Important note to students taking PHYS/ASTR courses in fall 2020:

All Physics/Astronomy lectures and labs will be given online next semester (September-December 2020); none will be given in person. With the exception of students who have already been cleared to do project work in a lab, there is no academic reason for any student in an undergraduate physics or astronomy course to come to campus or be in Vancouver. Upper-level courses given by other departments may be delivered face-to-face; students should check in each case.

Contacts & Advising

Please do not send your email to multiple advisors at once. Someone will get back to you with your inquires or will forward your email on to another appropriate advisor if your email was sent to the wrong person. Please be patient after sending your email, but do follow up with another email if you don't hear back within a week.

For other departmental contacts, visit the following pages:

Program & Registration Enquiries

For course registration or program enquiries, please email the appropriate person below:

Position Contact Information Location
Registration and Advising in PHYS 1xx Courses:
Registration Inquiry Contact

Registration FAQ


*Note: Please do NOT email requests for section changes. There is a "Request for Section Change" form for PHYS 100/131/117/118/119/157/158/159/170.

Engineering Physics Program and Courses More Information
Eng. Phys. Program Coordinator Eileen Campbell
(604) 822-6451

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All Other UNDERGRADUATE PHYS & ASTR Programs and Courses:
Interim Undergraduate Program Coordinator Kirsty Dickson
(604) 822-3026

UBC Students: Please provide your student # if you leave a voicemail.

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GRADUATE Program (including PHYS & ASTR 5xx and 6xx Courses)
Graduate Program Coordinator Oliva Dela Cruz-Cordero
(604) 822-4245

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Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Advisors

To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please contact the appropriate person below:

Position Contact Information
Undergraduate 1st Year Physics Advisor Dr. James Charbonneau
Undergraduate 2nd Year Physics Advisor Dr. Janis McKenna
Undergraduate 3rd & 4th Year Physics Advisor Dr. Janis McKenna
Undergraduate Biophysics Advisor (all year levels) Dr. Vesna Sossi
Undergraduate Astronomy Advisor (all year levels) Dr. Ingrid Stairs
For all other undergraduate program matters, please contact:
Undergraduate Chair Dr. Chris Waltham

Physics and Astronomy Graduate Program Chairs/Advisors

Position Contact Information
Graduate Program Chair and Graduate Advisor Dr. Gary Hinshaw

Graduate Admission Chair Dr. Jeremy Heyl
Graduate Awards Chair Dr. Ariel Zhitnitsky
Medical Physics Program Advisor Dr. Stefan Reinsberg

Graduate Program Coordinator Ms. Oliva dela Cruz-Cordero