Students in the Asian studies programs can see Arts Academic Advisors and specific program advisors depending on their inquiry.

Arts Academic Advising

Arts Academic Advising supports the academic success of the Faculty’s 14,000 undergraduate students.

From the point of admission, Advising provides programs and services to help you make informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic path throughout your degree program.

Departmental Waitlists

Click here for information on our departmental waitlists once courses are full.

UBC Arts Student Support

Access UBC Arts Department’s new Student Support page with a range of resources and links.

Asian Studies Undergraduate Advisor

Sophie Rock

Drop-in Advising: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am-12pm

Asian Centre Room 602 or via Zoom at:

If the above times do not work, please email to schedule an appointment.

Chinese Language Program Director

Dr. Qian Wang
Asian Centre Room 219

Office hours:
Thursdays 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m. in person or by appointment

Chinese Placement Advising

Xinxin Wu
Aud. Annex B 215

Office hours:

Japanese Language Program Director

Dr. Rebecca Chau
Asian Centre Room 215

Office hours:
Thursdays 2p.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment

Japanese Placement Advising

Ihhwa Kim
Aud. Annex B 207

Office hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 0r by appointment

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