Claire Huxtable CAC & ADP – Area D

Claire has lived in Area D for over 10 years with her husband and daughter. In addition to the great services on campus, her family loves running and bike riding on the trails through Pacific Spirit Park.

Both Claire and her husband completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at UBC. She is a professional forester and financial analyst. She looks forward contributing to the work of the CAC in managing growth and keeping the campus a great place to live, work and study.

Judie Glick CAC & ADP– Area C

Judie is pleased to join the ADP and the CAC for Area C, Little Oz. Judie and her husband, Fred, built their home there in 2001. They have lived on the west side of Vancouver for over 30 years.

Judie has a BA in Humanities and a Master of Urban Planning degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she grew up. She worked as a planner in the City of Langley in the 1970’s. Judie and Fred started Fraser Valley Produce Juice and Salad at the Granville Island Public Market in 1979 and Judie has co-authored two cookbooks based on her work in the market. She is currently working on an illustrated food history of Vancouver. Judie also studies Sogetsu Ikebana and has been on the executive of the Vancouver Ikebana Association.

Ilan Vertinsky ADP – Area B


Ilan Vertinsky was born in Israel and has been a resident of the University Endowment Lands for the past 4 decades. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley specializing in Operations Research. He currently serves as a Professor of International Business Studies, Strategy and Business Economics in the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Over the years he has held also joint faculty appointments in The Institute of Resource Ecology and the Institute of Asian Research. His current research interests include crisis management, climate change resilience and technology innovation. His research awards included the University Killam Research prize, AGSM’s Outstanding Scholarship Award and the Seagram Senior Faculty Award. He is Area Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Public Management Journal. He is married to Patricia who is also a UBC professor and has 2 daughters, and four grandchildren. 

Bernhard Schwab ADP – Area A

I am a Professor Emeritus from UBC where I have taught at the Sauder School of Business for over 30 years. I have lived on the UEL for the last 46 years and highly value the unique character of the neighbourhood.

Gayle Nelson ADP – Area B

Organizational and leadership development has been the focus of my executive coaching practice for more than 30 years. But I still have a lot to learn. So I can’t promise to revolutionize the workings of the ADP, but I can say that the values driving my professional life will also be at the ADP table. Humanizing the workplace, encouraging respectful collaboration, and inclusiveness express those core values in support of fairness and the greater good. I’ve been fortunate to work with hundreds of senior leaders in every walk of life and across many business sectors including hospitality, financial services, health care, technology, manufacturing, not-for profit organizations and all three levels of government. I’ve also held senior positions at Xerox Canada and Deloitte. I’ve been an active volunteer all my life – most recently serving on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., the International Society for Performance Improvement and as a guest lecturer at Royal Roads University Coaching Program. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the UEL community.

Tamara Knott – Area C


Tamara has been a serving member of the ADP for Area C for the past two terms.  Tamara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the Owner of Adventura Counselling Services.  She is also currently a PhD student in the midst of her dissertation. She has received a BComm in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University and a BA from Queens University.  She has participated as a project manager for a variety of run-of-the-river hydro-electric projects and previous to that as a pharmaceutical representative before making a career transition.  Tamara has been actively involved with various community groups in a volunteer capacity.  Formerly, she has been a group facilitator in a variety of settings and was a committee member of the Victoria Regional Planning Committee, developing a five-year plan for Victoria’s urban growth.  “I have a passionate belief that if you love the area that you live, that you should participate in any way that you can to preserve what is of value about the area, and to change what is not working.  I will advocate fiercely for both of these things.”