Dean’s Office


Silvia Tomaskova

Silvia Tomášková
Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies; Anthropology
ASC 402

Administration and Operations

Heather Hicks
Manager, Administration and Operations
ASC 447

Kim Erasmus

Kim Erasmus
Assistant to the Dean
ASC 407

Heather Munn
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
ASC 413

Associate Dean Portfolios

Associate Dean, Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Alison Conway
Professor, English and Cultural Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies
ASC 449

  • Provides leadership for designing, reviewing, and implementing a Faculty research plan;
  • Explores, promotes, and facilitates research and funding opportunities for faculty members;
  • Is accountable for any Indirect Costs of Research or overhead funds that may accrue from faculty members’ research or contracts;
  • Facilitates inter- and intra-Faculty scholarly collaborations as well as broader scholarly initiatives;
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of policies and procedures for supporting post-doctoral training and fellows;
  • Provides leadership that helps to develop, sustain, and support a culture of post-doctoral training across the Faculty;
  • Provides guidance for the management of post-doctoral fellowships and fellows.
  • Represents the Faculty on the College of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies Council· and other bodies, and at events, pertaining to graduate studies;
  • Addresses complaints and concerns about graduate student academic and non- academic misconduct; appeals of grades and academic standing; and supervision;
  • Is an advocate and leader for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary pedagogy and curriculum for graduate studies;
  • Supports the building of a community of graduate students in the Faculty
  • Coordinates the preparation and submission of calendar material for graduate programs in collaboration with Associate Deans (Teaching, Learning and Curriculum) and Heads;
  • Coordinates the preparation of publicity material for graduate programs, in collaboration with Heads and the Faculty’s Communications Manager;
  • Provides overall coordination of Interdisciplinary graduate studies themes in FASS, which includes duties such as:
  • Works with department heads and theme coordinators to set up the course schedule and instructors for the upcoming academic year;
  • Works with department heads and theme coordinators to process admissions, department head workload approvals for supervision;
  • Works with department heads and theme coordinators for TA positions, based on priority pool, and cross-faculty appointments;
  • Liaises with other faculties as required on issues related to IGS and themes specifically;
  • Serves as the FASS rep on the IGS Program and Curriculum committee;
  • Works with the FASS Finance Manager to oversee IGS resource allocations.

Julie Martin 
Research Assistant
250 807-9529
ASC 406

Colin McKay

Colin McKay
Graduate Program Assistant, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
ASC 407

ASSOCIATE DEAN, Undergraduate Students

Donna Senese
Associate Professor, Geography
ASC 404

Portfolio: Provides leadership for the development, implementation and sustenance of a strategic and holistic framework that ensures success for our undergraduate students throughout their life-cycle – from prospective students to graduates – through, among others:

  • coordinated undergraduate enrolment planning and management;
  • effective and efficient 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;
  • facilitation of access to relevant services, including academic and non-academic advising and support.

Terry Becker
Support Services Assistant
ASC 414

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Rohanna Wheatley
Support Services Assistant
ASC 414

Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Bernard Momer
Associate Professor, Geography
ASC 450

Portfolio: Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and sustenance of a strategic approach to teaching, learning, and curriculum that is of the highest quality, pedagogically sound, fiscally prudent, socially responsive and adaptive; and facilitates the realization of competencies and outcomes that reflect our core mission and values through, among others:

  • facilitation of curriculum innovation and renewal within the Faculty, of cross-Faculty and cross-institutional collaborative programs, and of related consultation, approval, and implementation processes;
  • ongoing monitoring of curriculum effectiveness;
  • formal, regularly-scheduled self-studies and external reviews of academic programs;
  • promotion of effective and efficient experiential and co-curricular learning programs;
  • support for, and enhancement of, innovative teaching and learning initiatives;
  • promotion of a culture of recognition for innovative curricula and pedagogical accomplishments.
  • coordinating undergraduate awards and recognitions that are not related to research.

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Laura Wylie

Laura Wyllie
Curriculum Development & Academic Programs Manager
ASC 447

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Ashley Loura
Curriculum, Awards and Academic Programs Coordinator
ASC 406


Pieter Uni

Pieter Uni
Communications Manager
ASC 452

Lindsay Howe
Communications and Engagement Strategist
ASC 453

Meghan Reid
Web & Digital Media Coordinator
ASC 453

For assistance with research-related finance or student hiring questions and transactions, please email

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Katelyn Singler (On Leave)
Finance Manager

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Raelyn Bauer
Finance Manager
ASC 431

Arluene King
Research Financial Analyst
ASC 431

Barbara Stein-Zarchikoff
Finance Assistant
250 807-8394
ASC 455

Jody Ainley 
Assistant, Strategic Personnel Planning and Development
ASC 455