Peer Advisers

Resources for students

The Peer Academic Advisers offer advice and access to resources to incoming graduate students and lively, collegial exchanges with students from many countries and backgrounds. The Peer Academic Adviser at the Doctoral level is a significant source of information and support for incoming PhD students. Her role as a community builder is unparalleled in the Department. The Peer Academic Adviser at the Master’s level is devoted to attending to the concerns and questions central to the experiences of master’s students in EDCP. They stay tuned into what goes into building and sustaining collegial relations amongst diverse participants in the Department. The Peer Advisers are available for support and questions with respect to:
  • Office space
  • Day-to-day UBC logistical questions
  • Technology resources
  • Writing, research, and assignment related questions
  • Relationships between students and their advisers
  • Relationships between students and other students
  • Adapting to life in Vancouver
Contact your Peer Advisers at

This year the team includes:

  • Peisen Ding
 (PhD Student)

Peisen Ding

  • Matthew Isherwood
 (PhD Student)

Matthew Isherwood

  • Philip Kimani Karangu
 (PhD Student)  

Philip Kimani Karangu

  • Jill Morris
 (PhD Student)

Jill Morris

  • Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
 (PhD Student)

Marzieh Mosavarzadeh

  • Kelly Dávila Vargas
 (MEd Student)

Kelly Dávila Vargas

  • Ran Xiang
 (PhD Student) officially begins her duties in January 2020

Ran Xiang