Dean’s Office


Gino DiLabio
Professor – Chemistry, Management
ASC 401


Charlene Wehrmann
Assistant to the Dean
ASC 405

Heather Munn
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
ASC 413

Associate Dean Portfolios

Associate Dean, Faculty and Research

Lael Parrott
Professor, Biology & Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
ASC 451

Portfolio: Provides leadership and oversight for the Faculty’s research, scholarly activities, and collaborative initiatives and partnerships. The portfolio is also responsible for the development, implementation, and sustenance of a multi-year strategic personnel plan that promotes proactive recruitment, retention, career advancement, recognition, and ongoing success of an excellent and diverse community of colleagues. Responsibilities include, among others:

  • designing, reviewing, and implementing a Faculty research plan;
  • providing leadership in developing Faculty hiring strategies for programs and departments;
  • proving leadership and support for research initiatives that promote Indigenous inclusion and the values of respect, relationship, responsibility and reverence as outlined in the UBC 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan
  • support and cultivate a Faculty research culture based on principles of equity, diversity and inclusion


Scott Reid
Associate Professor, Biology
ASC 403

Portfolio: Provides leadership for the development, implementation and sustenance of a strategic and holistic framework that ensures success for our undergraduate students throughout their life-cycle – from prospective students to graduates – through, among others:

  • coordinated undergraduate enrolment planning and management;
  • effective and efficient recruitment activities;
  • facilitation of admission and registration of high quality students;
  • provision of excellent educational experiences, both curricular and extra-curricular;
  • promotion of community, affinity, and supportive peer networks;
  • facilitation of access to relevant services, including academic and non-academic advising and support.

Jennifer Janok
Support Services Assistant
ASC 414

Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Trudy Kavanagh
Associate Professor of Teaching – Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
ASC 448

Portfolio: Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and sustenance of a strategic approach to teaching, learning, and curriculum that is of the highest quality, pedagogically sound, fiscally prudent, socially responsive and adaptive; and facilitates the realization of competencies and outcomes that reflect our core mission and values through, among others:

  • facilitation of curriculum innovation and renewal within the Faculty, of cross-Faculty and cross-institutional collaborative programs, and of related consultation, approval, and implementation processes;
  • ongoing monitoring of curriculum effectiveness;
  • formal, regularly-scheduled self-studies and external reviews of academic programs;
  • promotion of effective and efficient experiential and co-curricular learning programs;
  • support for, and enhancement of, innovative teaching and learning initiatives;
  • promotion of a culture of recognition for innovative curricula and pedagogical accomplishments.
  • coordinating undergraduate awards and recognitions that are not related to research.

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Megan Lochhead
Curriculum & Academic Programs Manager
ASC 406

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Jasmine Haley
Curriculum & Awards Assistant
ASC 406


Barb Jackson
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Operations
ASC 449

Pieter Uni

Pieter Uni
Communications Manager
ASC 452

Marissa Liebel
Communications and Events Coordinator
ASC 453

Meghan Reid
Web and Digital Media Strategist
ASC 453

Lindsay Howe
(On Leave)

Communications and
Engagement Strategist


Katelyn Singler
Finance Manager
ASC 431

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Gabriel Gock
Finance Assistant
ASC 454

Lindsay Odne

Lindsay Odne
Graduate Program Assistant, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology