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, Strategic Personnel Planning and Development

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

Portfolio: Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and sustenance of a multi-year strategic personnel plan that builds an excellent community of teachers, scholars, academic leaders, and related staff, who support our core mission through, among others:

  • ensuring an appropriate complement of faculty, academic support staff, and resources vis-à-vis education plans and student enrolment;
  • championing a culture of mutual care, collegiality, diversity, inclusivity, and equity among faculty and staff;
  • promoting proactive recruitment, retention, career advancement, recognition, and ongoing success of an excellent and diverse community of colleagues;
  • providing support for academic leaders to ensure compliance with provisions of the Collective Agreement, as well as Faculty and University policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  • facilitating professional development and succession planning for academic leaders.

Jody Ainley 
Assistant to the Associate Dean, Strategic Personnel Planning and Development
ASC 455


John Klironomos
Professor, Biology
ASC 448

Advises leadership for the planning, implementation, and sustenance of a strategic research and learning framework that supports a vibrant disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and learning community of excellent faculty; graduate and undergraduate students; and post-doctoral fellows, as well as high quality graduate programs through, among others:

  • robust mentoring initiatives, both formal and informal;
  • integration of research and teaching;
  • fostering of strategic community and academic research networks and partnerships;
  • supportive programs, policies, guidelines, and procedures to facilitate and advance research, knowledge dissemination, graduate programs, and the training of highly qualified personnel;
  • growing and safeguarding research infrastructure;
  • promotion of a culture of recognition for scholarly accomplishments;
  • ensuring appropriate and transparent allocation of fiscal, human, and physical resources for research and for graduate and post-doctoral studies.

Julie Martin
Assistant to John Klironomos
ASC 455

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Recruitment, Services, and Success

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

Special Advisor, Undergraduate Recruitment, Services and Success

Trudy Kavanagh
Associate Professor of Teaching, Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
ASC 402

Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Bernard Momer
Associate Professor, Geography
ASC 450

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.

Laura Wylie

Laura Wyllie
Curriculum Development & Academic Programs Manager
ASC 447

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Megan Lochhead (On Leave)
Curriculum Development & Academic Programs Manager
ASC 447

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Ashley Loura
Curriculum, Awards and Academic Programs Coordinator
ASC 447

Communications Office


Pieter Uni

Pieter Uni
Communications Manager
ASC 452

Lindsay Howe
Communications & Events Coordinator
ASC 453

Meghan Reid
Web & Digital Media Coordinator
ASC 453

Finance Support


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Katelyn Singler
Finance Manager
ASC 431

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Gabriel Gock
Finance Assistant
ASC 454

Arluene King
Research Financial Analyst
ASC 431


Administration & Operations


Barb Jackson
Director, Administration & Operations
ASC 449


Graduate Programs


Christel Deas

Christel Deas
MDS (Masters of Data Science) Student Support Assistant
ASC 406

Natalie Kirkwood

Natalie Kirkwood
Graduate Program Assistant, Sciences
ASC 406