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, Teacher Education
604.827.5507
yvonne.dawydiak@ubc.ca

scarfedigitalsandbox.teach.educ.ubc.ca


As Learning Design Manager, Teacher Education, Yvonne supports the design of K-12 learning experiences and the modelling of pedagogies in Teacher Education (BEd) courses.
In this role, Yvonne is available to co-plan and co-teach with instructors in the BEd program, consult on resources to support digital tech integration and support teacher candidates with designing learning experiences in K-12 contexts. To that end, Yvonne provides student workshops and in-class seminars and engages 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 25 years, a faculty advisor and instructor in the BEd program (2013 - 2016) and a graduate of the Master of Educational Technology Program (2010), Yvonne enjoys the opportunity to share her experiences and expertise in pedagogical practices related to learning design including effective integration of digital technologies.


Manager, Professional Development
604.822.2046
sarah.lockman@ubc.ca


Sarah is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and management of graduate and undergraduate professional development programs and initiatives administered by the unit. This includes collaborating with school districts and other educational partners to develop relevant and engaging learning opportunities for K-12 educators, post-secondary educators and educators in other settings.


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
604.822.1279
samantha.tsui@ubc.ca


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.


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.


Learning 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.


Learning Designer
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604.822.3577
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.


Educational Technology Support Coordinator
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604-822-1965
tara.rogic@ubc.ca


Tara provides direct support for FOE faculty and staff through the management of learning systems, namely in the use of Canvas, and in the development and application of educational resources through workshops and online training tools. With a background in Media Studies and content creation, Tara assists with all aspects of production of learning modules, courses, and assessment strategies, and their conversion into an online medium.


Learning Technology Rover
Educational Technology Support (ETS)
604.822.6333
minou.truong@ubc.ca


The LTR in ETS supports faculty and staff with the use of learning technology; the LTR provides training sessions and tech support for Canvas, UBC Blog, WordPress, Kaltura Capture, and Collaborate Ultra. The LTR also provides administrative support for the ETS office, including maintaining the ETS website, creating and managing workshop and event pages, coordinating ETS equipment, posting on the ETS Blog, managing the ETS social media, and greeting visitors as the first point of contact to the ETS office.