Who: Kyle Watson
Unit: Student Recruitment and Advising
Position: Events and Projects Manager
Since: January 2019

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Setting aside the common flight or sea options, if I were an animal, I think being a Bighorn Sheep would be thrilling. Living at high-altitudes atop Canada’s Rockies, I’d have a pretty great view.

What is your favourite thing about Kelowna?

My favourite thing about Kelowna is the endless amount of outdoor activities and adventure, right at our doorstep! This attracted my wife and I, which is why we moved here 5 years ago, and continues to inspire our family. 

Do you have any pets? 

We do not have any pets, although, we do have a 6-month old son named Kalder. He’s the newest addition to our family and is our first child. We feed him, take him for walks, change his diaper and teach him cool tricks.

What is your favourite food?

This is a difficult question for me. I thoroughly enjoy food, along with the joy and community that comes with it. I can comfortably say I do not discriminate against any food.

What is something interesting you want to share with your ES colleagues?

I am new to UBC! While my personal and professional background have been devoted to the sports industry, I am excited to transition into higher education, and couldn’t be more excited for a future with UBC! In my free time, I enjoy exploring all activities the Okanagan Valley has to offer. I also dabble in wood-working. You will have to ask my better half if it has proven to be beneficial around the house, either way, it has evolved into my own form of meditation.