Graduate and Postdoctoral Education (GPE) Office


Wendy Robinson Head ShotDr. Wendy Robinson
Assistant Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education
Faculty of Medicine
Phone: 604-875-3229

Dr. Robinson is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC and a Senior Scientist at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR).  She completed her undergraduate studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon followed by a PhD in Genetics from the University of California at Berkeley specializing in population genetics and genetic epidemiology.  She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical Genetics Institute at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Since joining UBC, Dr. Robinson has been actively involved in undergraduate and graduate teaching, which has been recognized by Departmental and Killam teaching awards. At the BCCHR, she has served as Director of the Reproduction & Healthy Pregnancy Research Cluster and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee.  Her main research interests involve the genetic and epigenetic aspects of reproduction and early human development. In her role as Assistant Dean, Dr. Robinson’s key responsibilities include the creation of a strategic plan to ensure excellence in training and mentoring of Faculty of Medicine graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at all geographic sites, as well as facilitating a supportive learning and research environment with opportunities for students, graduate advisors and supervisors across programs.

Heather Muckart
Graduate & Postdoctoral Research Coordinator
Faculty of Medicine
Phone: 604-822-8633

Lisa Ritland
Graduate & Postdoctoral Research Coordinator
Faculty of Medicine
Phone: 604-822-8667

Graduate Programs Contacts

Audiology and Speech Sciences (MSc, PhD)
Advisor: Dr. Stefka Marinova-Todd
Program Assistant: Winnie Wong

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSc, PhD)
Advisor: Dr. Leanne Howe
Program Coordinator: Doris Metcalf

Biomedical Engineering (MEng, MASc, PhD)
Director: Dr. Karen Cheung​
Program Coordinator: Michelle Lee

Cell and Developmental Biology (MSc, PhD)
Director: Dr. Cal Roskelley
Program Coordinator: Cyndi Liu

Experimental Medicine (MSc, PhD)
Director: Dr. Tricia Tang
Program Assistant: Virginia Grosman

Genetic Counselling (MSc)
Advisor: Dr. Jehannine Austin
Program Assistant: Courtnae Cameron​

Global Surgical Care (MGSc)
Director: Dr. Brian Westerberg
Program Manager: Elenor Ball-Banting

Health Administration (MHA)
Advisor: Dr. Nick Bansback
Program Coordinator: Jenny Li​

Health Sciences (MHSc)
Director: Dr. Martin Schechter
Program Coordinator:​

Interdisciplinary Oncology (MSc, PhD)
Co-Directors: Dr. Kevin Bennewith and Dr. Wan Lam
Program Administrator: Sharon Ruschkowski

MD/PhD Program (MD/PhD)
Director: Dr. Torsten Nielsen
Program Administrator: Jane Lee​

Medical Genetics (MSc, PhD)
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Lorincz
Program Assistant: Cheryl Bishop

Neuroscience (MSc, PhD)
Advisor: Dr. Liisa Galea
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Campbell​

Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Director: Dr. Liisa Holsti
Student Services Manager: David Tsukada

Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSc)
Director: Dr. Karen Bartlett
Program Coordinator: Megan Wurster

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc, PhD)
Advisor: Dr. Dana Devine
Program Coordinator: Heather Cheadle

Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MSc, PhD)
Advisor: Dr. Sastry Bhagavatula
Program Secretary: Wynne Leung

Physical Therapy (MPT, PhD)
Director: Dr. Alison Greig​
Student Services Officer: Sheila Williamson

Population and Public Health (MSc, PhD)
Interim Advisor: Dr. Susan Cox​
Program Manager: Emily Vangulik

Public Health (MPH)
Director: Dr. Paul Kershaw
Program Manager:

Rehabilitation Sciences (MRSc, MSc, PhD)
Advisor (MSc, PhD): Dr. Michael Hunt
Advisor (MRSc): Dr. Tal Jarus
Program Assistant: Anny Shen

Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (MSc, PhD)
Advisors: Dr. Alex Beristain​ and Dr. Paul Yong
Program Assistant: Natalie Twohey​

Surgery (MSc)
Advisor: Dr. Alice Mui​