Heads, Directors & Chairs

View current Heads, Directors, and Chairs for all academic units and cultural venues within UBC Arts.


Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies Michael Griffin
Department of AnthropologyAlexia Bloch
Department of Art History, Visual Art and TheoryDana Claxton
Department of Asian StudiesBruce Rusk (Acting)
Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European StudiesDavid Gramling
Department of English Language and LiteraturesPatricia Badir
Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Anne Salamon
Department of GeographyGeraldine Pratt
Department of HistoryBonnie Effros
Department of LinguisticsCarla Hudson Kam
Department of PhilosophyJonathan Ichikawa
Department of Political ScienceAlan Jacobs
Department of PsychologyGeoffrey Hall
Department of SociologyCatherine Corrigall-Brown
Department of Theatre and FilmAnthony Shelton (Acting)


School of Creative WritingAnnabel Lyon
iSchool: School of InformationErik Kwakkel
School of Journalism, Writing, and Media Kamal AlSolaylee
School of MusicT. Patrick Carrabré
School of Public Policy and Global AffairsAllison Macfarlane
School of Social WorkLea Caragata
Vancouver School of EconomicsKevin Milligan


Institute Director
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social JusticeLeonora Angeles
Institute for Critical Indigenous StudiesBernard Perley

Programs and Interdisciplinary Programs

Programs and Interdisciplinary Programs Chair
First Year & Interdisciplinary ProgramsJason Lieblang, Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Arts OneJoy Dixon, History
African Studies Minor Suzanne James, English Language and Literatures
Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies MinorChristopher Lee, English Language and Literatures
Bachelor of Media Studies Richard Arias Hernandez, School of Information
Canadian Studies ProgramBradley Miller, History
Children’s Literature (MA) ProgramRichard Gooding, English Language and Literatures
Cognitive Systems ProgramChristopher Mole, Philosophy
Coordinated Arts Program (CAP)Moberley Luger, English Language and Literatures
Environment and Society MinorDavid Tindall, Sociology
Health and Society MinorMark Lam, Psychology
Interdisciplinary StudiesClayton Ashton, Asian Studies
International Relations ProgramJessica Wang, History and Jenny Peterson, Political Science (Co-Chairs)
Jewish Studies MinorGregg Gardner, CNERS
Language Sciences InitiativeBryan Gick, Linguistics
Latin American Studies ProgramBanjamin Bryce, History
Law and Society ProgramCarole Blackburn, Anthropology
Medieval Studies ProgramSara Ann Knutson, History
Middle East Studies minor ProgramPheroze Unwalla, History
Modern European StudiesBozena Karwowska, CENES
Program in ReligionSabina Magliocco, Anthropology
Sciences Po Dual Degree ProgramTara Mayer, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice
Science Technology Studies ProgramAlan Richardson, Philosophy and Robert Brain, History

Arts & Culture Venues

AHVA Gallery at the Audain Art CentrePhillip McCrum and Karice Mitchell (Co-chairs)
Morris and Helen Belkin Art GalleryMelanie O'Brian (Acting Director/Curator)
Museum of AnthropologySusan Rowley (Acting Director)
Chan Centre for the Performing ArtsT. Patrick Carrabré (Director)
Frederic Wood TheatreStephen Heatley (Director)
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