Heads, Directors & Chairs

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


Department of Anthropology Alexia Bloch (Head)
Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory Dana Claxton (Head)
Department of Asian Studies Ross King (Head)
Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies Geoffrey Winthrop-Young (Head)
Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies Leanne Bablitz (Head)
Department of English Language and Literatures Patricia Badir (Head)
Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Joël Castonguay-Bélanger (Head)
Department of Geography Geraldine Pratt (Head)
Department of History Eagle Glassheim (Head)
Department of Linguistics Bryan Gick (Head)
Department of Philosophy Matt Bedke (Head)
Department of Political Science Richard Price (Head)
Department of Psychology Geoffrey Hall (Head)
Department of Sociology Guy Stecklov (Head)
Department of Theatre and Film Stephen Heatley (Head)



Vancouver School of Economics Patrick Francois (Director)
UBC School of Journalism Alfred Hermida (Director)
iSchool: School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies Luanne Freund (Director)
School of Music T. Patrick Carrabré (Director)
School of Public Policy and Global Affairs Max Cameron (Director pro tem)
School of Social Work Donna Baines (Director)



Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice Janice Stewart (Acting Director)
Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies Dory Nason (Acting Director)



Creative Writing Program Alix Ohlin (Chair)
First-Year Programs & Interdisciplinary Programs Laurie McNeill (Chair)


Interdisciplinary Programs

African Studies Minor  Suzanne James, English Language and Literatures (Chair)
Arts Studies in Research and Writing (ASRW) Laurie McNeill, English Language and Literatures (Chair)
Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Minor (ACAM) Christopher Lee, English Language and Literatures (Chair)
Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS)  Christina D’Onofrio, Art History, Visual Art and Theory (Chair)
Canadian Studies Program Michel Ducharme, History (Chair)
Children’s Literature (MA) Program Richard Gooding, English Language and Literatures (Chair)
Cognitive Systems Program Christopher Mole, Philosophy (Chair)
Environment & Society Minor David Tindall, Sociology (Chair)
Health & Society Minor Mark Lam, Psychology (Chair)
Interdisciplinary Studies BA Clayton Ashton, Asian Studies (Chair)
International Relations Program Jessica Wang, History and Lisa Sundstrom, Political Science (Co-Chairs)
Latin American Studies Program Alessandra Santos, French, Hispanic & Italian Studies (Chair)
Law & Society Program Renisa Mawani, Sociology (Chair)
Medieval Studies Program Courtney Booker, History and John Christopoulos, History (Co-Chairs)
Religion, Literature, and the Arts Sabina Magliocco, Anthropology (Chair)
Sciences Po Dual Degree Program Tara Mayer, History (Chair)


Arts & Culture Venues

AHVA Gallery at the Audain Centre Barrie Jones (Acting Director)
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Scott Watson (Director), Lorna Brown (Associate Director and Curator)
Museum of Anthropology Anthony Shelton (Director)
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Joyce Hinton and Cameron McGill (Co-Managing Directors)


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