The Undergraduate Office (UGO) is the centre of academic advising and support services for undergraduate business students on the UBC Vancouver campus.
Our goal is to help you from the moment you apply to the BCom program until you graduate, and to facilitate the best possible experience for you during your time with us. Visit us with questions about your program. We can direct you to resources to help you succeed and opportunities to enhance your experience. We’re always ready to assist you in navigating student life at UBC.
Reasons to visit the UGO
- You need help planning your courses.
- You'd like to increase or decrease your course load and you’re not sure whether there are consequences in doing so.
- You'd like to drop a core COMM or COHR course from your registration and you’re not sure how it may affect your promotion the following year.
- You’re enrolled in a Credit/D/Fail elective and you’re not sure of its benefits or how it could affect scholarship or academic honours eligibility.
- You'd like clarification on promotion and advancement requirements, and other academic rules, regulations and policies.
- You'd like to learn more about opportunities to get involved at UBC Sauder and UBC.
- You require confidential advising on personal circumstances affecting your academic performance.
- You’re feeling overwhelmed.
- You have a problem, but don’t know where to start to find campus resources and support.
- You've missed classes or an exam because of illness or an emergency.
- You have registration questions.
- You need help choosing your option.
- You're planning on participating in an exchange program.
- You want to confirm that you're on track to meet graduation requirements.
Assistant Dean and Director
As the Assistant Dean and Director of the BCom program, I am responsible for the vision, leadership, and strategic planning for operation of the BCom program and related student services. My role is also to act as the liaison between students and the faculty. The UGO administers all matters concerning recruiting, admissions, academic programs, study abroad and exchange programs, personal and academic advising, scholarships and graduation. Please make a point of becoming familiar with our staff and services. We are here to assist you in any way we can!
Associate Director, Academic Services
I work with UBC Sauder students in the design of their educational plan based on their life goals, abilities, and aspirations while helping them interpret policies and procedures as they apply to their programs. Being a lifelong learner, I help them identify and improve their study habits and time management skills to enhance their academic performance. I also evaluate and make strategic recommendations for areas of improvement in student advising services while working closely with Commerce Peer Advisors. I have an M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Education, a B.Arch from ITESM, and over 15 years of experience in the field of education.
Associate Director, Admissions and Recruitment
UBC is my second home! Not only am I a UBC alumna, since graduating and prior to landing in UBC Sauder, I worked in a variety of capacities and units on campus including managing and/or advising in the Faculty of Law, School of Nursing and Enrolment Services. As part of the Admissions and Recruitment team, I support the university and school on our strategic goals to continue building a vibrant student population by working with others on campus in activities such as advising prospective students about the admissions process, our program, and resources; planning and participating in outreach events; facilitating the processing of applications to the BCom program and many other initiatives. As a member of the UGO team, I am also here to meet and greet, advise and help new students transition into our program.
I have been working in the admissions field for many years, and my goal is to bring outstanding students to the BCom program who can help enrich the environment at Sauder and continue to be successful. If you have any questions about the admissions process or requirements, please feel free to contact me.
Academic Advisor, Admissions & Recruiting
I have worked in the field of student recruitment and advising for many years, joining UBC Sauder in 2007 as an Academic Advisor and Recruiter for the BCom program. My career has been spent both in Canada and Australia, starting my career managing the Sociocultural Program for the UBC English Language Institute and also working as a study abroad and exchange advisor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. I hold a BSc from the Faculty of Agriculture at UBC and a graduate degree in International Relations from Macquarie University.
As an Academic Advisor, I have been supporting BCom students for over 20 years to assist them in meeting their academic goals. This starts by sharing the many opportunities available to our students so that they can enrich their learning experience. I am also responsible for planning and scheduling the Commerce courses which will be offered each year so that students can build their program with the courses they want and need. If you have questions regarding your program, registration, course planning, academic issues, understanding UBC policies or need to be connected to campus resources, I would be pleased to assist you.
I have enjoyed advising international students since I first worked as a graduate school advisor and management trainer in Tokyo, Japan in 2001. I joined the UBC Sauder Undergraduate Office in 2005 and have strived to help each individual student reach their academic goals. I graduated from UBC in 1996 with a BA in International Relations and a Minor in History. After UBC, I completed my graduate studies in the Asia Pacific Management Cooperative Program at Capilano University.
I work with students to help them understand academic requirements, university policy and procedures and what kind of university resources are available to them. Equally important, though, is the collaborative work I do with students in exploring opportunities for personal and academic growth and in identifying strategies for capitalizing on their university experience. Before I joined UBC, I was an instructor and also had roles in education management. I have a BA in Political Science from SFU, an MA in East Asian Studies from Sogang University in Seoul and an MSc in Japanese Studies from the University of Oxford.
In my role as an academic advisor I assist students in understanding their program requirements, navigating the university's rules and policies, and connecting with campus resources to support their learning and wellbeing. I'm committed to helping BCom students make the most of their degree as they work toward their personal and professional goals. I'm an alumnus of UBC with a BSc in Biology.
As an academic advisor, I assist students with planning their studies on a path to the BCom degree. My mission is to get students’ questions answered and provide them with guidance through their program, so they can achieve their academic goals and prepare for what’s to come in their professional lives.
International Programs & Awards Advisor
I support UBC Sauder students in their participation in international programs; from the early stages of promotion through to transferring credits post-experience, and everything in between. I have travelled extensively and know first-hand the many amazing benefits of international exposure and studying abroad. I am also responsible for entrance and continuing student awards.
Associate Director, Student Engagement and Development
As the Associate Director, Student Engagement and Development, I develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives to enhance student development and foster strong student communities. In practice, this means I oversee orientation and transition programs and work closely with student leaders and key stakeholders, including the Commerce Undergraduate Society and the Dean’s Student Advisory Council. With a background in intercultural learning and student advising, I am passionate about enhancing the BCom student experience.
Student Engagement and Development Advisor
I am the lead advisor for The Spark planning committee, a support for CUS clubs and services, and your go-to person for anything related to student engagement. I graduated from UBC Sauder in 2014 with a specialization in Marketing – however after my involvement in the Student Leadership Conference, CUS, COMM 202, JDC West and orientations I knew that event planning is what I wanted for my career. After 2 years of planning events in and out of Sauder, I am now excited to be part of the UGO team to help students plan The Spark Orientation and explore many other involvement opportunities.
I manage the UGO's communications to the BCom program's applicants and current students through email, the myBCom bulletins newsletter, myBCom and prospective student websites, social media channels, digital screens, and print materials. I strive to provide targeted, relevant, and timely information about the many opportunities and services students can access during their time here.
Program Coordinator, SSE Kenya
Program Assistant, Large Course Support
Program Assistant, Large Course Support
Contact our Student Peer Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org