Staff Directory

Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation

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.

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Assistant Dean

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.

Assistant Dean, Pro Tem

Administrative Coordinator

Aleks is the Administrative Coordinator at the PDCE office. Aleks provides coordination on all aspects on the PDCE office, including fielding student queries, arranging meetings and events, and managing the day-to-day details of the office.

Manager, Professional Learning & Administration

Vanessa develops, implements and administers PDCE programs in addition to overseeing all HR and administrative functions. She works closely with team members and Faculty partners on matters of strategic planning and direction, and provides business and operational leadership for cost-recovery programs.

Instructional Specialist, Faculty-Wide Programs

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 a classroom teacher in the Surrey School District for over 20 years, Yvonne enjoys the opportunity to share her experiences and expertise in pedagogical practices related to digital technologies. As the Manager of the Master of Educational Technology and Early Childhood Education Programs, Yvonne is responsible for administrative management and coordination including instructor appointments, scheduling and developing processes. Yvonne is, generally, the ‘go to’ for MET and ECE course instructors and program leadership.

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Abby 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, Abby assists with design, writing, campaign promotion, and directs the development and maintenance of our websites.

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications

Milena provides marketing and communication support for professional development programs and community engagement initiatives. Milena’s role involves print and web design, direct marketing initiatives, and social media engagement.

Senior Program Assistant, Faculty-Wide Programs

Vicki Domansky is the Senior Program Assistant for Faculty of Education Faculty-Wide Programs, including Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Cross-Faculty Inquiry (CCFI). Vicki provides administrative support for on-campus and online graduate and undergraduate programs, including admissions, providing information, and assisting students with administrative issues.

Senior Program Assistant

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.

Senior Program Assistant, MET

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.

Senior Program Assistant

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.

Educational Technology Support (ETS)

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Director, Learning Design

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.

Learning Technology Specialist

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.

Instructional Designer