Deans and Principals

Main Library concourse 1920sHeads of Academic Units, 1914-present

UBC’s academic programmes are organized in Faculties (headed by Deans), and Colleges (headed by Principals).

UBC-Vancouver

Faculties

Colleges

UBC-Okanagan

Faculties

The Faculties at UBC-Vancouver and UBC-Okanagan (some of which are branded as “Schools” or “Colleges”) represent traditional academic disciplines or fields of study and research. They are headed by Deans. The Faculties are in turn organized into departments (traditional academic subjects), schools (professional or graduate-level programmes), and institutes (primarily research-based).

UBC-Vancouver’s Colleges are a newer category, and are intended to facilitate and support interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and research. These units are headed by Principals.

Medicine and Applied Science are dual-campus faculties. In both cases, the head of the UBC-Okanagan faculty office reports to the Faculty Dean at UBC-Vancouver.

UBC-Vancouver

Faculty of Applied Science – Deans

Reginald W. Brock
John N. Finlayson
H.J. MacLeod
Henry C. Gunning
David M. Myers
William Armstrong
W.D. Finn
L.M. Wedepohl
Axel Meisen
Michael Isaacson
Tyseer Aboulnasr
Eric Hall (pro tem)
Marc Parlange
1915-1935
1936-1950
1951-1954
1954-1959
1960-1965
1966-1969
1970-1979
1979-1986
1986-1997
1997-2008
2008-2011
2011-2013
2013-present

Faculty of Arts* – Deans

G.E. Robinson
H.T.J. Coleman
Daniel Buchanan
S.N.F. Chant
Kaspar D. Naegele
Dennis M. Healy
John H. Young
Douglas T. Kenny
Robert M. Will
David J. Elkins (acting)
M. Patricia Marchak
Shirley Neuman
W. Alan Tully
Anne Martin-Matthews (pro tem)
Nancy Gallini
Gage Averill
1916-1920
1921-1929
1929-1949
1949-1964
1964-1965
1965-1969
1969-1970
1970-1975
1975-1990
1990-1991
1991-1996
1996-1998
1998-2002
Jan.-Aug. 2002
2002-2010
2010-present
* From 1916 to 1922 known as the Faculty of Arts. Renamed the Faculty of Arts and Science in 1922/23. In 1963, Arts and Science were split into separate faculties.

Sauder School of Business* – Deans

Earle D. MacPhee
G. Neil Perry
Colin C. Gourlay (acting)
Philip H. White
Colin C. Gourlay (acting)
Noel A. Hall
Stanley W. Hamilton (acting)
Peter A. Lusztig
Michael A. Goldberg
Derek Atkin (acting)
Daniel F. Muzyka
Robert Helsley
1956-1960
1960-1965
1965-1966
1966-1973
1973-1974
1974-1976
1976-1977
1977-1991
1991-1997
1997-1999
1999-2012
2012-present
* From 1956 to 2003 known as the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

Faculty of Dentistry – Deans

S. Wah Leung
George Beagrie
Paul Robertson
Marcia Boyd (pro tem)
Edwin H.K. Yen
Charles Shuler
1963-1978
1978-1988
1988-1992
1992-1994
1994-2007
2008-present

Faculty of Education – Deans

Neville Scarfe
John H.M. Andrews
T.R. Bentley (acting)
Daniel R. Birch
T.D. McKie (acting)
Nancy M. Sheehan
Robert J. Tierney
Jon Shapiro (pro tem)
Blye Frank
1956-1973
1973-1980
1980-1981
1981-1985
1985-1987
1987-2000
2000-2010
2010-2011
2011-present

Faculty of Forestry – Deans

Lowell Besley
Geoge S. Allen
Robert W. Wellwood
Thomas G. Wright
Joseph A.F. Gardner
Robert W. Kennedy
Clark S. Binkley
John A. McLean (acting)
Jack Saddler
John Innes
1951-1953
1953-1962
1962-1963
1963-1964
1965-1983
1983-1991
1991-1998
1998-2000
2000-2010
2010-present

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies* – Deans

Henry F. Angus
Gordon M. Shrum
Frederick H. Soward
Ian McTaggart Cowan
Peter Larkin
Peter Suedfeld
John Grace
Frieda Granot
Ann Rose (pro tem)
Barbara Evans
Susan Porter (pro tem 2011-2013)
1949-1956
1956-1961
1961-1964
1964-1975
1975-1984
1984-1990
1990-1996
1996-2006
2006-2007
2007-2011
2011-present
* From 1949 to 2013 known as the Faculty of Graduate Studies

