Meet Your Team! Forestry Undergrad Student Services

Forestry students know the Student Services team as dedicated to both their academic success and their overall well-being. Their tireless commitment to students has even been recognized by the university with the President’s Service Award for Excellence. Whether it is over the summer, the first week of a new term, exam period, or any time in between, you can count on the fact that they are – and will continue to be – with you every step of the way.

 

We took a few minutes to ask the team for a few bits of information that might be helpful to new and existing students as they approach the fall term classes that will be offered online.

 
Chiara Longhi

Chiara Longhi

Director of Student Services

 

Phone: 604-822-9187
Email: chiara.longhi@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need a shoulder to cry on, a person to complain with about the rain, someone to be happy with you about having finished your paper!

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be stick to a daily routine.

One thing that students can really look forward when they join us this fall at the Faculty is how much our teaching faculty really cares about the students.

Forestry students tend to be unique in that they are all very passionate about their chosen program.

One of the best ways for new students to get settled in to the Faculty of Forestry would be to get as involved as they can with us and their peers. We will be offering opportunities on different online platforms available to us, so please take advantage! Don’t be shy!”

 
Ana Curcin

Ana Curcin

Student Recruiter & Advisor

 

Phone: 604-827-5195
Email: ana.curcin@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need help with staying on track with their academics or have questions pertaining to any aspect of their experience at UBC and the Faculty of Forestry.

One thing that students can really look forward to when they join us this fall at the Faculty is a supportive and welcoming environment committed to their academic success and personal wellbeing.

Forestry students tend to be unique in that they are looking for an educational experience that allows them to be part of a smaller community on a large campus, working closely with renowned experts in the environmental field while attaining practical skills and experience to be able to have a real impact in the environmental field post-graduation.

 
Janna Rumary-Kellett

Janna Rumary-Kellett

Student Recruiter & Advisor

 

Phone: 604-827-3082
Email: janna.rumarykellett@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need help figuring out their courses, degree planning (e.g. deciding about minors or exchange), or if they have a question and are not sure who to go to.

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be to take advantage of the opportunities to connect with your fellow students, it will help you begin to build your support and community for when you arrive on campus.

One thing that students can really look forward when they join us this fall at the faculty is our faculty is small, so there are many opportunities to connect with your professors.

Forestry students tend to be unique in that they really work on building a sense of community.

One of the best ways for new students to get settled in to the Faculty of Forestry would be to take advantage of Jump Start and Imagine Day as they will help students adjust to the online programming and start building their UBC Forestry community.

 
Sanya Sivic

Sanya Sivic

Co-op Coordinator and Recruitment Officer

 

Phone: 604-822-4793
Email: sanya.sivic@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need help with co-op, career advice, or just a friendly face to say hello to.

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be to stay positive and connected! There are many people in our faculty that will provide exceptional support for you.

One thing that students can really look forward when they join us this fall at the faculty is the great feeling of community between students, faculty, and staff.

Forestry students tend to be unique in that they have the opportunity to make the world a better place.

One of the best ways for new students to get settled in to the faculty of forestry would be to find out about all the fantastic resources available in our faculty and at UBC. Some students go through their entire degree without knowing the amazing resources that they have access to as a student. Want to know more? Ask anyone on the team about our resources.

 
Lydia Braam

Lydia Braam

Student Engagement Officer

 

Phone: 604-827-2740
Email: lydia.braam@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need to ask about different ways to get involved or how they can make the most of their time studying at UBC.

Forestry students tend to be unique in that they are an incredibly close-knit community (not always possible at larger faculties at UBC) – you’ll find that upper-year students are eager to meet and chat with new students, and you’ll get to know your classmates very well!

One of the best ways for new students to get settled in to the faculty of forestry would be participating in the online events and sessions that will be offered during the summer and fall semester, whether it be info sessions, study groups, or social events run by your undergraduate society!

 
Xinxin Zhu

Xinxin Zhu

Program Manager

 

Phone: 604-822-3570
Email: xinxin.zhu@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need academic and/or well-being support during their 2+2/3+2 program studies.

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be find time to be off-line and get exercise.

One thing that students can really look forward when they join us this fall at the faculty is the fantastic learning facilities, including our beautiful research forests.

Forestry students tend to be unique in that they have lots of hands-on learning experiences and care about environmental issues deeply.

One of the best ways for new students to get settled in to the faculty of forestry would be to get involved as much as possible, and attend social events for getting to know their peers and faculty members.

 
Nazlyn Pirani

Nazlyn Pirani

Co-op Coordinator

 

Phone: 604-827-5196
Email: nazlyn.pirani@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need help in the co-op workshops, work term applications and co-op job opportunities.

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be take some time away from technology each day.

One thing that students can really look forward when they join us this fall at the Faculty is a sense of belonging to the UBC Forestry community.

Forestry students tend to be unique in that they all care very much about the world around them and its future.

One of the best ways for new students to get settled in to the faculty of forestry would be to seize every opportunity for learning and student engagement… Carpe Diem!

 
Rumiko Tachibana

Rumiko Tachibana

Undergraduate Program Assistant

 

Phone: 604-822-1834
Email: forestry.undergrad@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need help answering academic questions and miscellaneous things in forestry, such as locker payment.

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be talk to us as soon as you have a question or problem.

 
Cindy Choi

Cindy Choi

Program Assistant, Co-Op

 

Phone: 604-822-3547
Email: choi.cindy@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need help with exploring different Forestry co-op career options and updating their co-op work term records.

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be know your deadlines and set productive goals, such as minimum numbers of hours to study for each course per week.

 
Joris Jun

Joris Jun

Program Coordinator – Asia Forest Research Centre

 

Phone: 604-822-0516
Email: xuan.jun@ubc.ca

Students come to me when they need any information about the 3+2 online orientation or the 3+2 peer mentor program.

If I were to offer one tip to students coming into the online fall semester, it would be don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions as we are here to help you.

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