Student Services

Forestry Undergraduate Student Services houses a group of highly educated, dedicated individuals to help you with a variety of academic, career, and personal issues. The Student Services Centre is located in FSC (Forest Sciences Centre) room 2609.

Office Hours

Student Services is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Drop-in advising is available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm weekdays. Advising appointments can be arranged by email: forestry.undergrad@ubc.ca

Address and Directions

Office: Room 2609, Forest Science Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver (UBC Campus)
Phone: 604-822-1834 (Toll-free: 1-888-933-9663)
Fax: 604-822-8645
Email: forestry.undergrad@ubc.ca

Directions to our office
View a map of the UBC campus; the red arrow points to the Forest Sciences Centre. When you arrive, walk up the curved wooden staircase (or take the elevator to the second floor) and ask for Student Services at the main reception desk or turn left and follow the signs.

UBC Student Services

The UBC Student Services web site provides easy access to the complete range of student services, including admissions and application status, registration, the University Calendar, Awards and Financial Aid, career info, health services, and much more.

Office of the Ombudsperson for Students

For students requiring an independent, impartial and confidential resource, the Office of the Ombudsperson for Students works with UBC community members to ensure students are treated fairly and can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment.

Undergraduate Student Services Staff

Chiara Longhi

Chiara Longhi
Director of Student Services

Chiara is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the Forestry Undergraduate Student Services team. Her goal is to help to create a positive experience for all Forestry undergraduate students and to support student success, academic and otherwise. She acts as an advocate for students who require special assistance and can provide information about the university’s academic policies and resources. If you are facing a medical, emotional, or personal situation that you think may negatively impact your academic performance, please contact Chiara as quickly as possible to discuss your options.

Chiara is also involved with recruitment, admissions, student orientations and events, scholarships, course scheduling, student adjudication and appeals, and general student advising.  Chiara holds a M.A. in Cultural Geography from University of Pisa, Italy.

Office: FSC 2613 | Phone: 604-822-9187 | Email: chiara.longhi@ubc.ca


Ana Curcin

Ana Curcin
Student Recruiter & Advisor

Ana’s primary role is that of advisor for new and returning domestic and international undergraduate students within the Faculty of Forestry. She also works as a student recruiter for the Faculty and as someone who can assist with student exchanges.

Ana is there to provide information on academic policies, campus resources and address any questions or concerns students may have. She is committed to providing a positive and welcoming student services environment which all students can take advantage of and which will help them achieve their academic goals.

Ana holds a B.A. from UBC as well as a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Victoria.

Office: FSC 2617 | Phone: 604-827-5195 | Email: ana.curcin@ubc.ca


Tony Loring

Tony Loring
Co-op Coordinator

Tony Loring led the workplace partnership programs with the Atlantic PATH cancer study at Dalhousie University and developed Katimavik work placements throughout Eastern Canada. As the Co-op Coordinator for the Forest Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation programs, Tony will work with students, employers and faculty to maximize learning outcomes within the co-op program.

Tony has a background in marketing communications and a BFA from Concordia University.

Office: FSC 2615 | Phone: 604-827-5196  | Email: tony.loring@ubc.ca


Sanya Sivic

Sanya Sivic
Wood Products Processing

Sanya is the Co-operative Education Coordinator and Recruitment Officer for the Wood Products Processing Program. In addition to working closely with employers in the Wood Products Sector, and marketing the program to local, national and international employers; Sanya provides career advising to co-op students and facilitates Pre-Employment and Career Management workshops. She also provides recruitment and student advising services to prospective WPP undergraduate students.

Sanya holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and a joint major in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She has previous experience working with several different co-op programs at SFU.

Office: CAWP 2902 | Phone: 604-822-4793 | Email: sanya.sivic@ubc.ca


Lydia Braam
Student Engagement Officer

Lydia’s work focuses on enhancing student life, by helping students find and connect with experiential learning, leadership and career development opportunities that are meaningful to them. She leads the Forestry Orientation and Transition program, the Forestry Tri-Mentoring Program and also provides one-on-one involvement advising for students looking to get involved, master new skills and take on new and interesting challenges.

Lydia holds a B.A. from the University of Guelph in International Development, with a concentration in Environment and Development.

Office: FSC 2611 | Phone: 604-827-2740 | Email: lydia.braam@ubc.ca


Xinxin Zhu

Xinxin Zhu
Program Manager

Xinxin works as a program coordinator for organizing and teaching orientation programs for 2+2/3+2 transfer students from China. In this role she ensures that the students can take advantage of the orientation/transition programs offered by UBC. Xinxin also leads a 1-month Go Global study program for students to explore forestry and conservation in China. Xinxin helps provide cross-cultural counseling and support for the transfer/exchange students by tapping into the existing campus groups dedicated to cultural awareness.

Xinxin holds a BSc in ecology from Ocean University of China and a Master of Forestry (forests and society specialization) from UBC.

Office: FSC 2602 | Phone: 604-822-3570 | Email: xinxin.zhu@ubc.ca