Searches & Appointments

Learn about recent searches, appointments and reappointments that fall under the purview of the Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement, UBC Okanagan

The Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor is delighted to announce the appointment of Adrienne Skinner as Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement at UBC Okanagan as of May 15, 2022.

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Managing Director, Human Resources, UBC Okanagan

The Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexandra Bayne as Managing Director, Human Resources, UBC’s Okanagan as of June 1, 2022.

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Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem, UBC Okanagan

The Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor is delighted to announce the appointment of Rehan Sadiq as Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem,  UBC Okanagan as of February 1, 2022.

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Associate Vice-President, University Relations, UBC Okanagan

The Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor is delighted to announce the appointment of Marten Youssef as the inaugural Associate Vice-President, University Relations, UBC Okanagan, as of January 4, 2022.

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Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan

Last updated: May 2022

The search committee has been struck and consists of members nominated or elected by Senate, Board of Governors, and additional members as defined by the policy that governs the appointment of senior leadership.  

A list of potential candidates is currently being reviewed and interviews are planned to commence in early June.

Committee members

Lesley Cormack, Chair  Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor 
Phil Barker    Vice Principal, Research   
Harshita Chopra    Undergraduate Student   
Tanya Forneris    Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development  
Ian Foulds    Associate Professor, School of Engineering 
George Grinnell    Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies   
Saami Hafeez
Undergraduate student
Sandy Hilton    Associate Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Management 
Jennifer Jakobi   Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development   
Jonathan Low    Graduate Student   
Nancy McKenzie    Chair, Board of Governors  
Stephen McNeil
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science
Margaret Reeves    Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies     
Bill Sundhu    Member, Board of Governors 
Silvia Tomášková    Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences   
Nicole Udzenija    Member, Board of Governors   
Cara Kirkey, Secretary to the Chair Project Coordinator, Principal and Deputy-Vice Chancellor’s office (non-voting member) 

Any questions or feedback from the campus community can be directed to deputy.vicechancellor@ubc.ca.