Leadership Team

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Meigan Aronson, Dean, UBC Science

Meigan Aronson, Dean

The Dean of Science is the chief academic and administrative officer of the Faculty. For appointments please contact Svetlana Minchenko.

E: scidean@science.ubc.ca

Svetlana Minchenko, Executive Coordinator for the Dean

Responsible for managing major projects for the Dean, faculty-related research, managing faculty promotion and tenure activities, and managing activities within the Office of the Dean.

P: 604-822-3518
E: minchenko@science.ubc.ca

Students + Academic

Ian Cavers, Associate Dean, Students

Responsible for managing undergraduate enrollment, administering undergraduate degree requirements including admissions, advancement and graduation; facilitating course registration and program planning including exchange abroad; overseeing course articulation with other institutions, supporting UBC Science Co-op, the International Student Initiative, First Nations initiatives, peer-to-peer learning, student engagement and leadership development; managing student awards, academic appeals and discipline.

P: 604-822-4214
E: adstudents@science.ubc.ca

For appointments please call: 604-822-5090

Sara Harris, Associate Dean, Academic

Responsible for the Faculty's curriculum process; administering programs, Science One, Coordinated Science, Integrated Science, Combined Major in Science, Science 101; managing the Skylight Science Centre for Learning and Teaching, as well as liaison with the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative; administering the Science Killam Teaching Prizes, student evaluation of teaching, and GTA Teaching Awards; facilitating First Nations initiatives.

P: 604-827-0043
E: sharris@science.ubc.ca

For appointments please call: 604-822-5090

Research, Knowledge Mobilization + Innovation

Mark MacLachlan, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Responsible for issues related to research and graduate student matters, including faculty and graduate student awards, Canada Research Chairs, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, space, conflict of interest, intellectual property, and ethics review.

P: 604-822-9652
E: MacLachlan@science.ubc.ca

Karon MacLean, Special Advisor, Knowledge Mobilization

Responsible for advising on the design and implementation of UBC Science’s knowledge translation and innovation strategy, assessing ways to increase Science faculty and student participation in UBC’s innovation pathways, facilitating and accelerating the translation of research discoveries, and helping position UBC Science to play key roles in emerging local, regional, and national innovation opportunities.

E: maclean@cs.ubc.ca

Faculty + Equity

Susan Allen, Associate Dean, Faculty (On leave)

Responsible for the Faculty’s promotion and tenure reviews, faculty retention efforts, and peer evaluation of teaching initiatives.

P: 604-822-4213
E: sallen@science.ubc.ca

Ninan Abraham, Associate Dean, Equity and Diversity

Responsible for issues related to the Faculty's recruitment diversity initiatives, dual career positions, Faculty Affairs committee, data tracking and reporting, and communications with the equity and inclusion office.

E: nabraham@science.ubc.ca

Operations + HR

Ray McNichol, Assistant Dean, Finance, Resources and Operations

Reporting to the Dean of Science, works closely with the executive management team, including Associate Deans and Department Heads and Directors in the area of strategic resource management, operations, policy implementation and change management.

P: 604 822-9868

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.

P: 604-822-0220
E: janie.mccallum@ubc.ca


Allan Berezny, Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement

Responsible for engaging our alumni and the community to invest in research, students and projects in the Faculty of Science.

P: 604-822-8686
E: allan.berezny@ubc.ca

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. These include websites, electronic newsletters, donor vehicles, student collateral, and media.

P: 604-822-5082