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.

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 Triny Shen and Sarah Gregory’s 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.


BIE Academic Advisor

Triny Shen

As the BIE Academic Advisor, 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


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.

Please see the office hours below for 2021W Term 2 Exam Period.

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

Office Hours (Online and In-Person):


Louise Cheng

Hi, I am Louise. I am in my final year of the BIE Program. I have been part of the Co-op, Go Global Summer Exchange, and the BIE Research Internship programs during my time at UBC. I would be happy to share these experiences and help with degree planning and course selection. I will also be working as a teaching assistant and am available to help with BIE core courses. Feel free to drop by during my office hours. I look forward to meeting you!

Office Hours:

  • April 11: 10 am-12pm (In-person)
  • April 18: 10 am-12pm (In-person)
  • April 25: 10am-11am (online)



Justin Kim

Hi! I’m Justin, and I’m a third-year BIE student from Toronto, Ontario. I’m one of your BIE Peer Academic Advisors this year. If you need help with anything from degree planning to course selection, come by my office hours! I’m also available to help with first-year ECON courses. Looking forward to meeting you!

Office Hours:

  • April 12: 11-1pm (In-person)
  • April 19: 11-1pm (In-person)
  • April 26: 11am-12pm (Online)



Pranav Aatreya

Hi! I’m Pranav, a third-year BIE student and a Peer Academic Tutor. I’m happy to help with first- and second-year Math and Economics, and always happy to talk to you about upper-year courses (and my recommendations!). Feel free to drop by my office hours!

Office Hours:

  • April 18: 12-2pm (In-person)
  • April 19: 1-3pm (In-person)
  • April 20: 10-11am (online)



Shritanjay Bhatia

Hi, I am Shritanjay. I am in my final year of the BIE program. My journey at UBC includes taking part in research, being a part of the coop program, working as a teaching assistant and working at the Academic Advising office at VSE. As a BIE Academic tutor, I am here to help you through 100 level MATH courses, and 100, 200 and 300 level ECON and COEC courses. Feel free to drop by my office hours!

Office Hours:

  • April 11: 2:30-4:30pm (In-person)
  • April 12: 12-2pm (In-person)
  • April 13: 11am-12pm (online)