Contact Student Affairs

Student Affairs is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education Program.

Student Affairs Mission and Vision

Vision: To provide nonjudgmental, holistic support to enable the well-being, safety, and success of all our medical students, so they are able to sustainably care for our diverse communities and work to transform health for everyone.

Mission: Student Affairs functions independently from the curricular and assessment teams of the MD Undergraduate Program to support students in the areas of well-being, career planning, financial aid and debt management, academic advising and in initiatives that enhance and embrace student diversity.

Please contact Student Affairs for more information:

General Contact

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

Site Contacts: To book an appointment with Student Affairs during office hours, contact your site coordinator (see below).

For more urgent concerns, email your Site Assistant Dean directly and they will do their best to get back to you within 2 business days.  Please note Student Affairs Assistant Deans are not an emergency service.


If this is an emergency, call 911.

24/7 mental health supports

Physician Health Program: 1-800-663-6729
Empower Me: 1-844-741-6389
Crisis line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Here2Talk1-877-857-3397 (toll-free) / 604-642-5212 (Canada-wide direct)


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

Diamond Health Care Centre, 8th Floor, 8235D

Fraser Health

Assistant Dean: Dr. Michelle Wong (student last name St-Z and Fraser Medical 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 (Interim): Dr. Shannon Kelly
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 Coordinator: Stephanie Awotwi-Pratt
Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator: Saige Werstuik

Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, UBC Okanagan

Career Planning

In addition to meeting with your student affairs dean, current MD students are welcome to email to book a career planning appointment with:


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