Mike Gordon and Patricia Schulte - Graduate Advisors
The Graduate Advisors are your first contact for non-administrative issues that may arise during your program. They also serve as chairs of the Graduate Committee.
Vanessa Auld - Department Head
If you have questions or concerns that cannot be answered by the Graduate Advisors or Program Manager, do not hesitate to contact the Head.
Mimi Yu - Graduate Program Manager
Mimi is your first contact for inquiries about the administrative side of your graduate program such as forms, registration, finance/pay, awards, campus resources, as well as if you're unsure who to contact about something.
Mahsa Zolghadriha – Administrative Support, Reception Desk
Mahsa can help with questions about mail, room bookings, and other reception desk related issues.
Sylvia Heredia – Communications Coordinator
Contact Sylvia about website content (profile page, portrait photo), access to Field Safety webforms, social media postings, promotion of events, scientific illustration
Katie Pikor – Director, Administration and Operations
Contact Katie for facilities and safety related issues (eg. office space, elevator, floods, etc) in the Biological Sciences Building. If you’re in a different building, please contact the building’s administrator directly.
Andy LeBlanc, Nick Koubrak, Jenny Kao – Zoology Computing Unit
The ZCU can help with computer/software/IT questions or issues that come up during your work and studies.
Graduate Student Society (GSS)
The GSS is an organization of graduate students dedicated to serving the academic, social, and cultural interests of it's over 10,000 members. Together with G+PS, GSS coordinates orientation sessions for new students in late August/early September.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS)
G+PS coordinates and maintains the quality of all Master's and Doctoral programs at the University. They administer awards and scholarships, policies, procedures, and guidelines for graduate students across campus. If you have policy questions, reach out to your Graduate Program Manager, Mimi Yu, before contacting G+PS.
Enrolment Services (ES)
ESAs can help with on topics like making a budget, applying for loans, understanding UBC regulations and processes, and more. ES is also where students order their official transcripts through as well as apply for tuition deferrals. If you're not sure if your question is for Enrolment Services, please check with your Graduate Program Manager, Mimi Yu.
Centre for Accessibility
The Centre for Accessibility facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions in all aspects of university life.