Media Contacts

The Public Affairs team on UBC’s Vancouver campus provides prompt access to faculty experts, important UBC stories and media resources. Team members specialize in assigned academic areas of the university.  Other issues can be referred to Lucie McNeill or Randy Schmidt. A list of UBC faculty experts is also available here.

Lucie McNeill
Tel: 604.822.2064
Cell: 604.312.0845

Randy Schmidt
Associate Director
Tel: 604.822.1266
Cell: 604.828.0787

Jon Azpiri
Digital Editor and
Social Media Strategist
Tel: 604.827.5781

For general inquiries:
UBC’s Experts Directory

Brian Murphy
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Tel: 604.822.2048

- Medicine
- Dentistry
- Nursing


Heather Amos
Media Relations Specialist
Tel: 604.822.3213
Cell: 604.828.3867

- Science
- Medicine
- Applied Science
- Forestry
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Sustainability programs
- Student services/Athletics

Corey Allen
Assistant Media Relations Specialist
Tel: 604.822.2644
Cell: 604.209.3048

- Arts
- Continuing Studies
- Education
- First Nations programs
- Law
- Land and Food Systems
- UBC Library

Beth Williams
UBC Sauder School of Business
Tel: 604.822.5273

- Business

UBC Okanagan Media Contacts

Paul Marck
Manager, Media Relations
Tel: 250.807.9278
Cell: 250.863.9745

Jody Jacob 
Assistant Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250.807.8463

Patty Wellborn
Assistant Communications Coordinator