Who We Are

Meet the members of the UBC Investigations Office:

Director of Investigations

Contact the Director of Investigations at director.of.investigations@ubc.ca

Michelle Cameron, Investigator

Michelle Cameron is Dakelh First Nations. Michelle began her academic studies in the Okanagan, eventually transferring to UBC-Vancouver. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, and Master of Social Work degrees at UBC. Michelle recently completed the Mediator/3rd Party Intervention certification through the Justice Institute of BC. Michelle worked as a researcher for the Ministry of Children & Family Development for three years. In 2008, Michelle joined the RCMP as a civilian member, working as a criminal intelligence analyst for nine years in myriad units including Divisional Criminal Analysis, Indigenous Policing, and National Security. In January 2017, she moved into policing oversight as a senior investigator with the Civilian Review Complaints Commission, investigating allegations of officer misconduct. Michelle joined the IO in October 2018.

Contact Michelle Cameron at michelle.cameron@ubc.ca

Brenda Robertson, Investigator

Brenda Robertson has over twenty-five years of experience from the human rights field as an Investigator, Human Resources Manager and Facilitator. She holds a Certificate of Indian Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina. Brenda supports the goals of mediation and positive communication practices, and has actively advocated for and implemented the goals of diversity and inclusion throughout her career. Brenda has worked with Indigenous organizations, Healthcare and Tourism in advancing opportunities for designated equity groups. A Saulteaux First Nations woman and daughter of an Indian Residential School Survivor, Brenda is dedicated to enlightening our society on the meaning and importance of reconciliation.

Contact Brenda Robertson at brenda.robertson@ubc.ca

Tarn Khare, Operations Manager

Tarn Khare completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at Simon Fraser University, with focus on Managerial Accounting and is a recently certified ECBA Business Analyst. He started at UBC Physics and Astronomy (at the Quantum Matter Institute) in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant where he worked for three years, having assisted in the procurement of $66.5 million in CFREF funding for the institute as well as assisting the transition to a larger scale research facility. From there, Tarn transferred to the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences where he managed the operations of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit for three years. His responsibilities there included managing the financial operations of the unit, year-end accounting,  human resources, facilities administration and acting as a liaison between the unit and industry companies.  Currently, Tarn is managing the Investigations Office operations, having recently completed the Award of Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion and is working toward completion of the full certificate program in Diversity & Inclusion studies.  In his spare time, he loves to cook and spend time with his family.

Contact Tarn Khare at investigationsoffice.manager@ubc.ca

Ijeamaka Anika, Researcher

Ijeamaka Anika is a Ph.D. student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, where she completed her LLM as a recipient of the Allard Scholar Graduate Fellowship. Ijeamaka comes to UBC from Nigeria, where she held a teaching position at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Her research focuses on international and transnational criminal law. Ije is also a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria. Her previous research and advocacy work focus on economic, social, and cultural rights, the medical and social impact of child marriages in Nigeria; human trafficking; and international humanitarian law in a domestic context. As a student, Ije has interned at the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime in Nigeria where she worked on research projects concerning transnational crime. This internship inspired her interest in the law concerning sexual misconduct.

In her Ph.D. studies, Ijeamaka will examine the influence of international criminal law jurisprudence on sexual and gender-based violence in domestic jurisdictions. Ijeamaka is a recipient of the UBC Four Year Fellowship (FYF).

Contact Ije at ijeamaka.anika@ubc.ca

Leah Sorge, Researcher

Leah Sorge was born and raised in Kelowna. In 2018, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UBC Okanagan. For her undergraduate honours thesis, she conducted neuropsychological research and presented her findings at the International Neuropsychological Society’s annual conference in New York City. Leah is currently a second year law student at Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC Vancouver.

Contact Leah at investigations.office@ubc.ca

Harkiran (Kiran) Kullar, Investigator Assistant

Kiran Kullar completed her undergraduate degree in Criminology with a minor in Political Science. Kiran’s background consists of working at various law firms specializing in personal injury and real estate. She started at UBC in May of 2019 where she was a part of the School of Population and the Sauder School of Business before joining the team at the Investigations Office. She is currently working on  pursuing a career in legal studies. Kiran has a great passion for fashion and launched her own clothing line in 2015.

Contact Kiran at investigations.office@ubc.ca