Advising

Advising

If you have already read through the Student Calendar and reviewed this website but are still unsure of a requirements or need additional information Advisors will generally be available for consultations during their drop-in office hours.

It is not necessary to make an appointment. We ask that students come prepared to see the advisor. Please have proper documentation or questions ready. Review our Major & Minor Requirements first, therefore saving you and our advisor’s time. Please e-mail directly or contact us during office hours.

**Please check our website regularly for changes of dates/times

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR

  • answers questions about our courses
  • advise course(s) to take for major/minor
  • check if students meet their grad requirements
  • certify documents for graduating students
Shirley Wong
Advising will be available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in room #607 of the Asian Centre. Please note that there will be no advising when I am away from the office.
Days off – every Wednesday afternoon and Friday.
Holidays:
Email: asia.undergrad@ubc.ca
Telephone: 604.822.5068
CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. Qian Wang
Asian Centre – Room 219
Office hours: TBA
Email: Qian.Wang@ubc.ca
Telephone: 604.827.3450
JAPANESE LANGUAGE CO-ORDINATOR

  • check and assess language credits
  • dispute any problems
  • advice for language placement including special considerations
  • conduct language exemption exams
  • advise what course(s) to take
Dr. Rebecca Chau
Asian Centre – Room 215
Office Hours: Thursday 2pm – 4pm or by appointment
Email
rebecca.chau@ubc.ca
Telephone:604.822.9029
GRADUATE ADVISING (M.A. /Ph.D.)

  • advise current graduate students
  • check current students progress
  • dispute any problems
  • make recommendations
  • advise on successful application strategies
PHD students:

Dr. Bruce Rusk, Graduate Advisor 
Asian Centre 404 – 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2
Office Hours: by appointment
Email: bruce.rusk(at)ubc.ca
Phone: 1-604-822-5183

MA students:

Dr. Stefania Burk, Associate Dean – Academic, Faculty of Arts and Associate Graduate Advisor, Department of Asian Studies 
Asian Centre 407 – 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2 Office Hours: Tuesdays, room 604 from 10-11pm or by appointment
Email: stefania.burk(at)ubc.ca
Phone: 1-604-822-3247

CHINESE PLACEMENT ADVISING

  • issues with the online placement exam
  • wishing to contest the assessment by the online system
  • special considerations
Xinxin Wu
Aud. Annex B 215
Office Hours: TBA
E-mail: xinxin.wu(at)ubc.ca
Telephone: 604.822.6583
JAPANESE PLACEMENT ADVISING

  • conduct online placement exam and placement advising sessions
  • issues with the online placement exam
  • wishing to contest the assessment by the online system
Ihhwa Kim
Aud. Annex B 207
Office Hours: Tue & Thu 3-4PM or by appointment
E-mail: ihhwa.kim@ubc.ca
Telephone: 604.827.4035