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Meet Craig Kamimura

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Job Title

Research Technician

Department | Campus

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine | VGH

How long have you worked at the Faculty of Medicine? 

This year I celebrate working at UBC for 25 years! 

Tell us what you do at the Faculty in one or two sentences: 

Image analysis and IT support for the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core Lab – CIRCL

What’s your favourite thing about your work? 

Working for/with good people. 

One thing we might be surprised to learn about you? 

I had an interesting summer work history earning money for tuition — lead foundry operator, deep-freeze worker, fish cannery worker and taxidermy assistant.

What is the song you sang out loud as a teenager? 

“What you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift” – Tom Sawyer by Rush

What makes you laugh? 

Vinyl Café stories read by Stuart McLean

One thing on your desk you brought from home? 

A collection of mini, reproduction paintings that are packaged with the Japanese snacks I occasionally consume.

Most healthy habit:  

I usually do not eat dessert.

What is your favourite vacation spot and why? 

Hawaii Island. It was the first foreign vacation with my wife and kids.