Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean provides strategic leadership while supporting departments, schools, and other units in achieving the faculty’s academic mission.


Dean

Dr. Gage Averill
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 3751
gage.averill@ubc.ca

  • Strategic leadership and overall administration of the faculty (budget, human resources, programs/curriculum, fundraising, etc.)
  • Ensuring productive relationships with other faculties as well as the university administration, government, public, and professional constituencies
  • Promoting excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly contributions throughout the faculty
    Appointing unit heads, and supporting them in attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff
  • Playing a leadership role in the university’s fundraising initiatives

Ivy Ko
Manager, Faculty Affairs
604 827 0034
ivy.ko@ubc.ca

Candace Brown
Executive Assistant to the Dean
604 822 0124
sec.dean@ubc.ca


Faculty

Gillian Creese, UBC Faculty of Arts' Dean's Office

Dr. Gillian Creese
Associate Dean, Faculty
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 6703
gillian.creese@ubc.ca

  • Faculty and head/director searches
  • Orientation and mentoring programs for new faculty and heads/directors
  • Promotion, tenure, and reappointment reviews
  • Faculty retention, spousal appointments, leaves, retirements, resignations
  • Merit and PSA reviews, faculty grievances, policies, and Faculty of Arts Council meetings
  • Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within the faculty

Margaret Tom-Wing
Manager, Promotion & Tenure
604 822 2911
margaret.tom-wing@ubc.ca

Caroline Chadderdon
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Faculty
604 822 9598
artsadmin.faculty@ubc.ca


Academic

Stefania Burk, UBC Faculty of Arts' Dean's Office

Dr. Stefania Burk
Associate Dean, Academic
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 3247
artsad.acad@ubc.ca

  • Curriculum renewal
  • First-year programs and interdisciplinary programs
  • Learning outcomes and degree requirements
  • Academic integrity and academic standing appeals
  • Academic policy review / renewal
  • Student academic discipline

Caroline Chadderdon
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Academic
604 822 9598
artsadmin.academic@ubc.ca

Marcy Caouette
Manager, Academic Student
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 6700
marcy.caouette@ubc.ca

Heidi May
Manager, Curriculum
Office: Wesbrook 300
604 827 0724
heidi.may@ubc.ca


Students

Dr. Laura Moss
Associate Dean, Students
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 9948
artsad.students@ubc.ca

Silva Kraal
Interim Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Students
604 827 5899
artsadmin.students@ubc.ca

  • Recruitment, admissions, and enrolment management
  • Student awards and financial aid
  • Standards of non-academic conduct
  • Student development and services including Arts Advising, Arts Co-operative Education, Work Integrated Education, and Career Initiatives
  • Liaising with the Arts Undergraduate Society and other student societies

Research & Graduate Studies

Brett Eaton, UBC Faculty of Arts' Dean's Office

Dr. Brett Eaton
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 4074
artsad.rg@ubc.ca

  • Grant facilitation and support
  • Participation in Canada Research Chair and Canada Excellence Research Chair programs
  • Applications for infrastructure funding
  • Management of faculty-level programs that provide research and conference support
  • Faculty-supported journals and international research agreements
  • Policy matters concerning graduate education, graduate funding, and new graduate programs
  • Allocation of graduate funding and adjudication of graduate student awards

Kath Imhiran
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
604 822 0419
artsadmin.rc@ubc.ca

Pamela Forsberg
Facilitator, Research Grants
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 4003
pam.forsberg@ubc.ca

Justin Greer
Assistant, Research Grants
Office: Buchanan T604
604 827 2063
justin.greer@ubc.ca


Equity, Innovation & Strategy

Dr. Janice Stewart
Associate Dean, Equity, Innovation & Strategy
Office: Buchanan A240
604 822 6701
artsad.eis@ubc.ca

  • External reviews of units and the faculty
  • Allocation of faculty awards
  • Continuing and professional education, digital, flexible learning, and non-credit initiatives
  • Progress on the faculty and university’s strategic plans
  • Providing heads with strategic advice and access to Arts data analytics

Kath Imhiran
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Equity, Innovation & Strategy
604 822 0419
artsadmin.rc@ubc.ca


Faculty Operations

Gerald Vanderwoude, UBC Faculty of Arts' Dean's Office

Gerald Vanderwoude
Assistant Dean, Faculty Operations
604 822 8247
gerald.vanderwoude@ubc.ca

  • Human Resources
  • Facilities
  • Arts Instructional Support and Information Technology (Arts ISIT)
  • Communications
  • Health and Safety

Silva Kraal
Interim Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Dean, Faculty Operations
604 827 5899
artsadmin.ops@ubc.ca

For general inquiries and room bookings, please contact
Silva Kraal arts.reception@ubc.ca or 604 822 3828.

Human Resources

Kathryn Stagg
Director, Human Resources
604 822 3788
kathryn.stagg@ubc.ca

Sarah McDonagh
Manager, Human Resources
604 822 9062
sarah.mcdonagh@ubc.ca

Jessica Zanette
Manager, Human Resources
604 822 9062
jessica.zanette@ubc.ca

Facilities

Gerald Vanderwoude
Facilities Operations
gerald.vanderwoude@ubc.ca

Ana Policzer
Senior Planner, Facilities Planning
space.arts@ubc.ca

Nick Smolinski
Advisor, Safety & Environment
Office: Mary Bollard, Room 220
604 827 1993 (Office)
604 351 9615 (Mobile)
nick.smolinski@ubc.ca

Arts Instructional Support & Information Technology

Ricardo Serrano
Associate Director, Information Technology
778 840 3486
ricardo.serrano@ubc.ca

For instructional or IT support, please contact arts.helpdesk@ubc.ca.

Arts Communications

Becky Potvin
Director, Communications
Office: Buchanan Tower 601
604 827 0473
becky.potvin@ubc.ca


Finance

Brian Lee, UBC Faculty of Arts' Dean's Office

Brian Lee
Assistant Dean, Finance
604 822 8689
brian.lee@ubc.ca

  • Overall financial planning for the faculty
  • Providing financial advice to the Dean, unit heads and directors, and their financial administrators
  • Establishing financial controls to reduce risk, implementing enterprise systems related to financial management, and representing the faculty on the Financial Management Systems Advisory

Betty Wong
Manager, Finance
604 822 3753
betty.wong@ubc.ca

Steven Lee
Manager, Finance
604 822 8133
steve.lee@ubc.ca


Development & Alumni Engagement

Marilyn-Wile, UBC Faculty of Arts' Dean's Office

Marilyn Wile
Assistant Dean, Development & Alumni Engagement
Office: Mary Bollert Hall
604 822 9594
marilyn.wile@ubc.ca

  • Strategic leadership and overall management of arts development and alumni engagement activities
  • Guiding the development and implementation of plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects and donors
  • Ensuring impactful donor stewardship reporting and targeted donor and alumni communications
  • Liaising with units to support alumni and fundraising opportunities and cases for support

Christine Lee
Associate Director, Alumni Engagement
Office: Mary Bollert Hall
604 822 9359
christine.lee@ubc.ca

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