Okanagan Leadership Team


The Okanagan Leadership Team is the senior advisory body to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal on key administrative decisions for UBC’s Okanagan campus.

This team brings together members of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Direct Reports team and the Deans’ Council.

Planning includes development of campus goals and initiatives, review and recommendation to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal for resource allocations and program development, student recruitment and retention, and other issues.


  • Chair: Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal
  • Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic
  • Philip Barker, Associate Vice-President and Vice-Principal Research
  • Ian Cull, Associate Vice-President, Students
  • Rob Einarson, Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations
  • Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion
  • Gordon Binsted, Associate Provost, Academic Health Initiatives and Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Development
  • Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education
  • Allan Jones, Regional Associate Dean, Interior and Associate Vice-Provost, Medical Sciences, Southern Medical Program
  • Barbara Rutherford, Dean pro tem, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Rehan Sadiq, Associate Dean, School of Engineering
  • Roger Sugden, Dean, Faculty of Management
  • Dwayne Tannant, Dean pro tem, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Bryce Traister, Dean, Creative and Critical Studies
  • Paul van Donkelaar, Associate Vice-Principal, Research
  • Heather Berringer, Associate Provost, Learning Services and Chief Librarian
  • Jennifer Burns, Associate Vice-President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Fred Vogt, Deputy Registrar
  • Adrienne Nolan, Director, Development and Alumni Relations
  • Gillian Henderson, Director, Human Resources
  • Bud Mortenson, Director, University Relations
  • Nicole Udzenija, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the DVC