Media Relations

Our team conveys news and information about UBC to the public through the news media.

We use media relations, issues management and strategic communications to promote faculty research and institutional priorities and help position UBC as a global leader.

How do we support UBC?

We connect media to faculty experts at the university through our website and the UBC Experts Guide.  We cultivate relationships with journalists and share with them stories that highlight UBC’s strengths. When news has the potential to harm UBC’s reputation, we help the university prepare its public response.

In addition, we provide strategic communications advice and issues management to academic and administrative leaders.

While our team is based at UBC Vancouver, we work closely with our colleagues in the University Relations team at UBC Okanagan to enhance the reputation of the institution, its scholars and its leadership across Canada and beyond.

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Media Relations team members

Kurt Heinrich
Senior Director

Matthew Ramsey
Director of University Affairs

Thandi Fletcher
Senior Media Strategist

Peter Meiszner
Senior Digital Strategist

Clare Hamilton-Eddy
Director, Media Relations

Erik Rolfsen
Senior Media Relations Specialist

Lou Corpuz-Bosshart
Media Relations Specialist

Sachintha Wickramasinghe
Media Relations Specialist, on leave

Alex Walls
Media Relations Specialist

Collins Maina
Assistant Media Relations Specialist

Pearlie Davison
Administrative Coordinator

Lui Xia Lee
Marketing and Communications Assistant

Temidayo Olayide Ayodele-Oja
Work Learn Media Relations Assistant

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