BIE Academic Advising

BIE Academic Advising Services

Our office is open. All advising staff will be working with a hybrid of online and in-person methods. We will be available in the office most days of the week and will be available via email,  Zoom, and other remote measures when working remotely. Please feel free to email us and we will respond to your request and set up an online or in-person appointment if necessary.

During Winter Sessions, BIE Peer Academic Tutors and Advisors will  be holding office hours online and in-person. In-person office hours will be held in the BIE Advising lounge in front of the BIE Academic Advising offices (IONA 231 and 233). Virtual office hours will be held via Zoom. Links to their Zoom meetings are available on the exclusive BIE Facebook page and through email.

You can access Arts Advising through their self-serve online advising services or advising services listed on their webpage.


Undergraduate Programs Manager

Triny Shen

I work together with newly-admitted and current students to explore university-wide learning opportunities and build their individual learning plans, and prospective students to determine if BIE is the right program for them. You can learn more about me here as well as some application tips.

My in-person drop-in hours are Mon-Wed 11am-4pm.

Contact me by email at


Senior BIE Academic Assistant

Sarah Gregory

As the BIE Academic Assistant, I am here to answer your general questions about the BIE program and get you connected with resources to help you succeed. If you have questions about admission, classes, timetables, or resources available to BIE students, send an email and I’ll help you get the information you need.

For general BIE related inquiries, email


BIE Peer Academic Advisors and Tutors

The BIE Peer Academic Advisors and Tutors are a team of BIE students who can help offer their peers the tools they need to make the most of their BIE experience! Our Peer Academic Advising services help students better understand course requirements, course selection, UBC resources, co-op and exchange opportunities, and general tips to succeed and have a great undergraduate experience. Our Peer Academic Tutoring services are available to help students with their core courses ranging from Mathematics to Economics to Commerce, including group review sessions for specific subjects to prepare students for midterms and final exams.

The BIE Peer Advisors and Tutors will be working in a hybrid in-person and online model. Virtual hours will be held on Zoom. In-person office hours will be held in the BIE Advising area in front of Triny Shen and Sarah Gregory’s offices (IONA 233 and 231). For Zoom links, please contact the emails listed below.

2022W Term 1 Office Hours

Note: All times listed are in Pacific (Vancouver) time

Office Hours (Online and In-Person):


Nicholas Harterre

Hi, I am Nick! I am in my fifth year of the BIE program. Over my time at UBC, I have taken part in Co-op, worked as a research assistant and TA, and was involved with VSEUS and the AMS. I am happy to share these experiences, help plan your degree to meet your goals and navigate your thesis, and anything in between. I can also help with ECON and MATH courses. I look forward to meeting you!

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00-10:00am | online
Tuesday: 3:00-5:30pm | in-person
Thursday: 3:00-5:30pm | in-person



Camila Fogaca Dall Bello

Hi, I am Camila. I am currently in my third year in BIE as an international student from Brazil. I am happy to advise you about course scheduling, degree planning and all UBC has to offer, as I am one of your BIE Peer Academic Advisors for this year. I am also available to help with first-year courses. Feel free to drop by during my office hours to ask anything!

Office Hours:

Monday: 2:00-3:00pm| in-person
Wednesday: 1:00-3:00pm | in-person
Friday: 10:00-11:00am | online
Friday: 1:00-3:00pm | in-person



Eden Vasica

Hi, I’m Eden! I’m a second-year BIE student from South Africa and will be one of your Peer Academic Tutors this year. I currently play rugby for UBC and am working part-time at a start-up Ed-tech Ai firm. If you need any help with 100-level MATH courses, ECON 101 and 102, COEC 293, or just need some study advice, feel free to drop by my office hours! I look forward to meeting all of you!

Office Hours:

Monday 9:00-11:00am | in-person
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm | in-person
Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm | online
Friday 11:00am-1:00pm | in-person



Mingyang Xu

Hi, I’m Mingyang, one of your Peer Academic Tutors this year! I’m in my final year of the BIE program with a minor in mathematics. I’m here to help you through first- and second- year BIE core courses, and also happy to share my experience with planning for a minor, applying for go global, and participating in the BIE research internship program. Looking forward to seeing you in office hours!

Office Hours:

Tuesday 3:00-5:30pm | in-person
Thursday 3:00-5:30pm | in-person
Friday 9:00-10:00am | online