Graduate Student Advisory Group

Purpose

The Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Advisory Group (formerly the Graduate Student Committee) is comprised of student representatives from each graduate program within the Faculty of Medicine and chaired by the Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. The purpose of the Graduate Student Advisory Group is to:

  1. Meet several times per year in order to discuss issues directly related to graduate students, as well as to develop graduate student focused initiatives;
  2. On occasion, serve as graduate student representatives on scholarship adjudication committees or other committees within the Faculty of Medicine;
  3. Oversee the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Initiative Fund;
  4. Oversee peer adjudication for Building the Future: Faculty of Medicine Research Trainee Day & Lecture Series.

Composition

Ex Officio:

  • Assistant Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education (Chair)
  • Graduate & Postdoctoral Research Coordinator

Appointed:

  • Audiology and Speech Therapy – AJ Hildebrand
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – Kathleen Kolehmainen
  • Biomedical Engineering – Roza Ghaemi
  • Cell and Developmental Biology – Jigyasa Verma
  • Experimental Medicine – Kiana Yau
  • Genetic Counselling – Brittany Gillies
  • Health Administration – Vacant
  • Health Sciences – Arshjot Buttar
  • Interdisciplinary Oncology – Erin Marshall
    MD/PhD Program – Wissam Nassrallah
  • Medical Genetics – Jessica Pilsworth
  • Neuroscience – Amanda Cheung
  • Occupational and Environmental Hygiene – Vacant
  • Occupational Therapy – Lon Forsyth
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Tim Xue
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics – Desmond Fung
  • Physical Therapy – Amanda Serek
  • Population and Public Health – Vacant
  • Public Health – Vacant
  • Rehabilitation Sciences – Jennifer Ferris
  • Reproductive and Developmental Sciences – Lindsay Richter
  • Surgery – Vacant

Appointment Process & Term

Committee members are selected by their graduate program and typically serve for one year, with the ability to renew their position.

Contact

If you have any questions about the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Advisory Group, please contact the Graduate & Postdoctoral Research Coordinator at med.research@ubc.ca.