Office of the Dean Directory

For faculty and staff looking for FASS resources visit the FASS portal

Executive Team

Event request for Dean or Associate Dean

The Dean and Associate Deans value the opportunity to attend both internal and external events. If you would like to request the Dean or an Associate Dean's presence at an event, please submit a request.


Administrative support

Administrative support staff for the Dean and Associate Deans.


Works with donors and prospective donors to garner support for fundraising priorities identified by the Dean. 

The team acts as the main conduit between the Faculty and SFU’s Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE) office which provides support for this work through robust processes, systems and reporting.

Laura Penner: English; Economics; French; Gerontology; Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Languages; Linguistics; Philosophy; Public Policy; Sociology and Anthropology; World Languages and Literatures.
Lauren Gilbert: Criminology; Applied Legal Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Global Asia; Global Humanities; Graduate Liberal Studies; History; International Studies; Labour Studies; Political Science; Psychology; Cognitive Science; Urban Studies.

Arts Central

The hub for FASS students to easily connect with staff to discuss academic or engagement matters, to work, or to simply connect with fellow students.

Arts Central has academic advisors, a student engagement coordinator and staff working for co-operative education programs to support students with their undergraduate experience.

Connect with Arts Central (AQ 3020)

Faculty affairs

The first point of contact for questions related to academic personnel matters in FASS and related collective agreements and policies: term and continuing faculty, practitioner faculty, TSSU-mandated term appointments, visiting faculty or scholars, post-retirement contracts, etc. 


Oversee and manage FASS financial-related functions associated with course planning, course access requests, endowment budgets, expense claims, procurement requisitions, and general budget matters.

Indigenous Relations

Guides FASS in engaging with Indigenous faculty, staff, students, and communities in order to support and grow Indigenous faculty and students. 

Information Systems

Primary contact point for all information systems and IT requests.

Primary contact point:
Phone number for urgent issues/requests: (778) 782-6685

Marketing & communications

Develops print and digital materials, manages the FASS website and social media channels, and write stories on our faculty, students, and alumni. 

Primary contact:
Phone number: (778) 782-9415

Research support

For support in developing competitive research grant applications and matters related to funding opportunities.

TRACS project team

For support help related to the FASS Teaching Research and Collaboration System (FASS TRACS)