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 during regular office hours. Advising appointments can also 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.

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


Janna Rumary-Kellett

Janna Rumary-Kellett
Student Recruiter & Advisor

Janna’s primary role is also that of advisor for new and returning domestic and international undergraduate students within the Faculty of Forestry. University can be a very challenging, yet rewarding experience and Janna’s role is to help guide students on how to successfully navigate their degree and time at UBC Forestry. She is there to provide information, resources, and academic planning. Janna can also help with any questions and concerns students may have. Her goal is to provide students with a welcoming, safe and positive environment.

Janna holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Communications.

Office: FSC 2613| Phone: 604-827-3082| Email: janna.rumarykellett@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

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


Nazlyn Pirani

Nazlyn Pirani
Co-op Coordinator

As the Co-op Coordinator for Forest Operations, Forest Resources Management, Forest Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation, & Urban Forestry programs, Nazlyn works closely with students, employers and faculty to ensure the co-op experience is successful for all. She also creates and facilitates opportunities for networking, pre-employment training and coaches students with their career goals and job search process.

Nazlyn holds a MA in Intercultural Communication from The University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.

Office: FSC 2615 | Phone: 604-827-5196 | Email: nazlyn.pirani@ubc.ca


Rumiko Tachibana

Rumiko Tachibana
Program Manager

As the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Rumiko helps students with a wide range of questions at the undergraduate office front desk. Rumiko is also able to assist with booking appointments with Student Services staff. In addition, Rumiko supports numerous events, the Forestry Co-op program and other administrative tasks.

Rumiko has a B.A. and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Victoria.

Office: FSC 2609 | Phone: 604-822-1834| Email: forestry.undergrad@ubc.ca