Your IPS Team

International Student Advising

International Student Advisors can assist you with questions about medical insurance and your transition to UBC's Okanagan campus. If you experience any difficulties navigating UBC's Okanagan campus system or any other, please drop by or make an appointment to speak privately with one of the advisors: 

Name Title Office Email
Leah Sanford Manager UNC 227 ips.ubco@ubc.ca
Philipp Reichert Coordinator Immigration Advising / Advisor UNC 227 ips.ubco@ubc.ca
Saher Ahmed International Student Advisor UNC 227 ips.ubco@ubc.ca

Meet Our Team

Leah Sanford

Manager, International Programs and Services 

Leah is pleased to welcome you to UBC’s Okanagan Campus. She has been a part of the UBC community since 2010 and has called Okanagan home for the past few years. Prior to moving to Kelowna, Leah completed her MA in International and Intercultural Communication, was fortunate to live in over 5 countries and travel to 20 more, and was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC. As Manager of International Programs and Services, Leah wishes you good luck in your academic career at UBC and hopes you will stop by anytime to say hello!

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Philipp Reichert

Coordinator Immigration Advising / Advisor

Philipp Reichert has worked with International Programs & Services at UBC's Okanagan campus since 2012.  Previously, he was the Registrar Officer for the International and Executive MBA programmes at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. Philipp was born in Germany and has grown up moving internationally and attended schools/universities in Germany, USA, Canada and the Netherlands. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands and a Bachelor’s in Political Science & History from UBC.  Philipp wishes you all the best in your studies at UBC and hopes that you stop by the office for any questions you may have or just for a chat.

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Saher Ahmed

International Student Advisor

Saher Ahmed is an International Student Advisor for International Programs & Services at UBC Okanagan. Saher holds a Master's degree in Women's and Gender Studies from Carleton University in which she has specialized in migration, diaspora, and intercultural policy.  She also completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Gender Studies from the University of Victoria. Saher is passionate about meeting and interacting with students from all over the world. She wishes you a successful academic year and is looking forward to meeting you at International Program and Services.

 

 

Saher Ahmed

 


nternational Student Advisor

 

Carrie Karsgaard holds a Master's degree in literature and religion from Regent College, and she is nearing completion of another Master's degree from UBC on global citizenship education and educational and representation aspects of international engagement. Her background in education, diversity, cross-cultural conceptions and reconciliation brings a great asset to the International Programs and Services team. She is excited to see UBC students thrive in their programs and their lives outside of classes and would love for you to visit her in in the Fipke Centre anytime

Carrie

 

nternational Student Advisor

 

Carrie Karsgaard holds a Master's degree in literature and religion from Regent College, and she is nearing completion of another Master's degree from UBC on global citizenship education and educational and representation aspects of international engagement. Her background in education, diversity, cross-cultural conceptions and reconciliation brings a great asset to the International Programs and Services team. She is excited to see UBC students thrive in their programs and their lives outside of classes and would love for you to visit her in in the Fipke Centre anytime

Carrie

 

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