Halim

Food Services

Elizabeth’s last day at UBC is February 1, 2024.
Congratulations, Elizabeth, on your 15 amazing years at UBC!

Learn more about Elizabeth

“I worked with Elizabeth at Ike’s Café previously and, more recently, when she was scheduled at Harvest. I found Elizabeth to be a soft-spoken, kind person who always focused on our customers and was very helpful when I asked her to assist me with a task.

— John Hall, Supervisor, Retail, Food Services

“Elizabeth started in March 2008 at Edibles Snack Bar, which was located in the basement of the Scarfe Building (Education), then moved to Ike’s Café where she worked for the next eight years. Following that, she worked across a variety of Retail units. Her plans in retirement are to enjoy life while sewing and gardening indoors.”

— Anna Welther, Senior Supervisor, Retail, Food Services

Esperanza de Guzman

Esperanza de Guzman (In memoriam)

Food Services

We are saddened to share the news that after 25 years of service, Esperanza de Guzman, a dedicated and hardworking Sales Attendant in Residence Dining (Food Services), who recently retired, passed away on February 5, 2024. We extend our deepest condolences to Esperanza’s family and wish them comfort during this difficult time.

Read more about Esperanza’s life and legacy at UBC.

Jorgo Romero

Jorge Romero

Food Services

Jorge’s last day at UBC is February 29, 2024.
Congratulations, Jorge, on your 6 fantastic years at UBC!

Learn more about Elizabeth

“Jorge has been an invaluable member of our team, serving as a skilled pizza cook at Mercante, since October 2017. Over the past six years, he has consistently demonstrated a commendable work ethic, maintaining focus on his tasks while diligently ensuring the quality of our culinary offerings. His genuine enthusiasm for connecting with others reflects in his friendly demeanour and pleasant exchanges, fostering a welcoming atmosphere at Mercante.

“As Jorge embarks on this new chapter, it is with a sense of appreciation and respect that we acknowledge the unique imprint he leaves upon our team and the cherished memories he has contributed to our collective experience. Jorge’s distinctive flair in calling out orders will be fondly remembered, serving as a testament to his individuality and the camaraderie he has fostered within our unit.”

— Jody Ropas, Retail Operations Manager, Food Services

Reiko Yakura

Food Services

Reiko’s last day at UBC is January 1, 2024.
Congratulations, Reiko, on your 17 incredible years at UBC!

Learn more about Reiko

“Reiko started at the Barn Coffee Shop in August 2006, moving to a variety of retail units during her time with Food Services. Outside of work, she enjoys needlework and gardening, along with many DIY home projects. Travelling to visit Japan is on her list of future adventures in retirement.”

— Anna Welther, Senior Supervisor, Retail, Food Services