DEAN OF SCIENCE OFFICE CONTACTS

Science Dean and Associate Deans

Dr. Paul Kench

Dean of Science

Phone: 778-782-7521
Email: scsec@sfu.ca

Dr. Michael Silverman

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Phone: 778-782-9351
Email: sciadr@sfu.ca

 

Dr. David Hik

Associate Dean, Academic

Phone: 778-782-9462
Email: sciadean@sfu.ca

 

Academic and Administrative Staff

Ruth Appanah

Director, Facilities and
Technical Operations

Phone: 778-782-5347
Email: scdirops@sfu.ca

Ruth oversees Science Stores, Science Technical Centre, Environmental Medicine & Physiology Unit, and the Faculty of Science IT group. She also coordinates the development, renovation and assignment of space and serves as the Faculty of Science safety representative.

Theresa Blancaflor

Sr. Associate Director, Advancement

Phone: 778-782-9574
Email: tblancaf@sfu.ca

Theresa works as part of the Advancement team to meet the Faculty's philanthropic goals.

Cheryl Bosley

Director, Advancement

Phone: 778-782-4891
Email: cheryl_bosley@sfu.ca

Cheryl works with Faculty of Science researchers, teachers, staff, students, donors and alumni to achieve the Faculty’s vision and philanthropic goals.

Cynthia Henson

Manager, Outreach and Engagement

Phone: 778-782-6967
Email: sfuscienceoutreach@sfu.ca

Cynthia is responsible for the administration and coordination of Science Outreach programs for children, youth and adults.  She assists with fundraising, marketing, delivery, evaluation, budget and logistics for all 20 programs.

Dr. Theresa Kitos

Research Grants Facilitator

Phone: 778-782-3132
Email: scigrant@sfu.ca

Theresa works with faculty members to develop competitive research grants applications.

Erin Legros

Acting Coordinator, Faculty Affairs

Phone: 778-782-5530

Email: science_academicaffairs@sfu.ca

Erin coordinates and processes all faculty appointments, renewals, tenure and promotion, salary reviews and faculty leaves and provides clerical support for the management and administration of faculty programs and services. She provides advice in the application and administration of the SFUFA Collective Agreement and academic policies governing all academic personnel within the Faculty of Science and its Departments.

Alan Leung

Business Analyst

Phone: 778-782-9463
Email: fac_sims@sfu.ca

Alan is responsible for the ongoing development, data extraction and End User Support for the FacSIMS SQL database.

Diane Mar-Nicolle

Communications Officer

Phone: 778-782-9586
Email: scicmns@sfu.ca

Diane is responsible for internal and external communications for web, digital and print formats. She also handles press, photography and social media. 

Sachi Perera  

Financial Assistant

Phone: 778-782-7307
Email: scifin@sfu.ca

Sachi provides support in managing, processing, and troubleshooting various accounts and day-to-day transactions in the Dean of Science Office. 

Rachel Sargeant

Secretary

Phone: 778-782-4590
Email: scirec@sfu.ca

Rachel coordinates the front office, handles telephone and in-person queries and assists with event coordination.

Susanne Stockdill

Director, Administration
And Strategic Planning

Phone: 778-782-4222
Email: stockdil@sfu.ca

Susanne is responsible for the overall management of budgets, human resources, enrolment, retention and admission planning, administrative systems and supervision of Dean's office staff.

Mandy Suen

Acting Appointment Secretary

Phone: 778-782-7521
Email: scsec@sfu.ca

Mandy schedules appointments and maintains the calendars for the Dean, Associate Deans, and Director, Administration and Strategic Planning. She also provides administrative and senior secretarial support to senior administrators in the Faculty of Science Dean’s Office. 

Arlene Sullivan

Budget Coordinator

Phone: 778-782-9585
Email: scbudget@sfu.ca

Arlene provides support for the financial reporting and budgeting process in the Dean's office. She is also a resource for best practices in Finance procedures and policies.

Dr. Eileen van der Flier-Keller

Special Advisor to Dean of Science

Phone: 778-782-3789
Email: evanderf@sfu.ca

Eileen is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences with research interests in Earth science education and public awareness of science. As Special Advisor to the Dean on Public Education and Outreach she works to promote the culture of public engagement in the Faculty of Science and is building partnerships to support K-12 science education.  

Kathryn White

Manager, Academic Programs

Phone: 778-782-3772
Email: kathryn_white@sfu.ca

Kathryn oversees recruitment, retention, and admission planning and enrolment management for the Faculty of Science.

Claire Wilson

Student Recruiter

Phone: 778-782-3720
Email: science_recruiter@sfu.ca

Claire works with prospective undergraduates and applicants to the Faculty of Science and represents the Faculty at recruitment events on and off campus.