Dean's Office Directory

Name Position Area Contact
Allan Berezny Assistant Dean, Development
Leads the Science Development team of 8 in the engagement of our alumni and community donors to invest in research, students and projects in the Faculty of Science.
Development + Alumni
604-822-8686 or 604-318-3810
Ian Cavers Associate Dean, Students
Responsible for Science Student Academic Services including advising, student engagement programming, enriched learning, graduation, enrollment management, academic integrity, and Science Co-op. Also sponsor of the Integrated Renewal Project.
Students + Advising
Mark MacLachlan Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education
Responsible for issues related to research and graduate student matters, including faculty and graduate student awards, Canada Research Chairs, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, conflict of interest, intellectual property, and ethics review
Research + Innovation
Ray McNichol Assistant Dean, Finance, Resources and Operations
Provides comprehensive strategic financial and operational management for the Faculty. Leads innovative initiatives to move strategic plans forward and provides authoritative advice on financial issues.
Finance + Operations
Svetlana Minchenko Executive Coordinator to the Dean
Manages the Dean's commitments, requests for information, meetings and special projects. Manages the process of faculty promotion and tenure review, Department Head searches and External Review process and supervises the office workflow of support staff in the Dean's Office.
Administration + IT, Human Resources
Janie McCallum Assistant Dean, Human Resources
Responsible for providing leadership and direction on human resources issues for faculty, staff and students appointees within the Faculty of Science, and for providing leadership to the Dean’s office administrative staff. Manages HR-related annual processes for Science including faculty search processes and salary increase processes.
Human Resources
604 822-0220
Moyra Ditchfield Director, Information Technology
Provides leadership, communication, and strategic planning for IT initiatives across the Faculty through the department IT staff.
Administration + IT
Ninan Abraham Associate Dean, Equity and Diversity
Responsible for issues related to the Faculty's recruitment, equity and diversity initiatives including the training of faculty search committees, Faculty Affairs committee, data tracking and reporting, and communications with the equity and inclusion office.
Faculty + Equity
Susan Allen Associate Dean, Faculty
Responsible for the Faculty’s promotion and tenure reviews, faculty retention efforts, facilitating dual career positions and peer evaluation of teaching initiatives.
Faculty + Equity
Sara Harris Associate Dean, Academic
Responsible for the Faculty's curriculum process and overseeing and appointing Directors for Science education programs including Science One, Integrated Science and Coordinated Science Programs; oversees the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching (Skylight).
Curriculum, Education + Programs
Chris Balma Director, Communications
Responsible for the development and execution of the Faculty's strategic communication program, the delivery of targeted messaging across electronic, print and social media.
Michelle Lundrigan Senior Financial Analyst
Provide high level financial and budgetary analysis and reporting to a portfolio of departments and units in Science, in support of strong budget management. Provides strategic financial information and support to the Department Administrators
Finance + Operations
Kim Duffell Associate Director, Alumni Engagement
Leads the alumni portfolio. Creates programming and executes on engagement strategy to enhance alumni connections within and to the Faculty of Science
Development + Alumni
604-822-1864 or 604-786-9601
Lan Luo Assistant to Associate Deans Students and Academic
Provides confidential senior administrative support to the AD Students and the AD Academic, coordinates student awards and scholarships and the Special Occasion liquor license approvals.
Administration + IT, Students + Advising, Curriculum, Education + Programs
604 822-5090
Silvia Moreno-Garcia Communications Coordinator
Supports UBC Science strategic communication initiatives across Alumni engagement, Development and student communications. Generates, solicits and edits content for UBC Science websites (, e-letters and print publications.
Kate Blackburn Administrative Assistant to ADs for Faculty, Research, and Equity and Diversity
Main receptionist. Provides admin and secretarial support to ADs. Coordinates Science Postdoc Travel Awards and the External Reviews for the Science Departments. Office coordinator for equipment and supplies.
Administration + IT, Research + Innovation, Faculty + Equity
603 822-3336
Barbara Borges de Macedo Dean’s Administrative Assistant
Coordinates the Dean’s schedule, travel, requests for appointments and events.
Administration + IT
Gulnur Birol Director, Skylight (Science Centre for Learning and Teaching)
Leads the Skylight group: responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision in planning and delivery of faculty-wide teaching and learning initiatives.
Curriculum, Education + Programs
Reg Ma Senior Financial Analyst
Provide high level financial and budgetary analysis and reporting to a portfolio of departments and units in Science, in support of strong budget management. Provides strategic financial information and support to the Department Administrators
Finance + Operations
Tom Balke Associate Director, Development
Leads fundraising efforts for MDRU, EOAS and strategic priorities currently including BRIMM (Bradshaw Initiative for Minerals and Mining) and Michael Smith Labs.
Development + Alumni