The purpose of the Graduate Community Facilitator role is to enhance the student experience for all current graduate students. Our Graduate Community Facilitators work to support students by:

  • welcoming new students;
  • connecting grad students with their peers;
  • planning fun events and activities;
  • increasing student engagement opportunities;
  • creating a graduate community.

Connect with your Graduate Community Facilitators by emailing

Meet Your Community Facilitators


Nadhiyya Shabir

Nadhiyya is in her first year of master’s in health and exercise sciences. She is from Toronto and is excited to explore the Okanagan and everything it has to offer. This year, as a graduate facilitator, Nadhiyya is focused on planning events that bring grad students from all faculties together and also provide support on issues faced by them such as student housing. Nadhiyya is looking forward to an exciting year with more in person events!


Aswathy Kumanan

Starting September 2022…

After recently completing her Bachelor of Human Kinetics here at UBC Okanagan, Aswathy will be starting her Master’s with the School of Social Work. She can’t wait to start planning events and activities. With a safe in person plan in place, Aswathy is very excited to meet and engage with all the members of the graduate community!