About Student Affairs

Student Affairs is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education Program. We are a confidential resource for current MD students seeking support, guidance, and advice on a range of issues, including: health and well-being, financial planning, career planning, safety, academic support, mentorship, and any other topics students might wish to discuss. We also offer credentialing services to our graduates. See the left sidebar for further information on our offerings and services.

Please contact Student Affairs for more information:

General Contact

If you are unsure who to contact, please reach out to: md.studentaffairs@ubc.ca

Administrative Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

24/7 support

Physician Health Program: 1-800-663-6729
Empower Me: 1-844-741-6389
Crisis line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Here2Talk: 1-877-857-3397 (toll-free) / 604-642-5212 (Canada-wide direct)


If this is an emergency, call 911.

Urgent matters after hours

Student Affairs Assistant Deans at all sites are readily accessible by email but are not an emergency service. For more urgent concerns, email your Site Assistant Dean directly and they will do their best to get back to you within 24 to 48hrs.

To book an appointment with Student Affairs during office hours, contact your site coordinator:

Central Office

Associate Dean: Dr. Laura Farrell
Associate Director: Lisa Ogilvie
Administrative Assistant: Hanieh Yavari
Black Student Initiatives Manager: Donneil McNab
Career Planning and Advising Manager: Anna Chan
Career Planning and Wellbeing Coordinator (Interim): Ivonne Kusuma
Faculty Lead, Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Dr. Talveen Gill
Indigenous Student Initiatives Manager: Meghan MacGillivray
Student Financial Assistance Officer: Andee Biason

Diamond Health Care Centre, 8th Floor, 8235D

Vancouver Fraser Medical Program

Assistant Dean:
Dr. Hannah Carolan (student last name A-J)
Dr. Sarah Bartlett (student last name K-Ss)
Student Affairs Coordinator: Tracy Chiu

Fraser Health

Assistant Dean: Dr. Michelle Wong
(student last name St-Z and Fraser Cohort)
Student Affairs Coordinator: Tracy Chiu

Surrey Memorial Hospital, Critical Care Tower (Green Zone), 3rd Floor Room 621

Island Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Fiona Manning
Student Affairs Coordinator: Kelly Arason

Medical Science Building, UVic

Northern Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Małgorzata (Mal) Kamińska (on leave)
Assistant Dean: Dr. Denise McLeod (interim)
Student Affairs Coordinator: Shelley Raper

Northern Health Sciences Building, UNBC

Southern Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Robyn Hutchings
Student Affairs Coordinator: Carri Folk
Black Initiatives CoordinatorStephanie Awotwi-Pratt

Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, UBC Okanagan

Career Planning

In addition to meeting with your student affairs dean, students are welcome to email md.studentaffairs@ubc.ca to book a career planning appointment with:


For assistance with topics not listed above, please refer to the contacts below: