Dr. Mary K. Bryson was appointed Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation, in the Faculty of Education, effective July 1, 2016, for a five-year term.
Dr. Bryson holds a joint appointment with the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts, and is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education and in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). Most recently, Dr. Bryson held the appointment of GRSJ Director (2012-2015). Throughout Mary’s 27 years at UBC, they have served in many senior administrative roles in the Faculty and the University, which articulate a trajectory of significant budgetary and personnel senior leadership experience that they bring to this critical leadership position in the Faculty of Education, Dean’s Office. In Dr. Bryson’s new role as Senior Associate Dean, Administration and Innovation, they provide the Dean’s senior leadership team with high-level support and advice in the areas of administration infrastructures and innovation, and assist with the ongoing development and implementation of our strategic plan.
Mark is the Assistant Dean, Professional Development & Community Engagement. One of his passions is mobilizing the remarkable research of UBC’s Faculty of Education in the service of children in British Columbia and around the world. Mark facilitates collaborative working relationships between the Faculty and the field for the development and provision of off-campus M.Ed. programs, Diploma programs, and Certificate programs. Mark assists in the planning, marketing, and delivery of Distance Education, Direct Instruction, and Cohort courses and programs.
Clare Ford provides senior administrative support to the Assistant Dean and the PDCE Management Team. The role also involves tracking multiple projects through to completion, creating and collating data for various projects and coordinating and assisting with PDCE hosted events and conferences.
Shaheen Jivraj-Sangara is responsible for working with the team on various special projects as they arise. Current projects include development of training resources, international projects and evaluation of PDCE services within the Faculty.
Heather develops, implements and manages marketing and communication campaigns for programs and initiatives administered by our unit, and provides support to the Faculty’s communication staff. In addition to strategic planning, Heather assists with design, writing, campaign promotion, and directs the development and maintenance of our websites.
Yvonne has a dual role in the Faculty of Education. As a Technology Integration Mentor, Yvonne collaborates with instructors and provides instructional leadership to teacher candidates in the Teacher Education Program to integrate digital technologies into their pedagogical practices. In this role Yvonne enjoys co-planning and teaching, providing workshops, engaging in one on one coaching and maintaining an online resource site, the Scarfe Digital Sandbox. As MET Manager, Yvonne is responsible for the administrative management and coordination of the Master of Educational Technology program including instructor appointments and schedules. Yvonne is, generally, the ‘go to’ for MET course instructors.
Jenny provides marketing and communication support for professional development programs and community engagement initiatives. Jenny's role involves print and web design, promotions, direct marketing initiatives, and storytelling.
Vicki provides marketing and communications support for PDCE and the Faculty of Education. Vicki’s role involves print, web, and digital media, coordination of the Faculty’s digital signage program, maintenance of PDCE and Faculty of Education websites, and administration of Faculty social media channels.
Linda Haftner, Senior Program Assistant, provides administrative support for off-campus M.Ed. cohort programs (usually for practicing teachers). These are face-to-face degree programs that can be situated far from the university campus. The administrative support consists of providing information and assisting students with administrative issues. Linda aims to help students avoid feeling isolated from UBC in order to help them to concentrate on their studies.
Dave Roy is the Senior Program Assistant for the Master of Educational Technology (MET) on-line program, consisting of a 30-credit master's degree or one of two 15-credit graduate certificates. Dave handles all admission, as well as administrative, inquiries for the program. Dave is generally the first point of contact for all potential and current MET students.
Yvette Kharoubeh, Senior Program Assistant, provides administrative support for off-campus M.Ed. cohort programs (usually for practicing teachers). These are face-to-face degree programs that can be situated far from the university campus. The administrative support consists of providing information and assisting students with administrative issues.
As a Senior Program Assistant for the Faculty of Education’s distance education online courses and off-campus f2f courses and institutes, Susan Currie's main focus is to provide student and instructor support. She also coordinates course scheduling with the Director and academic departments. Additionally, in collaboration with both PDCE and UBC staff, Susan implements effective administrative processes for both students and instructors.
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Natasha Boskic helps instructors design, develop and deliver online courses, both undergraduate and graduate-level. Natasha gives one-on-one tutorials and workshops on WebCT and instructional design to new PDCE instructors, as well as to the larger UBC community. She has been involved in different projects, exploring international collaboration, online learning communities, ePortfolio implementation, accessibility issues, Aboriginal education, and other areas.
Sharon Hu helps instructors design, develop and deliver online courses and manages projects from proposal to readiness for course delivery. She also delivers staff and faculty learning initiatives in online and blended learning environments and supports the planning of educational programs.
Ian Linkletter helps develop and support online courses, programs, and related materials. Ian supports educational technologies, troubleshooting technical problems and finding solutions. He also develops and delivers staff and faculty learning initiatives in both online and blended learning environments.
Bill Pickard helps develop and support online courses, programs, and related materials. Bill supports educational technologies, troubleshooting technical problems and finding solutions. He also develops and delivers staff and faculty learning initiatives in both online and blended learning environments.