UBC Arts brings together diverse members of the faculty in committees to advance a wide variety of initiatives, including the Curriculum Committee and the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure.

Curriculum Committee


  • Catherine Rawn, Psychology

Curriculum Manager

  • Heidi May, Arts Curriculum Development


  • Stefania Burk, Asian Studies, Associate Dean Academic ex officio
  • Janice Stewart, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice
  • Annabel Lyon, Creative Writing Program
  • Jason Lieblang, Central, Eastern, & Northern European studies
  • Hotze Rullman, Linguistics
  • Library: Keith Bunnell ex officio 
  • Arts Advising: Nancy Campbell ex officio

Consultation requests from other faculties can be sent to

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Promotion and Tenure


  • Gage Averill, Dean of Arts


  • Recording Secretary: Gillian Creese, Associate Dean, Faculty and Equity
  • Trevor Barnes, Professor, Department of Geography (appointed; 2019-2020)
  • Jennifer Berdahl, Professor, Department of Sociology (appointed; 2019-2020)
  • Corey Hamm, Professor, School of Music (elected; 2018-2020)
  • Carla Hudson Kam, Professor, Department of Linguistics (elected; 2019-2021)
  • Tina Loo, Professor, Department of History (elected; 2018-2020)
  • Margaret Schabas, Professor, Department of Philosophy (appointed; 2019-2020, Term 1)
  • Tom Scholte, Professor, Department of Theatre and Film (elected; 2019-2021)
  • Sandra Tomc, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures (appointed; 2019-2020)

Faculty Council Meeting Representatives

Graduate Council Representatives

  • Mark Swetz
  • Dorothee Leesing
  • Sarah Lachance

Faculty Representatives from the Faculty of Arts to Other Faculties

  • TBA

Faculty Representatives from Other Faculties to the Faculty of Arts

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw
  • Medicine: Dr. Sarah de Leeuw
  • Land and Food System: Dr. Jim Vercammen
  • Applied Science: Dr. Carol Jaeger
  • Education: Dr. Leah Macfadyen
  • Forestry: TBA
  • Dentistry: TBA
  • Science: TBA

Elected Student Representatives

  • President: Kat Aquino
  • VP Academic: Kana Saarni
  • 1st Year: Lawrence Liu (FoA Council Representative)
  • 2nd Year: Emmanuel Cantiller
  • 3rd Year: Punya Bhargava
  • 4th Year: Awais Quadre
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