Staff Directory

To contact any of our staff, please submit a request in our online help system.

Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Wade Parkhouse, BPE (Alta), MPE, PhD (Br Col)
The Dean is responsible for the overall administration of graduate studies, and chairs all major Senate committees related to graduate affairs.

Secretary to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean, Students
Sheilagh MacDonald
First point of contact for the Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean, Students.

Associate Dean, Students
Jeff Derksen, MA, PhD (University of Calgary)
Manages graduate student issues, including supervision; develops scholarship workshops and professional skills programs.

Associate Dean, Academics
Peter Liljedahl, BSc (SFU), PhD (SFU)

Administers academic graduate programs and new graduate programs; reviews academic policies and procedures; develops academic support services for students.

Secretary to the Associate Dean, Academics
Daria Babeshko
First point of contact for the Associate Dean, Academics. Assistant to the Senate Graduate Studies Committee and Graduate Program Assistant for the Special Arrangements PhD program.

Director of Administrative Services
Deena Coburn
Oversees budgets, human resources, and the administration of all merit-based graduate scholarship and award programs from internal and external funding sources. The Director also assists the Dean in policy matters and special projects.

Director of Graduate Admissions, Records, & Registration
Administers all of the registrarial functions of Graduate Studies, including admissions, registration, student records, and convocation.

Manager of Graduate Admissions, Records, & Registration
Callen Clarke - Karen Ng (on-leave)
Provides support for users of the student information system and all registrarial functions, including admissions, registration, and student records.

Graduate Awards Manager
Rachel Dawson
Administers all merit-based graduate scholarship and award programs from internal and external funding sources.

Graduate Awards Assistant
Ingrid Woldenga
Provides support for the administration of all merit-based graduate scholarship and award programs from internal and external funding sources.

Financial and Award Systems Manager
Sara Du
Administers all budgetary and financial matters regarding graduate scholarship funding, award payments, and departmental operating budgets.

Financial and Award Systems Assistant
Damon Pang
Provides support for all budgetary and financial matters regarding graduate scholarship funding, award payments, and departmental operating budgets.

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, Records, and Registration
Shelley Gair
Responsible for the implementation of consistent graduate studies curriculum and academic graduation requirements; coordinates and provides support on associated procedures and policies.

Temporary Coordinator, Graduate Curriculum
Krista Gerlich-Fitzgerald
Coordinates and provides support on the implementation of graduate academic curriculum associated with the Senate Graduate Studies Committee.

Communications Officer / See CAPE Office
Gladys We
Responsible for the graduate studies website, blog and assists with strategic communications.

Indigenous Graduate Student Programs Coordinator / See CAPE Office
Develops programs and services to support Indigenous graduate students.

Coordinator, Postdoctoral Fellows & Professional Development Programs / See CAPE Office
Coordinates and supports the development of professional development programs, and provides support to postdoctoral fellows.

Graduate Studies Coordinator / See CAPE Office
Persia Sayyari
Develops programs and services to support graduate students.

Marketing and Communications Associate Co-op Student / See CAPE Office
Danika Wong
Assists with the graduate studies website, blog and events. 

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