College of Health Disciplines – Principals

John Gilbert
Lesley Bainbridge (pro tem)
Louise Nasmith
2001-2006
2006-2007
2007-present

College for Interdisciplinary Studies* – Principals

Douw Steyn (acting)
Timothy McDaniels (acting)
Grant Ingram
Jim Thompson (acting)
Michael Burgess
Hugh Brock
2006-2007
March 2007
April-June 2007
2007-2008
2008-2011
2011-2013
* The College was closed in 2013 and its programs were transferred to the relevant faculties.

Faculty of Land and Food Systems* – Deans

Leonard S. Klinck
F.M. Clement
Blythe Eagles
Michael Shaw
Warren Kitts
Beryl March
James F. Richards
Moura Quayle
Murray B. Isman
Rickey Yada
1914-1919
1919-1949
1949-1967
1967-1975
1975-1984
1984-1985
1985-1997
1997-2005
2005-2014
2014-present
* From 1914 to 1969 known as the Faculty of Agriculture, and from 1969 to 2005 as the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

Peter A. Allard School of Law* – Deans

George F. Curtis
Albert J. McClean
Kenneth M. Lysyk
Peter Burns
C. Lynn Smith
Joost Blom
Mary Anne Bobinski
Catherine Dauvergne
1945-1971
1971-1976
1976-1982
1982-1991
1991-1997
1997-2003
2003-2015
2015-present
* From 1945 to 2015 known as the Faculty of Law

Faculty of Medicine – Deans

Myron M. Weaver
John Patterson
John McCreary
D.V. Bates
William Webber
Martin Hollenberg
John A. Cairns
Gavin C.E. Stuart
Dermot Kelleher
1949-1955
1956-1958
1959-1972
1972-1977
1977-1990
1990-1996
1996-2003
2003-2015
2015-present

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences – Deans

Esli L. Woods
A. Whitney Matthews
Bernard E. Riedel
John H. McNeill
Frank S. Abbott
Robert D. Sindelar
K.Wayne Riggs (pro tem)
Michael Coughtrie
1946-1951
1952-1967
1967-1984
1985-1996
1996-2002
2002-2013
March-July 2013
2013-present
* From 1946 to 1969 known as the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Faculty of Science* – Deans

H.T.J. Coleman
Daniel Buchanan
S.N.F. Chant
Vladimir J. Okulitch
George M. Volkoff
C.V. Finnegan
R.C. Miller
D.H. Dolphin
Barry C. McBride
Maria Klawe
John W. Hepburn
Simon H. Peacock
1922-1929
1929-1949
1949-1964
1964-1971
1971-1979
1979-1985
1985-1988
1988-1989
1990-1998
1998-2003
2003-2006
2006-present
* From 1915 to 1963 part of the Faculty of Arts / Arts and Science. Deans Coleman, Buchanan, and Chant were officially “Dean of Arts and Science”. In 1963, Arts and Science were split into separate faculties.

UBC-Okanagan

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences – Deans

Bernie Bauer
Cynthia Mathieson
Barbara Rutherford (pro tem)
Wisdom Tettey
2005-2009
2009-2013
2013-2015
2015-present

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies – Deans

Robert Belton
Kenneth Phillips (pro tem)
Wisdom Tettey
Robert Eggleston (pro tem)
2005-2010
2010-2011
2011-2015
2015-present

Faculty of Education – Deans

Robert Campbell
Lynn Bosetti
Gordon Binsted (pro tem)
2005-2010
2010-2014
2014-present

Faculty of Health and Social Development – Deans

Joan Bottorff
Kathy Rush
Edward Taylor (pro tem)
Mary Courtney
Gordon Binsted
2005-2008
2008-2010
2010
2010-2011
2011-present

Faculty of Management – Deans

Russell Currie
Ian Stuart
Daniel Muzyka
Spiro Yannocopoulos (pro tem)
Roger Sugden
2006-2007
2007-2009
2010-2012
2012
2012-present

College of Graduate Studies – Deans

Marvin Krank
Miriam Grant
2005-2011
2011-present