Jannik Eikenaar

Associate Professor of Teaching

Applied Science, School of Engineering
Other Titles: EDI+I Advisor
Office: EME3229
Phone: 250.807.8049
Email: jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca

Research Summary

Diversity & Inclusivity in Higher Education

Courses & Teaching

Inter-cultural communication; Technical communication; Undergraduate and Graduate writing and research


Dr. Eikenaar teaches Communication in the School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia through interdisciplinary research focused on the influence of an author’s persona to the understanding of their literary works. Jannik also teaches in UBC’s Vantage College, previously taught at Okanagan College, and worked for several years in the publishing industry.

Jannik is an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Advisor in the School of Engineering and an active member of several UBC committees, including the Okanagan Senate and Aboriginal Initiatives Committees. He is also the Volleyball Regional Officials Chair for the province and coach of his daughter’s soccer team (U11 Girls).


Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Studies (English and Cultural Studies) University of British Columbia

M.A – English Literature, University of British Columbia

B.A. – Philosophy, McGill University

Selected Publications & Presentations

J. Eikenaar, 2015. The (im)proper name of Salman Rushdie : hydridity, migrancy, and the Rushdie persona (2015)


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