Faculty & Staff


Joli Rumi Borah

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Forestry and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry

Email: joli.borah@ubc.ca

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Carol Ann Courneya

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine

Email: courneya@mail.ubc.ca

Phone: 604-822-8245


Cathryn Ellis

Senior Instructor, UBC Midwifery Program and PhD Candidate, SFU Global Health

Email: cathy.ellis@ubc.ca

Phone: 604-822-0352


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Honorary Research Associate at the Insitute of Asian Research, UBC

Email: marc.foggin@ucentralasia.org; marc.foggin@gmail.com


Michael J. Griffin

Assistant Professor, Classics and Philosophy

Email: michael.griffin@ubc.ca


Katherine Hacker

Assistant Professor (Emerita)
Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
Himalaya Program Curricula Development Coordinator

        Email: katherine.hacker@ubc.ca


Nina Hewitt

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Geography

Email: nina.hewitt@ubc.ca

Phone: 604-822-9178


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Videsh Kapoor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice
Director, Division of Global Health, Department of Family Practice
Global Health Theme Leader, UBC Medical Undergraduate Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine
Co-Founder, UBC Global Health Initiative


Elsie Lewison

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Email: elsie.lewison@ubc.ca



Anne Murphy

Associate Professor, Punjabi Language, Literature and Sikh Studies

Email: anne.murphy@ubc.ca

Phone: 604-822-5185


Fuyubi Nakamura

Curator, Asia, Museum of Anthropology and Associate Member of the Departments of Anthropology and Asian Studies

 Email: fuyubi.nakamura@ubc.ca 


Doug Ober

Research Associate, Centre for India & South Asia Research (CISAR), UBC

Email: douglasober.ubc@gmail.com


Kapil Dev Regmi

Lecturer, Department of Educational Studies, UBC

Email: kapil.regmi@alumni.ubc.ca


Jean-Francois (Mickey) Rostoker

BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Associate Clinical Professor/Family Practice/University of British Columbia/Vancouver/Canada
Assistant Clinical Professor/Family Medicine/University of Saskatchewan/Regina/Canada

Email: mrostoker@gmail.com

Phone: 306-539-9380

Adheesh Sathaye

Associate Professor, Sanskrit Literature and South Asian Folklore 

Email: adheesh.sathaye@ubc.ca

Phone: 604 822 5188


Dagmar Schwerk 

Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Studies
Himalaya Program Buddhist Communities Liaison

        Email: dagmar.schwerk@ubc.ca 



Tsering Shakya 

Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Research
Canada Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia
Himalaya Program Speaker Series & Language Program Coordinator
Himalaya Program Tibetan Community Liaison 

        Email: tshakya@mail.ubc.ca


Sara Shneiderman 

Associate Professor, Socio-Cultural Anthropology
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs/Institute of Asian Research
Himalaya Program Research & Outreach Coordinator 

Email: sara.shneiderman@ubc.ca


Ratna Shrestha

Lecturer, Vancouver School of Economics
Himalaya Program Nepali Community Liaison 

Email: Ratna.Shrestha@ubc.ca


Alex Trisoglio

Adjunct Professor (Leadership and Mindfulness), UBC Sauder School of Business

Email: alex.trisoglio@sauder.ubc.ca

Mark Turin 

Associate Professor, Linguistic Anthropology
First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Himalaya Program Advisor & Strategist 

        Email: mark.turin@ubc.ca



Ben Wood

Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies

Email: benjaminwood@langara.ca