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Graduate Student Advising

The Forestry Graduate Program Unit is staffed by a highly experienced and personable team available to assist both current and prospective graduate students.

Office Hours

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
During COVID-19 please email us. We are also happy to arrange a time to speak with you via zoom or phone call.
In-person drop-in office hours will be updated when available.

Address and Directions

Office: Rooms 2652, 2653, 2644 in the Forest Science Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver (UBC Campus)

Directions to our office
View a map of the UBC campus; the red arrow points to the Forest Sciences Centre. When you arrive, walk up the curved wooden staircase (or take the elevator to the second floor) and ask for Graduate Student Services at the main reception desk or turn left and follow the signs to the very end of the hall.

Graduate Program Unit Staff

Julie Morey

Julie Morey

Director of Graduate Programs
Julie provides leadership and strategic direction for the Forestry Graduate Program team. Julie’s background in UBC academic administration is comprehensive, with a focus on supports for students and supervisors, including; advice on graduate program policy and procedure for advancement to Candidacy, program leaves or extensions, timeline to completion, supervisory committee membership rules, scholarship and funding requirements, PhD comprehensive examinations and final Doctoral exam planning. She also provides assistance and referrals for situations affecting academic performance. Julie is the primary contact for Faculty questions regarding graduate course scheduling.
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Phone: 604-822-5157 | Email: julie.morey@ubc.ca

Poirier Vasic, Robin

Robin Poirier-Vasic

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Robin manages all phases of the applications and admissions for Forestry’s thesis-based degrees (PhD, MASc and MSc), including advising supervisors and prospective students on recruitment awards and student funding policies. Robin also arranges Master’s thesis defences, coordinates the annual Three Minute thesis event and new grad student orientation for thesis-based degrees.  With almost 15 years of experience working in graduate studies at UBC, Robin has a strong understanding of the organization, operations and workflow of graduate programs.
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Phone: 604-822-6784 | Email: robin.poirier-vasic@ubc.ca

Lee

Lee Yupitun (MGEM, MF, MUFL)

Admissions & Administrative Coordinator, Professional Master’s Programs (MGEM, MF, MUFL)
Lee has over 15 years of experience working with students at UBC and is happy to share her knowledge and understanding of admissions with prospective students. Lee coordinates the application and admission systems for our suite of professional Master’s degrees and also provides the cohorts with academic support through to program completion (verification letters, tuition query, registration issues; degree requirement review).
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Phone: 604-822-1174 | Email: lee.yupitun@ubc.ca

Meng Shu

Meng Shu (MIF, MSFM, GCFMC)

Admissions & Administrative Coordinator, Professional Master’s Programs (MIF, MSFM, GCFMC)
Meng has extensive knowledge of UBC Graduate student systems and processes – and looks forward to assisting prospective and current students. Meng coordinates the application and admission systems for our suite of professional Master’s degrees, and Graduate Certificate Program. She provides the cohorts with academic support through to program completion (verification letters, tuition query, registration issues; degree requirement review).
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Phone: 604-827-2735 | Email: meng.shu@ubc.ca

Stefen Ching, Awards and Financial Analyst

Stefen Ching

Awards and Financial Analyst
Stefen will help manage merit-based awards for the faculty’s graduate programs, postdoctoral fellows and graduate certificates, and provide advising to grad students on all matters related to their funding packages. He will administer the application and adjudication process for our graduate award competitions and oversee funding records.
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Phone: 604-827-4843 | Email: s.ching@ubc.ca | Email (award competitions): forestry.grad-awards@ubc.ca

Nicolle Adoranti

Nicole Adoranti

Embedded Counsellor
Nicole holds a Masters of Education in Counselling and focuses on providing single session or short-term counselling, triage and referrals to students, while also promoting mental health through the development of wellness programming with the rest of our Student Services team. With years of experience working directly with diverse audiences and students from different cultures and backgrounds, Nicole aims to make mental health resources more accessible.
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Phone: 604 827-1555 | Email: nicole.adoranti@ubc.ca

General Inquiries

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    Existing Application Inquiries

    Research Program (PhD, MSc, MASc)

    Robin Poirier-Vasic – Graduate Admissions Coordinator
    forestry.grad@ubc.ca
    604-822-6784

    Course-based Master’s (MIF, MSFM)

    Forestry CBM Applications
    forestry.cbm@ubc.ca

    Graduate Certificate (GCFMC)

    Forestry Graduate Certificates
    forestry.gradcertificates@ubc.ca

    Course-based Master’s (MF, MGEM, MUFL)

    Lee Yupitun – Professional Master’s Programs Admissions Coordinator
    lee.yupitun@ubc.ca
    604-822-1174

    Looking for information about UBC Post-Doctoral Fellowships? Please see the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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