Dr. Ryan Deschambault

Assistant Professor of Teaching (Grant-tenure track)

Academic Director, UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs

For Contact:     ryan.deschambault@ubc.ca 604–822–9125 
Room #330 – 6460 Agronomy Road

Research and teaching areas:  English as an additional language,  International issues/perspectives.

Our programs are designed to provide students with a challenging academic experience while being immersed in a multicultural setting at a world class university. With small classes and trained instructors we are pleased to offer unique learning opportunities to help our students in their English language development.

Dr. Nasrin Kowkabi


Academic Coordinator, UBC – Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program

For contact:   nasrin.kowkabi@ubc.ca PCN 3027 English, Persian/فارسی
 Research and teaching areas:  Critical literacies/pedagogies, English as an additional language, Instructional approaches

International issues/perspectives, Language Assessment, Language Ideologies, Online pedagogies

Second language reading and writing


Sheri Wenman, Program Manager



As Program Manager, for 33 years, it has been my pleasure to help guide students to supports and services on and off campus.  Our team is located in Room 333 of UBC Ritsumeikan Residence.

My position is to support students, staff and instructors that are participating in the UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs.  I am a 35 year employee of U.B.C.

Sheri Wenman, Program Manager
Tel: 604-822-9511 – E-mail: sheri.wenman@ubc.ca

Welcome from Ritsumeikan, Kyoto Office, Konnichiwa!

Ritsumeikan University will remain connected to their cohort during each academic year abroad.

You can connect to Ritsumeikan campuses, departments and administrators in Japan.

Please send your email during the academic year to:

(Yuta Mitsuzumi) and Mao Ando  Email: rits-ubc@st.ritsumei.ac.jp