Kristy Tymos is currently a JD Candidate in the Faculty of Law and serves as the Vice-President of Academic Affairs for the Law Students’ Society. Prior to law school, Kristy chaired Access Nanaimo, which endeavours to increase the accessibility and inclusion for those with disabilities. Aside from Kristy’s on campus life, she has a love of the West End and a soft spot for Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Grace Chang is a current candidate for Bachelor of Environmental Design at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
In their role with the Centre for Sport and Sustainability, Grace and Kristy assess facilities using Planat, coordinate with project stakeholders, and provide recommendations for further accessibility enhancements of facilities at the University of British Columbia.
Amani is going into her third year at UBC, majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Political Science. She says the most exciting part of the internship so far has been planning and implementing a variety of engagement pieces around sustainability for the athletes. Amani’s work involves waste management strategies, recycling and reducing waste, and sustainability estimates for the 2014 Games.
Tiago de Souza Jensen is a second year student in the Faculty of Arts, currently studying International Relations. He’s excited for this internship because of the chance to work on sustainability, one of his passions, for an event much larger than those he has previously had experience with, and the chance to contribute to an event that supports and encourages some of the worlds’ premier athletes with intellectual disabilities. Tiego is involved in the management and delivery of food and water services during the Games.
Serena Ng is entering her fifth year in the department of Integrated Science. What she finds exciting about this internship is seeing how all of the different projects and components of the sustainability strategic plan are coming together, and she is looking forward to seeing them all come to life for the Games. Serena is involved in organising and delivering a bicycle incentive program during the Games.
Aliya is studying economics and philosophy at UBC. She is deeply passionate about environmental sustainability, and endlessly curious about finding effective strategies to promote sustainable behaviours. She’s excited to be working with such a great team for the Games. Over the last few months, she’s been focusing on communications strategies and planning aspects of the Games’ Bottled Water Free initiative.