The Media Relations and University Affairs teams 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.

A searchable online database of UBC faculty experts is available here.

Note: The contacts listed on this page are for media inquiries only. Please address all other inquiries to 604-822-2211 or find contact information for other UBC units here.

If you are unsure which media relations specialist to contact for your story, please email  and we will direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.

For general media inquiries: 604-UBC-NEWS [604-822-6397]

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Address:

310-6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1

For after-hours urgent media calls ONLY: 604-822-3131

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Media Relations Leadership


Kurt Heinrich
Senior Director
Tel: 604-822-2064
kurt.heinrich@ubc.ca


University Affairs

For inquiries related to university administration.


Matthew Ramsey
Director of University Affairs
Tel: 604-827-0781
Cell: 604-518-5835
matthew.ramsey@ubc.ca

  • COVID-19
  • University counsel
  • VP Academic
  • VP HR
  • VP Students

Thandi Fletcher
Senior Media Strategist
Tel: 604-822-2234
thandi.fletcher@ubc.ca

  • Board of Governors
  • Development and Alumni Engagement
  • Provost
  • VP External (Government Relations, Community Engagement, Ceremonies and Events, and Campus and Community Planning)
  • VP Health
  • VPRI

Faculty Media Relations

Team members specialize in assigned academic areas of the university.


Clare Hamilton-Eddy
Director, Media Relations, on leave


Erik Rolfsen
Team Lead, Faculty Media Relations
Tel: 604-822-2644
Cell: 604-209-3048
erik.rolfsen@ubc.ca

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • School of Population and Public Health

Lou Corpuz-Bosshart
Media Relations Specialist
Tel: 604-822-2048
lou.bosshart@ubc.ca

  • Applied Science (engineering, nursing, community and regional planning, architecture and landscape architecture)
  • Forestry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Sustainability

Wan Yee Lok
Media Relations Specialist
Tel: 604.822.4549
wanyee.lok@ubc.ca

  • Arts (economics, political science, psychology, geography)
  • Business (UBC Sauder School of Business)
  • Library

Alex Walls
Media Relations Specialist
Tel: 778-984-6173
alex.walls@ubc.ca

  • Peter A. Allard School of Law
  • Science
  • Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute
  • UBC Botanical Garden
  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Video and multimedia

Sachintha Wickramasinghe
Media Relations Specialist, on leave


Collins Maina
Assistant Media Relations Specialist
Tel: 604-802-0779
collins.maina@ubc.ca

  • Education
  • Land and Food Systems
  • Kinesiology

Digital and Social Media


Peter Meiszner
Senior Digital Strategist
Tel: 604-827-5781
Email: peter.meiszner@ubc.ca

  • Social media strategy
  • Editor, news.ubc.ca

Administrative Support


Pearlie Davison
Administrative Coordinator
Tel: 604-822-6170
pearlie.davison@ubc.ca

 


Chloe Yoo
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 604-822-6397
c.yoo@ubc.ca