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Meet the ICS team

The International Centre for Students (ICS) is a centralized team providing international services, information and programs for undergraduate and graduate students from pre-arrival to degree completion.

International Student Advising

Our International Student Advisers are regulated immigration practitioners who can provide advice about Canadian immigration documents, and can explain how UVic policies relate to your international student status.

Our Frontline Advisers and Settlement Adviser can provide guidance on topics such as health insurance, housing, banking, and more. 

If you have questions, our ways to contact us page has information on how to connect.

Brenda Martinez

Brenda Martinez

Frontline Adviser International Student Advising

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

Renata Lutz

Renata Lutz

Frontline Adviser International Student Advising

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

Mayah Stratton

Mayah Stratton

Settlement Adviser International Student Advising

Amy Chen

Amy Chen

International Student Adviser International Student Advising

Sonam Dema

Sonam Dema

International Student Adviser International Student Advising

Sara Moshel-Mandel

Sara Mosher-Mandel

International Student Adviser International Student Advising

Olivia Zhao

Olivia Zhao

International Student Adviser International Student Advising

Jean Lomas

Jean Lomas

Manager International Student Advising

International Exchange Program

The Exchange team coordinates and supports student exchanges, incoming and outgoing, for undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences, with over 70 partner universities in 20 countries around the world.

Kiran Patel

Kiran Patel

Adviser International Exchange Program

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

Christian Bergmeister

Christian Bergmeister

Adviser International Exchange Program

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

Ruth Wax

Ruth Wax

Manager, Education Abroad International Exchange Program

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

UVic Global Community

The Global Community team facilitates many programs that provide opportunities and create space for international and domestic students, staff and faculty to foster intercultural connections and friendships, celebrate diversity, share perspectives, and cultivate an inclusive and globally minded campus. 

Cecilia Rose

Cecilia Rose

Adviser UVic Global Community

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

Theresa Lundy

Theresa Lundy

Adviser UVic Global Community

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

Natalie Crawford

Natalie Crawford

Program Assistant International Centre for Students

Office: JCC B202d 250-721-6361

ICS Leadership

Tricia Best

Tricia Best

Director International Centre for Students

250-721-6361

Carmencita Duna

Carmencita Duna

Associate Director International Centre for Students

250-721-6361