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
  • Rehan Sadiq, Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem, UBC Okanagan
  • Philip Barker, Associate Vice-President and Vice-Principal, Research & Innovation
  • Dale Mullings, Associate Vice-President, Students
  • Rob Einarson, Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations
  • Gordon Binsted, Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Development
  • Sarah McCorquodale, Regional Associate Dean, Interior and Associate Vice-Provost, Medical Sciences, Southern Medical Program
  • Gino DiLabio, Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
  • Jan Hare, Dean pro tem, Faculty of Education
  • Margaret Macintyre Latta, Director, Okanagan School of Education
  • Peter Simpson, Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Roger Sugden, Dean, Faculty of Management
  • Bryce Traister, Dean, Creative and Critical Studies and Dean
  • Heather Berringer, Associate Provost, Learning Services and Chief Librarian
  • Nicole Udzenija, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Silvia Tomášková, Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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
  • Julianne Barry, Post Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Lesley Cormack, Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Gino Dilabio, Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
  • Donna Kurtz, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development
  • Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs
  • Rehan Sadiq, Provost and Vice President Academic pro tem,
  • Bradley Wuetherick, Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning
  • Braden Te Hiwi, Assistant Professor, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Nicole Udzenija, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Tania Willard, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
  • Cara Kirkey, Project Coordinator (administrative support)

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