Staff

Office Staff

Manjeet Gill (On Leave)

Manager   

E: cmnsmgr@sfu.ca
Room: K9683

Manjeet can help with:

  • All financial, budget and expense approvals and matters
  • Sessional instructors, Term lecturers & Teaching Assistants
  • SFU Academic and Administrative policies and procedures
  • Course scheduling and space assignment
  • Hiring staff

Gary Chow

Administrative Coordinator

T:778-782-6508
E: cmnscord@sfu.ca
Room: K9673

Gary can help with:

  • Research grants administration
  • Tri-Council funding use guidelines
  • Grant funding and Research contracts funding use guidelines
  • Hiring Research funded Personnel(RA's and Post Docs)
  • Purchasing requisitions
  • Online business and travel expense claims
  • C-card reconciliation
  • Timekeeping for CMNS staff, RAs, Post Docs, and Co-op Students
 

Brenda Baldwin

Director's Assistant

T: 778-782-3470
E: cmnsdsec@sfu.ca
Room: K9681

Brenda can help with:

  • Arranging meetings with the Director
  • Signature requests for the Director
  • Tenure-track faculty appointments
  • Contract renewal, tenure, and promotion
  • Salary review
  • Annual Report of Outside Activities
  • Study leaves and other leaves
  • External reviews
  • School undergraduate scholarships and awards

Julia Reis

School Administrative Assistant

T: 778-782-3687
E: cmnsasst@sfu.ca
Room: K9671

Julia can help with:

  • General administrative support
  • Questions relating to University Administrative policies and procedures
  • Online travel and business expense claim preparation and support
  • Semesterly book orders, access to instructor copies
  • Renewal of sponsored computing IDs
  • Supplies management
  • Key requisitions    

 

Joseph Tilley (On Leave)

Undergraduate Program Assistant

T: 778-782-3117
E: cmnsgen@sfu.ca
Room: K9671

Joseph can help with:

  • School controlled room bookings and access
  • Preparation of TUG (Time and Use Guideline) forms in compliance with the TSSU Collective Agreement
  • Sessional instructor handbook distribution
  • Undergraduate timetables and exam schedules
  • CMNS course outlines and maillists
  • Privacy policy and confidential shredding
  • Facilities requisitions
  • General inquiries

 

Graduate Advisor

Jason Congdon

Graduate Programs Coordinator 
(MA and PhD)

T: 778-782-3595
E: gradcmns@sfu.ca
Room: K9669

Jason can help with:

  • Primary resource for the CMNS Graduate Programs
  • Graduate student record, registration policy, leave terms, procedures and fees
  • Graduate scholarship and fellowship application process
  • Graduate programs and thesis defence requirements and process
  • The semi-annual graduate student review process
  • Graduate student orientation sessions

Undergraduate Advisors

Position to be Filled

Undergraduate Advisor & Recruiter

E: cmns1@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Can help with:

  • Undergraduate academic advising
  • First-year and new student recruitment initiatives
  • Registration, course add/drops, degree requirement checklists, letter of permission
  • Internal transfers to CMNS
  • New student transfers from university/college into CMNS
  • Undergraduate recruitment strategies and analytics
  • Undergraduate recruitment event coordination
  • Degree planning
  • Important SFU academic deadlines and dates
  • Referrals to other support services at SFU

Alicia Akenhead

Undergraduate Advisor

E: cmns2@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Alicia can help with:

  • Undergraduate academic advising
  • Registration, course add/drops, degree requirement checklists, letter of permission
  • Internal transfers to CMNS
  • Degree planning
  • Important SFU academic deadlines and dates
  • Referrals to other support services at SFU

Sami Lee

Undergraduate Advisor

E: cmns3@sfu.ca
Room: K9650 (next to BPK)

Sami can help with:

  • Undergraduate academic advising
  • Degree planning
  • Important SFU academic deadlines and dates
  • Referrals to other support services at SFU

Communication and Marketing

Andrew Ringer

Digital Content Manager

cmnscomm@sfu.ca
Room: K9677

Andrew can help with:

  • News stories (student, alum, faculty)
  • Social media requests
  • Internal faculty and staff communication requests
  • Communication project support
  • Website requests
  • Course promotion
  • Newsletter creation

 

Technical

Brian Langdeau

Technical Manager

T: 778-782-2012
Technical Request: cmnstech@sfu.ca
E: langdeau@sfu.ca
Room: K8651

Brian can help with:

  • General technical support and hardware and software recommendations
  • Technical equipment sourcing and purchasing
  • Computing and specialized course-specific equipment inventory maintenance
  • Video conferencing needs assessment/recommendations

 

Alexandre Klinke

Production Technologist

T: 778-782-7353
Technical Request: cmnstech@sfu.ca
E: aklinke@sfu.ca
Room: K8651

Alex can help with:

  • General desktop support and troubleshooting
  • Lab and classroom technical support
  • Audio-visual equipment requests
  • Provisioning of software and hardware
  • Guidance and technical support for Production courses

Co-op Staff

Liesl Jurock

Co-op Coordinator

T: 778-782-5542
E: lrjurock@sfu.ca
Room: K9655

Liesl can help with:

  • Advising and coaching Communication Co-op students on career and job search
  • Liaising with employers seeking to post Co-op job opportunities
  • Supporting current Communication Co-op students and employers during Co-op work terms

Sara Sethna

Co-op Coordinator

T: 778-782-2107
E: ssethna@sfu.ca
Room: K9655

Sara can help with:

  • Advising and coaching Communication Co-op students on career and job search
  • Liaising with employers seeking to post Co-op job opportunities
  • Supporting current Communication Co-op students and employers during Co-op work terms

Sangita Mudaliar

Program Assistant

T: 778-782-5367
E: cmnscoop@sfu.ca
Room: K9657

Sangita can help with:

  • Responding to inquiries from Communication students interested in joining the Co-op program
  • Processing new applications to Co-op and Co-op work permit letters
  • Administering Co-op processes for students and employers