Dean's Office Directory

Name Position Area Contact
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
Sneha Amatya Associate Academic Advisor
Responsible for academic advising services, including academic advising and academic evaluations for promotion and progression in order to support the academic success, personal development and retention of undergraduate Science students.
Students + Advising
Lucia Balabuk Science Gateway Admin Support
Provides administrative support and coordination to the Science Gateway educational programs including Science One.
Curriculum, Education + Programs
604 822-5552
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.
Fiona Beaty Associate Director, Development
Leads fundraising efforts for the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF).
Development + Alumni
Aven Bendickson Senior Manager, HR Services
This position focuses on improving the experiences for Departments in navigating UBC's HR processes and HR systems such as Workday. The intent is to reduce the administrative burden on our faculty and staff using these systems, and to bolster the amount of support and guidance we are able to provide our Departments in conducting their HR activities in areas of best practices, improved processes, problem resolution and ongoing training.
Human Resources
Allan Berezny Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement
Leads the Science development and alumni engagement team 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
Emma Berg Manager, Proposal Development and Communications
Responsible for the development and implementation of the Faculty of Science’s donor communications programs.
Development + Alumni
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
Kate Blackburn Administrative Assistant to ADs for Faculty, Research, and Equity and Diversity
Main receptionist. Provides admin and scheduling support to ADs; Coordinates annual processes including the Science Postdoc Travel Awards, External Reviews for the Science Depts, Science Fair; coordinates TA teaching evaluation process; faculty recruitment process for candidate visits to the Dean’s office
Administration + IT, Research + Innovation, Faculty + Equity
Ryan Bouma Neuroscience Program Manager and Academic Advisor
Responsible for managing all aspects of the interdisciplinary Neuroscience undergraduate education program, an undergraduate course of study spanning three key areas of Science, Medicine and Psychology. Will also provide academic advice to these students.
Curriculum, Education + Programs
Nicole Chan Dean’s Administrative Assistant
Coordinates the Dean’s schedule, travel, requests for appointments and events.
Administration + IT
Kim Chan Academic Advisor
Responsible for academic advising services, including academic advising, evaluations for promotion and progression and student programming in order to support the academic success, personal development and retention of undergraduate Science students.
Students + Advising
Renee Chan Student Support Specialist
Provides front line service and information to current and prospective students, departments and the general public regarding admission, course planning, student records and registration.
Students + Advising
James Charbonneau 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.
Students + Advising
Sarah Chen Web and Digital Communications Specialist
Responsible for content development, information architecture, and UI structure across UBC Science digital media assets, particularly websites, but also including email marketing and social channels.
Carrie Cheung Business Analyst, Workday Student
Leads the assessment of faculty needs and is responsible for aligning business requirements with information technology solutions. Provides expertise to plan and implement Workday Student, devises workflows and processes to ensure continuity of service for the unit.
Students + Advising
Michelle Chiang Human Resources Coordinator
Coordinates Human Resources activities for all employees in the Dean’s Office units and supports Faculty-wide Human Resources and Faculty Relations processes.
Human Resources
Ada Christopher Associate Director, Academic Support
Responsible for overseeing the student undergraduate academic support services delivered by the Academic Advising team pertaining to academic progression and retention in the Faculty of Science.
Students + Advising
Warren Code Associate Director, Special Initiatives, Skylight (Science Centre for Learning and Teaching)
Providing leadership and management of special teaching and learning initiatives in the Faculty of Science and the Science Centre for Teaching and Learning (Skylight), including the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI). Co-supervises the Science Education Specialists.
Curriculum, Education + Programs