Committees & Advisory Groups

The Principal chairs and participates in a number of committees and advisory groups, both internal and external, as part of UBC Okanagan’s shared leadership model and to gather advice on key administrative decisions for the campus.

The Okanagan Leadership Council (OLC) is the senior advisory body to the Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor on strategic direction, resource prioritization and policy decisions for UBC’s Okanagan campus. It is a key table as part of UBC Okanagan’s shared leadership structure.

Members

  • Chair: Lesley Cormack, Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Phil Barker, Vice-Principal Research & Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation
  • Alex Bayne, Managing Director, Human Resources
  • Lael Parrott, Dean pro tem, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
  • Rob Einarson, Associate Vice-President, Finance & Operations
  • Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, Faculty of Education
  • Sandy Hilton, Dean pro tem, Faculty of Management
  • Will Hughes, Director, School of Engineering
  • Margaret Macintyre Latta Director, Okanagan School of Education
  • Sarah McCorquodale, Regional Associate Dean, Southern Medical Program
  • Dale Mullings, Associate Vice-President Students
  • James Olson, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Rehan Sadiq, Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Peter Simpson, Dean, College of Graduate Studies
  • Adrienne Skinner, Executive Director, Development and Alumni Engagement
  • Marie Tarrant, Dean, Faculty of Health & Social Development
  • Silvia Tomášková, Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Bryce Traister, Dean, Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies
  • Nicole Udzenija, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Adrienne Vedan, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on Indigenous Affairs
  • Marten Youssef, Associate Vice-President, University Relations

The Principal’s Executive Committee (PEC) consists of senior executive members of UBC Okanagan’s leadership team and serves as an Okanagan campus parallel to the President’s Executive Committee on the Vancouver campus.

Members

  • Chair: Lesley Cormack, Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Rehan Sadiq, Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Phil Barker, Vice-Principal Research & Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation
  • Dale Mullings, Associate Vice-President Students
  • Rob Einarson, Associate Vice-President, Finance & Operations
  • Marten Youssef, Associate Vice-President, University Relations
  • Adrienne Vedan, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on Indigenous Affairs
  • Adrienne Skinner, Executive Director, Development and Alumni Engagement
  • Alex Bayne, Managing Director, Human Resources
  • Nicole Udzenija, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

The Indigenous Advisory Committee considers the current state of Aboriginal activities on UBC’s Okanagan campus, identifies priority areas of focus for the future, and helps implement strategies to advance these initiatives.

Current priorities for the Committee include development of a professional development program for Indigenous awareness and cultural sensitivity, establishment of an Aboriginal mentorship program for staff and faculty through an Indigenous Caucus, and Indigenous curriculum development.

Members

  • Co-Chair: Ian Foulds, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
  • Co-Chair Adrienne Vedan, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor on Indigenous Affairs
  • Jeannette Armstrong, Associate Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Lesley Cormack, Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Silvia Tomášková, Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Christian Isbister, Indigenous Initiatives Librarian, Library
  • Cara Kirkey, Executive Assistant to the Principal (administrative support)
  • Katrina Plamondon, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development, School of Nursing
  • Rehan Sadiq, Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan
  • Nicole Udzenija, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Tania Willard, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
  • Shawn Wilson, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Bradley Wuetherick, Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning

Pursuant to the University Act, the President of the university has the power to suspend a student and to deal summarily with any matter of student discipline. Student discipline at UBC’s Okanagan campus is governed by the Student Discipline section of the UBC Okanagan Calendar.

The President’s Advisory Committees on Student Discipline advise the President in his decisions with respect to academic discipline by impartially considering allegations of misconduct against students in light of relevant evidence presented.

Structure

Cases that involve Okanagan campus students will be heard by The President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline (Okanagan); committee membership includes faculty and student appointees from the Okanagan campus. The Chair provides recommendations to the President based on deliberations of the committee following a hearing.

Okanagan Campus Membership

Membership of the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline (Okanagan) can be found here.

Please consult the website of the Office of the University Counsel for further information on the academic misconduct process, including rules and forms related to President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline.

Contact

c/o Janine Wood
Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic (UBC Okanagan)
The University of British Columbia
Okanagan campus
Email: pacsd.ubco@ubc.ca

The UBCO Regional Leadership Table was established in 2023 as a successor to the UBCO External Advisory Council and, previously, the UBC President’s Community Advisory Council. It serves as a gathering place for senior Okanagan leaders where topics of wide-ranging economic, social and cultural significance to the Okanagan region can be explored and addressed.

The UBCO RLT provides critical opportunities for connection between the university and community leaders and creates space for dialogue and knowledge exchange. Members help ensure that the constituencies and regions they represent are aware of UBC’s academic, research and community engagement endeavours and, likewise, raise opportunities for the university to connect with their constituencies.

The UBCO RLT Terms of Reference can be found here.

Members

  • Chair: Lesley Cormack, Principal and DVC, UBC Okanagan
  • Sukhpaul Bal, President, BC Cherry Association
  • Julius Bloomfield, Mayor, City of Penticton
  • Susan Brown, CEO, Interior Health Authority
  • Victor Cumming, Mayor, City of Vernon
  • Laurel Douglas, CEO, Economic Trust of the Southern Interior
  • Tom Dyas, Mayor, City of Kelowna
  • Neil Fassina, President, Okanagan College
  • Mike Gawliuk, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna
  • Doug Gilchrist, City Manager, City of Kelowna
  • Sally Ginter, CAO, Regional District of Central Okanagan
  • Ross Halperin, Executive Medical Director, BC Cancer Agency
  • Shauna Harper, CEO, We BC
  • Maryse Harvey, Chair, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
  • Blair Ireland, Mayor, District of Lake Country
  • Kevin Kaardal, CEO/Superintendent, School District 23
  • Gord Milsom, Mayor, City of West Kelowna
  • Malachi Nordine, President, Skytrac
  • Paula Quinn, Executive Director, KF Centre for Excellence
  • Ashley Ramsay, Director, Innovate BC
  • Sam Samaddar, Director, YLW International Airport
  • Carollynn Schafer, Interim CEO, Accelerate Okanagan
  • Howard Soon, Master Winemaker, Vanessa Vineyards
  • Rosemary Thomson, Artistic Director, Opera Kelowna
  • Luke Turri, Chair, Okanagan Development Institute Okanagan
  • Loyal Woodridge, Chair, Regional District of Central Okanagan