Professor in Residence

Professor in Residence

The Professor in Residence program offers you the opportunity to connect with a professor outside of the classroom.

The Professor in Residence is committed to:

  • offering weekly drop-in hours to answer questions
  • being present in the community
  • attending residence events and programs
  • helping make professors more approachable for students

Additionally they offer a diverse range of engaging programs on topics related to wellbeing, academic success and more. Check out the residence events calendar to see what’s coming up.

Meet your Professor in Residence

Katharine Huemoeller
Field of study: Ancient Roman history

Contact Katharine
Do you have questions about how to make the most of your classes? How to approach professors and TAs? How to study effectively? How to get engaged in your department or faculty? How to absorb lectures? Contact your Prof-in-Residence!

Office Hours: 6:30 pm–7:30 pm on Wednesdays in Totem Commonsblock

Hi, I’m Kat! I teach ancient history here at UBC in the Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies in the Faculty of Arts. I work on really old stuff—2,000 years old—but the themes in my writing and teaching resonate today: gender, sexuality, law, and reproductive (in)justice. Some of my favourite subjects include: writing, the detective work of research, and experiential learning (like archaeology digs).

I live in residence with my husband James, an architect, and our two young kids, Irene and Willa. You’ll probably see (and hear) us chasing them through the Commonsblock, biking around campus, and juggling books, skis, and soccer balls. Stop and say hi! We love to talk with students about where they call home, what they are studying at UBC, and all that there is to explore on campus and in BC.

I am thrilled to be a Professor-in-Residence at Totem Park and I look forward to supporting Totem students’ intellectual explorations, in the classroom and in residence!

Read more about the Professor in Residence program from a former Prof-in-residence.