Staff

Karen Jew

Administrative Assistant | karen.jew (at) ubc.ca | 604 822 4688
Karen provides administrative support and assistance to the Director. She also processes appointments for Visiting and Honourary faculty, as well as Research Associates.

Marietta Lao

Administrative Manager | m.lao (at) ubc.ca | 604 822 2746
Marietta manages the Institute’s administration, budget, and policy and systems development. She also oversees the C.K. Choi Building’s facilities and infrastructure.

Tina Liu

Communications and Events Assistant | tina.liu (at) ubc.ca | 604 827 2392
Tina coordinates all IAR communication and events, as well as provides administrative support.

Yoko Nagao

Finance Assistant | yoko.nagao (at) ubc.ca | 604 822 2629
Yoko supports all finance-related matters for the Institute of Asian Research, as well as student appointments and human resources.

Kerry Ross

Manager, Graduate Program | kerry.ross (at) ubc.ca | 604 822 4571
Kerry manages the admissions and student services for the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program. She works with the Institute’s faculty, provides professional development for program students, and assists with special Institute projects.

Xiaofei Ying

Strategic Development and Partnership Manager | xiaofei.ying (at) ubc.ca | 604 822 1843
Xiaofei manages the Institute’s and its five regional research centres’ strategic events, partnerships, and media relations.

Helena Zhu

Knowledge Partnership Program Assistant | kpp.cd (at) ubc.ca | helena.zhu (at) ubc.ca | 604 822 2267
Helena supports Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP), working under program Director Dr. Kyung-Ae Park.