Sophie manages the Department’s websites, e-newsletters and social media channels as well as organizes many of the Department’s largest annual events. She has worked for UBC in various roles since 2013 within the departments of Psychiatry, IT, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and MedIT. Her broader background is in communications in the Arts world, and her first love is international festivals, so she has been very fortunate to work on some incredible events, including the OzAsia Festival (Australia’s leading Asia-focused arts festival). Her funny accent is South Australian, but she is not at all offended if you think she is from the UK, because both London and Edinburgh hold a very special place in her heart. Besides travelling, she also loves to bake, so it’s a good thing that BC has so many beautiful hiking trails to walk it all off.