Department Administration Office Staffing Update


Dear Department Members,

We are delighted to announce that Margaret Koshi has accepted the position of Manager, Communications and Partnerships in the Department Administration team, effective August 30, 2019. Prior to Margaret’s new role, she was the Assistant Human Resources Manager, Faculty Appointments where she had provided exceptional support to our faculty members. In Margaret’s new role, she will continue to work closely with all Department members and support the Department and Institute of Mental Health (IMH). Margaret’s new responsibilities include developing and implementing internal and external communication initiatives, writing letters/reports/newsletters, updating & maintaining the Department website and social media content, and supporting the Department in partnership engagements with internal and external stakeholders. You can continue to reach Margaret at and 604-822-2142. For feedback regarding the Department website and content to be posted in our website and Communications Bulletin, please send correspondence to . This email is being monitored by Margaret.

As Margaret moves into her new role, Amity Chiang, Assistant HR Manager, will be taking on supporting the faculty appointments portfolio. Amity has been supporting non-faculty HR for a number of years and has done an amazing job supporting Department members. Amity is excited about taking on the support for Faculty appointments and she will continue to support both Faculty & Non-Faculty portfolios. Amity can be reached at and 604-822-7315.

Another exciting addition to the Department Administration team is that Rachel Schweikert has taken on the position as the Administrative Assistant to the Department Head, effective August 30, 2019. Rachel initially joined the Department as a temporary staff member from Hiring Solutions, and we are very pleased that she has now moved into the role of Administrative Assistant to the Department Head on a permanent basis. Rachel can be reached at and 604-822-7310.

Please join me in congratulating Margaret and Rachel as we welcome them to these new roles!

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.



Vicky Yau
Director, Administration
Faculty of Medicine | Department of Psychiatry
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
2255 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 2A1 Canada
Phone 604 822 7313 | Fax 604 822 7756