VPA Staff Directory

Academic Planning

Kevin Oldknow

Senior Advisor, Academic Planning
Email: acadplanning@sfu.ca

Jane Pulkingham

Senior Advisor, Academic Affairs
Email: acadaffairs@sfu.ca

Zinnat Ali (Acting)

Executive Assistant, AVPA
Email: avpacad@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-5731


Melanie Brown

Director, AVPA
Phone: 778-782-3114

Temporarily on leave.

Dr. Zareen Naqvi

Director, Institutional Research and Planning
Email: zareen_naqvi@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-3600

Annual Enrollment Plan and Targets; Departmental Profiles; Performance Measures; Space Utilization; Student and Institutional Data; Enrollment Management and Planning (Senate Committee).

Dr. Glynn Nicholls

Director, Academic Planning and Quality Assurance
Email: gnicholl@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-6702

Accreditation; External Reviews.

Rich Chambers

Accreditation Officer
Phone: 778-782-9534

Bal Basi

Coordinator, Quality Assurance
Phone: 778-782-7676

Mary Holmes

Director, Strategic Projects and Analysis
Email: mary_holmes@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-6563

Jill Sutherland

Director, University Curriculum and Institutional Liaison

Curriculum Review/Reform; Fraser International College; New Program Approvals; Undergraduate Curriculum; W Seat Funds; University Priorities (Senate Committee).


Coordinator, Undergraduate Curriculum

University Curriculum and Institutional Liaison website

Kelli Whittle

Director, Strategic Projects and Analysis
Phone: 778-782-6575

Learning and Teaching

Dr. Elizabeth Elle

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Learning and Teaching
Email: avplt@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-5433

Megan Bobetsis

Executive Secretary, AVP, Learning and Teaching
Email: avpltsec@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-5433

Nanda Dimitrov

Senior Director, Centre for Educational Excellence
Email: CEE_dir@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.7244

Sheri Fabian

Director of Institute for the Study of Learning and Teaching in the Disciplines
Email: sfabian@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.8136
Website: http://www.sfu.ca/istld.html

Kiran Bisra

Director of Learning Experiences Assessment and Planning
Email: kiran.bisra@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.1867
Website: https://www.sfu.ca/learning-experiences.html

Gino LeBlanc

Director, Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
Email: baffdir@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.6981

Mark Winston

Senior Fellow, Centre for Dialogue;  for the Semester In Dialogue and other “Semester In” programs
Email: winston@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.7894

Rose Evans

Director of Administration for the AVP-Learning & Teaching
Email: LT_DA@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.5464

Learning and Teaching website


Rummana Khan-Hemani

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Students & International

Tariza Bastos

Executive Assistant, VPSI
Email: admvpsi@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4170

Erin Biddlecombe

Senior Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students & International Email: erinb@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-9013

Tracey Mason-Innes

Executive Director, Student Affairs
Email: tmasonin@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-3570 

Leanne Dalton

Senior Director, Student Success and Strategic Support
Email: leanne_dalton@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-7367

Theresa Hanson

Sr. Director, Athletics and Recreation
Email: theresa_hanson@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4080

Carolyn Hanna

Senior Director, International Services for Students
Email: iss_dir@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-7219

CJ Rowe

Director, Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office
Email: cj_rowe@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-5515

Jessica La Rochelle

Director, Indigenous Student Centre (ISC)
Email: jessica_larochelle@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-6929


Catherine Stoddard

Executive Director
Email: adminvpa@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4639

Academic Service Contracts; Conference Funding; Decanal Searches;

Rosetta Cannata

Director, Communications and Marketing
Email: vpacomms@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-6561

Sara Du

Director, Finance and Resource Planning
Email: vpafin@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-5745

Budget, Faculty Renewal Planning, Tri-council Awards, Endowments; Faculty Teaching Fellows; Michael Smith Foundation; Start-up Grant Funding

Sandy Wong

Budget Coordinator
Phone: 778-782-8621

Rebecca Sum

Email: vpa_mgr@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-6562

Amanda Pataky

Executive Assistant, VPA
Email: vpacad@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-3925

Calendar-VPA; Excellence in Teaching Awards; Sterling Prize for Controversy.

Zinnat Ali

Executive Office Assistant
Email: vpaexec@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-5731


Faculty Relations

Ella Forbes-Chillibeck

Executive Director
Email: fr_execdir@sfu.ca
Phone: (778) 782-4715

Justin Mason

Director, Labour Relations
Email: frdir@sfu.ca
Phone: (778) 782-6845

FR Assistant

Assistant and Reception
Email: frsupp@sfu.ca
Phone: (778) 782-9715

Suman Jiwani

Specialist, Equity, Diversity and inclusion
Phone: (778) 782-9880
Email: suman_jiwani@sfu.ca

Faculty Relations website   

Aboriginal Peoples

Ron Johnston

Phone: 778.782.8924
Email: ronaldj@sfu.ca

Karen Matthews

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 778.782.9026
Email: kmatt@sfu.ca

Gary George

Community Relations Officer
Phone: 778.782.8925
Email: ggeorge@sfu.ca