Staff

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Information Assistant
Debra Locke
473 IKBLC
Ph. 604 822 2404
ischool.info@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Key access, locker sign-up, and lost and found
  • Room/equipment bookings
  • Compiles the weekly Digest
  • Adds events to iSchool website and digital signage


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Program Assistant
Sandy Abah
473 IKBLC
Ph. 604 822 3459
ischool.program@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Prospective student inquiries
  • Current student advising (course registration, transcripts and records, submitting forms)
  • Graduate program admissions, scholarships, registration, and graduation
  • Provides administrative support to respective program areas


Educational Services Coordinator
Kevin Day
479 IKBLC
Ph. 604-822-2461
ischool.edsc@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Current student advising (experiential learning, complex inquires)
  • Graduate program admission evaluation
  • Development of experiential learning opportunities and related community engagement
  • Curriculum review and development
  • assessment of iSchool program learning outcomes


Educational Services Provider
Ryan Taylor
479 IKBLC
Ph. 604 827 5486
ischool.edsc@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Current student advising (experiential learning, complex inquires)
  • Graduate program admissions, evaluations, and scholarships
  • Develops and oversees experiential learning opportunities and related community engagement
  • Hands-on Learning operation
  • Data collection and analyses for iSchool assessment of teaching and learning outcomes


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Administrative Assistant
Wakkas Sachwani
473 IKBLC
Ph. 604 822 5939
ischool.admin@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Administrative support for Director (scheduling meetings)
  • GRA and GAA payroll and appointments
  • Student Risk Insurance enrolment
  • Faculty recruitment, appointment, reappointment and procedures
  • Oversees Emeriti, Visiting, Adjunct and other ad hoc faculty appointments


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Communications Coordinator
Belen Garcia
Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 8:30-3:00; Fridays 8:30-2:30
473 IKBLC
Ph. 604 827 4523
ischool.comms@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Administrator for website and Resources site
  • Promotion of faculty, student and staff events, projects or initiatives
  • Manages social media channels
  • Editor for the weekly Digest and semi-annual newsletter


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Finance Assistant 
Alissa Kinnis
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-4:30
473 IKBLC
Ph. 604 827 4523
ischool.finance@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Financial processing and inquires (travel expense claims)


 

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Administration Manager
Violet Redekop
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00-2:00
476 IKBLC
Ph. 604-822-2446
ischool.admmgr@ubc.ca

Contact for:

  • Management and Human Resources questions
  • Visiting faculty, researcher and postdoc employment processing and procedures
  • iSchool budget and research
  • Facilities and space assignments


Administrative leadership

iSchool Director
Luanne Freund

 

Graduate Advisor
Lisa Nathan

 

PhD Program Chair
Heather O’Brien

MACL Program Chair
Rick Gooding

 

FNCC Coordinator
Amy Perreault

 

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