Four new members have recently joined UBC's 15-member Board of Governors.
UBC alumnus and architect Joe Wai has been appointed to the board for a three-year term.
Principal of Joe Y. Wai Architect, Inc., Wai designed the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver. His practice reflects his interests in social and seniors' housing as well as community projects.
He has served on a variety of boards, including the GVRD Housing Advisory Committee and the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Mark Beese, a fourth-year Forestry student, has been elected to the board for a one-year term. Beese has served as chair of the UBC Student Senate Caucus.
An active member of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) student council, Beese has been involved with the first-year orientation program, Imagine UBC.
Third-year Science student Jesse Guscott also joins the board for a one-year term. Guscott has served as a commissioner on the AMS Finance Commission.
Anthropology and Sociology Prof. Patricia Marchak is appointed to the board for a three-year term.
Marchak, a former UBC dean of Arts, is also a faculty associate with the Institute for Resources and Environment at UBC.
UBC's Board of Governors comprises the chancellor, the president, eight persons appointed by the lieutenant-governor, two faculty members elected by faculty, two full-time students elected by students and one person elected by full-time university staff members.
Other board members are: Chancellor William Sauder, UBC President Martha Piper, Chair Harold Kalke, Larry Bell, Anatomy Prof. Joanne Emerman, Kenneth Georgetti, Roslyn Kunin, Guninder C. Mumick, UBC Bookstore staff member Ben Pong, Linda Thorstad and Marion York.