Prospective students

See Careers or Degrees pages to gain some ideas about what you can expect in our courses and degree specializations.

Academic advising for current students

  Note that most advisors are not available on a drop-in basis. E-mail your advisor to book an appointment.

This page is primarily for undergraduate students. If you are a current graduate student in EOAS please see your graduate academic supervisor for advice. Prospective graduate students will find information under this website’s “GRADS” main menu. Or contact the Graduate Program Coordinator: Alicia Warkentin: gradsec@eos.ubc.ca.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

For inquiries related to course registration, field school payment, and undergraduate programs in general, contact:

Ian Ayeras: ugradsec@eoas.ubc.ca

Undergraduate Advising

For inquiries related to course choices and prerequisites, degree requirements, academic mentoring and career planning, contact your program advisor below.

Program

Subset

Advisor

Contact

Atmospheric Sciences

 

Phil Austin

paustin@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS South 157
604.822.2175

Environmental Sciences

Students A – H

Michael Lipsen

mlipsen@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS South 161
604.827.1578

 

Students I – Z

Kristin Orians

korians@eoas.ubc.ca
ESB 3055
604.822.6571

EOS Majors and Minors

ALL MAJ/MIN

Lori Kennedy

lkennedy@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS 259
604.822.1811

 

ALL MAJ/MIN

Joel Saylor

jsaylor@eoas.ubc.ca
EOSS 362
604.827.6871

Geological Engineering

ALL GEOE

Erik Eberhardt

 

erik@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS South 251
604.827.5573

 

ALL GEOE

Scott McDougall

smcdouga@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS South 255
604.827.3864

 

ALL GEOE

Susan Hollingshead

shollingshead@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS-South 252
604.827.1460

Geology

Majors

James Scoates

jscoates@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS South 352
604.822.3667

 

Honours

Kenneth Hickey

khickey@eoas.ubc.ca
ESB 5199
778.384.7074

Geophysics

ALL GEOP

Michael Bostock

bostock@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS South 351
604.822.2082

 

ALL GEOP

Christian Schoof

cschoof@eoas.ubc.ca
EOS 356
604.822.6482

Oceanography

ALL OCGY

Maite Maldonado

mmaldonado@eoas.ubc.ca
ESB 2067
604.822.4198

 

ALL OCGY

Kristin Orians

korians@eoas.ubc.ca
ESB 3055
604.822.6571

 

ALL OCGY

Stephanie Waterman

swaterman@eoas.ubc.ca
ESB 3053
604.827.2665

Financial, personal, GoGlobal and other advice for undergraduates

  • The Scholarships and Awards page provides up to date details about financial Assistance, including awards, scholarships, undergraduate research support and travel funding.
  • Careers in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric disciplines.
  • Go Global programs enable UBC students to travel abroad to study, conduct research, or take a course overseas with UBC students and professors. This linked page describes: >Virtual Go Global programs, >Exchange programs, >Global experiences >Coming to UBC to study abroad, and >Safety Abroad.

Professional Registration

Practicing geoscientists, engineers, and biologists are legally-recognized professionals in British Columbia and other Canadian provinces and territories who must be registered.

The Geological Engineering Program at UBC is officially accredited by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the province of BC, known as Professional Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) such that all BASc graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Professional Engineers (PEng). Professional Engineers begin as Engineers in Training (EIT). Some Geological Engineering students take additional science courses which enable them to qualify for a dual registration as both PEng and PGeo.

No university geoscience programs automatically lead to accreditation. However, EGBC provides syllabi that detail the minimum course requirements for eligibility to register as a Professional Geoscientist (PGeo).

  • With course choices in alignment with the Environmental Geoscience syllabus, students in the Land, Air and Water area of concentration in the Environmental Science specialization are eligible to apply.
  • Students in the Geological Science specialization, Geophysics specialization, and Geological Engineering program should follow the Geoscience syllabus to be eligible to apply.

No EOAS degree options automatically lead to accreditation as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio). However, students who take certain electives within the Ecology and Conservation area of concentration of the Environmental Sciences specialization may apply for membership in the College of Applied Biology as an RPBio. Consult the College of Applied Biology for eligibility requirements.

General advice and support

Information elsewhere on the EOAS website:

  • Safety under the EOAS website’s “About” menu.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion under the EOAS website’s “About” menu.
  • Regarding climate change, those concerned about or interested in climate change, and/or keen to find like-minded undergrad & graduate students as well as faculty and staff, explore the EOAS website’s “Climate Emergency” section.

Academic advice for science students including:

  • Guide for first year students,
  • Guide for transfer students,
  • choosing courses for first year,
  • choosing a program specialization,
  • Degree Navigator (Check your specialization requirements),
  • Preparing to Graduate.

What if I failed a course?

Personal help and support, via the Faculty of Science advice and support page:

Degree option forms, applications and permission letters

Faculty of Science student resources, including these topics:

  • Academic Support
  • Accommodation
  • Awards & Finances
  • Career & Experience
  • Community
  • Degree Planning
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Indigenous Students
  • International Students
  • Mentoring
  • Research

“Student support and resources: Find one-on-one help or explore available resources available to you.”

All the following are linked on this one page at https://students.ubc.ca/support.

  • UBC campus and community services
    • Security
    • Libraries
    • Bookstore
    • Housing
    • Food services
    • Parking
    • First Nations House of Learning
    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Chaplains
    • UBC Ombuds Office (Provides confidential and impartial support if you are seeking help in navigating UBC policies and processes, or are unsure where to start with a fairness concern.)
  • Academics
  • Money
  • Immigration
  • Health
  • Career
  • Sexual assault support