UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education - The Team Approach to Learning

Our Team

Kristina Hiemstra

Kristina Hiemstra, Director, has been with Interprofessional for nine years. She grew up in Sweden and holds a Bachelor of Adult Education from Linköping University. In advance of working for the University of British Columbia she was with the Burnaby Board of Trade. Kristina enjoys most sports including skiing, hiking and volleyball. She also loves traveling.

Katia Despot (Selezeneva)
Senior Education Manager

Katia was born and raised in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and moved to Canada in 2002. She graduated from the UBC Sauder School of Business specializing in Human Resource Management. Katia loves traveling and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys practicing yoga, reading and swimming.

Jo Nam
Senior Education Manager

Jo initially joined the IP team as a UBC Sauder School of Business co-op student, and has returned for a full-time position. She has a major in Business and a minor in Philosophy, all at UBC. She likes to read a lot and listen to music.

Cris Ohno
Financial Processing Specialist

Born in the Philippines, Cris grew up most of her life in Canada. Her family consists of a husband, two grown up daughters & a mini dashchund. Cris enjoys walking, playing volleyball, gardening, watching her family play hockey and spending time with families.

Sandeep Gill
Program Assistant

Sandeep was born and raised in the Lower Mainland and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Langara College. After graduation, Sandeep spent a couple of years in the fund development world of non-profits before taking on this position. She likes to cook, is a bit of a homebody, and loves dogs. She has a 7-year-old German Shepherd named Arko.

Kathryn Booth
Program Assistant

Kathryn was born and raised in Calgary, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Carleton University in Ottawa, before moving to Vancouver in 2013. When not at work she spends her time reading, catching up on TV, and cooking (or baking) for her eternally grateful friends.

Stephanie Lai
Marketing Coordinator

Stephanie started working with IP as a co-op student and returned to the team after graduating from UBC with a Marketing major. She was born in Hong Kong and her family moved to the land of maple syrup just in time for kindergarten. She likes reading, playing piano, and going on bike rides.


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UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
105-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.827.3112
Fax: 604.822.4835
E-mail: katia.ipce@ubc.ca

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