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Graduate Student Portal

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

Gayle Kosh

Director of Graduate Programs
Gayle provides leadership and strategic direction for the Forestry Graduate Program team. With almost 25 years of experience working in graduate studies Gayle has a wealth of knowledge and understanding to offer students and supervisors. She is happy to advise on graduate program policy and procedure including advancement to Candidacy, program leaves or extensions, timeline to completion, supervisory committee membership rules, etc. She also provides special assistance and referrals for any situation that may be affecting academic performance. Gayle advises on student funding and scholarship requirements, and is also the person to speak with regarding graduate course scheduling, as well as PhD comprehensive examinations and final doctoral exam planning.
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Phone: 604-827-4454 | Email: gayle.kosh@ubc.ca

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 defenses, 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. Together with Julie, 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

Julie Morey (MIF, MSFM)

Admissions & Administrative Coordinator, Professional Master’s Programs (MIF, MSFM)
Julie’s background is comprehensive and student-focused, with experience in all aspects of academic administration. Together with Lee, Julie 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: 604-822-5157 | Email: julie.morey@ubc.ca

Alice Miao

Alice Miao

Awards & Administrative Coordinator
Alice is a proud alumna of the Faculty of Forestry and joined the graduate program staff team in 2020. Alice manages merit-based awards for the faculty’s graduate programs, postdoctoral fellows and graduate certificates, and provides advising to grad students on all matters related to their funding packages. She administers the application and adjudication process for our graduate award competitions and oversees funding records. She also organizes the annual Forestry Graduate Student Research Poster Competition and manages the Faculty’s Graduate Teaching Assistant evaluation program.
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Phone: 604-827-2735 | Email: alice.miao@ubc.ca | Email (award competitions): forestry.grad-awards@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)

Julie Morey – Professional Master’s Programs Admissions Coordinator
julie.morey@ubc.ca
604-822-5157

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.