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 and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in room #602 (Kiosk located near the main entrance to the left of the foyer in the Asian Centre). Please note that there will be no advising when I’m away from the office.
Days off – every Friday.
Holidays: October 9 and November 13-15, 2018
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: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 or 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