Meet the ES Connected committee

Sarah Chay

Unit: Undergraduate Admissions, Vancouver campus
Position:  Associate Admissions Advisor
Since: November 2018

Job Details: As an AAA,Sarah helps with the undergraduate admissions process at UBC by evaluating applications and personal profiles.

Vancouver Top 3: Hiking, rare snow days, saying hi to dogs at Spanish Banks.

Ashley Elchuk

Ashley Elchuk

Unit: HR & Learning and Engagment, SRSM, Vancouver campus
Position: HR Business Partner
Since: October 2015

Job Details: Ashley develops and delivers human resources and programs that support ES staff and the ES strategic plan. She also provides advice and support to managers and staff in the areas of HR policies and procedures, collective agreement interpretation, recruitment, job descriptions and classification, and salary administration.

Vancouver Top 3: Friends on patios, improv on Granville Island, and food in new restaurants!

Hilary Finch

Unit: Student Recruitment and Advising (SRA), Okanagan campus
Position: Associate Student Recruiter-Advisor
Since: May 2015

Job Details: As a Student Recruiter-Advisor, Hilary visits secondary schools in BC and across Canada to meet with prospective UBC students. She works with prospective students and provides them with information about undergraduate programs, admission requirements, campus life, and other student services offered on the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.

Okanagan Top 3: Hiking Knox Mountain, visiting the many (many) wineries, and fresh produce from the farmers’ market.


Melissa Kuipers

Unit: Student Support & Advising, Vancouver campus
Position: Associate Enrolment Services Professional
Since: October 2017

Job Details: As an AESP, Melissa’s role is to provide professional advice to students, including financial support, tuition, student records, registration, admissions, and domestic student recruitment, as well as effective referrals to partners across both campuses.

Vancouver Top 3: The local music community, kind of ok weather, coffee, and beeeeeeer!


Jordan Lee

Unit: Student Support & Advising (SSA), Vancouver Campus
Position: Enrolment Services Coordinator (ESC)
Since: September 2016

Job Details: As an ESC, Jordan’s main responsibilities include working on student sponsorship, part-time loans, and general support within Student Support & Advising.

Vancouver Top 3: Sushi, hiking, and relatively mild weather

Kristina Shen

Unit: Undergraduate Admissions, Vancouver Campus
Position: Admissions Coordinator
Since: November 2018

Job Details: Kristina works with the Canadian high school team to acknowledge applicants and ensure each application is complete and ready for evaluation. She also responds to student inquiries submitted to UBC and supports them in their application process.

Vancouver Top 3: The wide array of delicious food available in the city, dance studios, and the many interesting events that take place throughout the year.


Coby Thurmeier

Unit: HR & Learning and Engagement, SRSM, Vancouver campus
Position: Learning & Engagement Strategist
Since: August 2008

Job Details: Fostering connections across Vancouver & Okanagan, supporting internal communication, knowledge management, staff engagement and professional development.

Vancouver Top 3: Checking out new restaurants, (mostly) snow-free winters, and magnolia trees in bloom.


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