Staff Directory

Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation
604.822.4145
mary.bryson@ubc.ca


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
604.827.2796
mark.edwards@ubc.ca


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.


Mark's role has a special focus on the Educational Technology Support (ETS) unit at the Faculty of Education, and he works with ETS to guide and manage the objectives of the team in helping develop and implement innovative teaching practices within the Faculty of Education.


Assistant Dean
604.822.1974
lynne.tomlinson@ubc.ca


Manager, Professional Learning & Administration
604.827.5592
vanessa.smith@ubc.ca


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.


Manager, Learning Design
604.827.5507
yvonne.dawydiak@ubc.ca

scarfedigitalsandbox.teach.educ.ubc.ca


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 (on leave)


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.


Manager, Marketing & Communications (pro tem)
604.822.5615
milena.constanda@ubc.ca


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


Coordinator, Marketing & Communications (vacant)
604.822.1279


The Marketing & Communications Coordinator assists with deploying marketing and communications campaigns for programs and initiatives administered by our unit. This includes designing, writing, email and newsletter marketing, website maintenance, and social media.


Administrative Coordinator
604.822.2013
pdce.educ@ubc.ca


As the Administrative Coordinator at the PDCE office, Tasnim 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.


Senior Program Assistant, Faculty-Wide Programs
604.822.8638
vicki.domansky@ubc.ca


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, MET
604.822.3622
david.roy@ubc.ca


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
604.822.4499
linda.haftner@ubc.ca


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
604.827.5662
yvette.kharoubeh@ubc.ca


Yvette Kharoubeh, Senior Program Assistant, provides administrative support for off-campus MEd 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.


Senior Program Assistant
604.822.1876
maureen.collins@ubc.ca


Maureen provides senior administrative support for the part-time graduate cohort programs for in-service teachers and education professionals.


Educational Technology Support (ETS)

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Director, Learning Design
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604.822.1831
natasha.boskic@ubc.ca


Natasha considers the direction the Faculty of Education will go in relation to innovation and good practices in teaching and learning approaches, in alignment with the strategic goals of the Faculty and of the University. She guides the Educational Technology Support (ETS) team in supporting faculty and staff to enhance teaching and learning experiences, as well as planning and managing flexible educational initiatives.


Manager, Learning Design
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604.827.0489
stoo.sepp@ubc.ca


Stoo manages the development of online courses from a pedagogical perspective, integrating innovative educational practices supported by ICT tools to meet the learning goals of teachers within the Faculty. Stoo works with instructors on the development and revision of online courses, as well as streamlining processes to ensure course quality. He also works with other groups at UBC on teaching and learning projects.


Learning Technology Specialist
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604.822.1829
ian.linkletter@ubc.ca


Ian supports the design, development, and deployment of innovative teaching practices; with a background in library and information science, he researches technology and implements it to support learning within the Faculty. Ian supports all of the Faculty’s online courses, working directly with instructors to help them integrate technology with their teaching in effective, evidence-based, and innovative ways. Ian works primarily with faculty helping them to maximize the benefits of Canvas – UBC’s online learning platform.


Instructional Designer
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604.827.2114
parm.gill@ubc.ca


Parm works with course developers to gain an understanding of student needs, the placement of a course within a program, and the overall course aims from the instructional perspective. She helps to create courses that support effective student learning experiences and aim to meet learning goals. Parm works mostly with faculty on the design/re-design and development of courses. Parm has been seconded from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for six months.


Educational Technology Coordinator
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604.827.3577
faeyza.mufti@ubc.ca


Faeyza provides training, guidance and support to faculty and staff in selecting, incorporating and using learning technologies in their courses. She is responsible for organizing and conducting workshops, developing training resources, and designing and revising courses in Canvas. Her responsibilities include providing support for issues in using online learning tools, setting up courses for special programs, creating learning modules in Canvas, and providing training on using tools such as Canvas, Collaborate Ultra, HP5, and WordPress.