Okanagan Campus Administration

The University of British Columbia is one university with two major campuses — one located in Vancouver and the other in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley.

Senior leaders from throughout the UBC system report to UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono. The senior administrator for the Okanagan campus is Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal.

Senior Administrators

Name Title
Professor Santa J. OnoSanta Ono President & Vice-Chancellor

The role of the President is to provide oversight and direction for the operation of the university, in accordance with the strategic framework and directions of our governing bodies, the Board of Governors and the Senates. Members of the President’s Executive group include:

Professor Deborah BuszardDeborah Buszard, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Okanagan campus provides overall leadership for UBC in the Okanagan and is a member of the UBC system executive leadership team. Key internal functions include:

  • Ensuring an effective organizational structure that reflects campus operational needs;
  • Leading strategic planning based on the imperatives outlined in the UBC strategic plan and campus vision documents;
  • Ensuring strategic allocation and stewardship of resources for a sustainable financial plan.

The DVC and Principal works externally to foster effective relationships for the campus and the university at the local, national and international levels.

Dr. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic Provost and Vice-Principal Academic

The Provost and Vice-Principal Academic is responsible for academic leadership and administration for the Okanagan campus, providing direction in planning, policy development and resource management to achieve the university’s strategic goals.

The Provost and Vice-Principal provides leadership for the campus’ eight faculties and schools, including Arts and Sciences, Creative and Critical Studies, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health and Social Development, and Medicine. Also reporting to the Provost are the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Development, the Library, the International Student Initiative, and Enrolment Services.

Dr. Philip BarkerPhil Barker Associate Vice-President Research & Vice-Principal Research

The Vice-Principal Research is responsible for providing leadership and direction on all research matters on the Okanagan campus.

The Vice-Principal Research works to deepen the research and innovation culture on campus and build the structure and relationships to increase research and innovation capacity, as well as advocate for the university’s research and innovation mission. Included in the responsibilities for this role are oversight of the University Industry Liaison Office, the Office of Research Services and the research institutes at the Okanagan campus.

Dr. Barker serves in the dual role of AVP Research for the UBC system and Vice-Principal Research for the Okanagan campus.

Mr. Ian CullIan Cull Associate Vice-President Students

The Associate Vice-President Students leads a portfolio which creates programs and student opportunities that improve student success, facilitates program connections between students and their academic units, and builds institutional affinity.

The Students portfolio includes the following areas: Student Development and Advising, Aboriginal Student Programs and Services, International Programs and Services, Health and Wellness, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, and Athletics and Recreation.

Mr. Rob EinarsonIan Cull Associate Vice-President Finance and Operations

The Associate Vice-President Finance and Operations provides leadership in financial and operational areas of the Okanagan campus and is a member of the UBC system financial team. This diverse portfolio includes:

Okanagan Campus Deans

Dr. Gordon Binsted Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Development
Dr. Blye Frank Dean, Faculty of Education
Dr. Dwayne Tannant Dean pro tem, College of Graduate Studies
Dr. Allan Jones Regional Associate Dean, Interior, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Rehan Sadiq Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Dr. Roger Sugden Dean, Faculty of Management
Dr. Barbara Rutherford Dean pro tem, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Bryce Traister Dean, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies