Dean’s Office

Dean

Silvia Tomaskova

Dr. Silvia Tomášková
Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Anthropology
silvia.tomaskova@ubc.ca
250.807.9286
ASC 402

Administration and Operations

Michele BjornsonMichele Bjornson
Manager, Administration and Operations
250.807.9337
michele.bjornson@ubc.ca
ASC 449

Heather Munn 
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
heather.munn@ubc.ca
250.807.9597
ASC 413

Julia Yamagishi Costa
Assistant to the Dean
Please email Julia to book an appointment with the Dean.
ju.yamagishicosta@ubc.ca
ASC 407

Associate Dean Portfolios

Associate Dean, Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral (ON LEAVE)

Alison Conway
Professor, English and Cultural Studies; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
alison.conway@ubc.ca

Acting Associate Dean, Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Thomas Heilke
Professor, Political Science
thomas.heilke@ubc.ca
ART 239

Portfolio: Provides leadership and oversight for the Faculty’s research, scholarly activities, and collaborative initiatives and partnerships. The portfolio is also responsible for the recruitment, retention, career advancement, recognition, and ongoing success of an excellent and diverse community of colleagues.

Faculty Support:

  • Provides leadership for designing, reviewing, and implementing a Faculty research plan;
  • explores, promotes, and facilitates research and funding opportunities for faculty members;
  • provides overall coordination of Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) themes; creates IGS course schedule; plans IGS budget;
  • provides guidance for the management of post-doctoral fellowships and fellows.

Graduate Student Support:

  • Advocates for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary pedagogy and curriculum for graduate studies;
  • Chairs the FASS Graduate Awards committee;
  • Addresses complaints and concerns about graduate student academic and non-academic misconduct; appeals of grades and academic standing; and supervision.

Colin McKay

Colin McKay
Manager of Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
colin.mckay@ubc.ca
250.807.9841
ASC 406

  • Supervises grant funding set up and management at the faculty level;
  • Manages administration of IGS and research programs;
  • Provides guidance and training for department faculty and staff related to IGS, postdoctoral, and research programs.

Cayla Reeve

Cayla Reeve
Research Assistant, Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
cayla.reeve@ubc.ca
fass.research.ubco@ubc.ca

  • Assists graduate students with course selection, registration, and office allocation;
  • Assists Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) Theme coordinators with administrative forms and tracking student performance;
  • Organizes thesis oral defenses;
  • Coordinates graduate and undergraduate travel grants;
  • Coordinates Undergrad Research Awards program.

ASSOCIATE DEAN, Undergraduate Students

Donna Senese
Associate Professor, Geography
donna.senese@ubc.ca
250.807.9372
ASC 404

Portfolio: Provides leadership to develop, implement and sustain a strategic and holistic framework that ensures undergraduate students are successful throughout their life-cycle – from prospective students to graduates.

Supports Faculty:

  • Coordination of undergraduate enrolment planning and management;
  • facilitation of student communications to access relevant services, including academic and non-academic services and support.

Supports Students:

  • Facilitation of access to relevant academic and non-academic services and support
  • provision of effective and efficient student recruitment activities;
  • facilitation of admission and registration of high-quality students;
  • provision of excellent educational experiences, both curricular and extra-curricular;
  • promotion of community, affinity, and supportive peer networks.

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Rohanna Wheatley
Support Services Assistant
rohanna.wheatley@ubc.ca
250.807.9267
ASC 407

Please submit all forms to fass.students.ubco@ubc.ca

Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Bernard Momer
Associate Professor, Geography
bernard.momer@ubc.ca
250.807.9406
ASC 450

Portfolio: Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and sustenance of a strategic approach to teaching, learning, and curriculum.

Supports Faculty:

  • Manages curriculum submission and related consultation, approval, and implementation processes;
  • monitors curriculum effectiveness;
  • coordinates formal, regularly-scheduled self-studies and external reviews of academic programs;
  • supports innovative teaching and learning initiatives.

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Supports Students:

  • coordinating undergraduate awards and recognitions unrelated to research.

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Laura Wylie

Laura Wyllie
Curriculum Development & Academic Programs Manager
laura.wyllie@ubc.ca
fasscurriculum.ubco@ubc.ca.
250.807.9580
ASC 406


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Ashley Loura
Curriculum, Awards and Academic Programs Coordinator
fasscurriculum.ubco@ubc.ca
ikbawardsandevents.ubco@ubc.ca
250.807.9316
ASC 406

Please submit all forms to fasscurriculum.ubco@ubc.ca

SUPPORT TEAM PORTFOLIOS

Pieter Uni

Pieter Uni
Communications Manager
250.807.8706
pieter.uni@ubc.ca
ASC 452

Marissa Liebel
Communications and Events Coordinator
marissa.liebel@ubc.ca
250.807.8638
ASC 453

Meghan Reid
Web and Digital Media Strategist
meg.reid@ubc.ca
250.807.8204
ASC 453

Lindsay Howe
(On Leave)
Communications and
Engagement Strategist

For assistance with research-related finance or student hiring questions and transactions, please email fass.finance.ubco@ubc.ca.

Jordan Turner

Jordan Turner
Finance Manager
jordan.turner@ubc.ca
250.807.8342
ASC 431

Barbara Stein-Zarchikoff
Finance Assistant
barbara.steinzarchikoff@ubc.ca
250.807.8394
ASC 447

Jody Ainley 
Assistant, Strategic Personnel Planning and Development
jody.ainley@ubc.ca
250.807.9234
ASC 455