Office of the Dean

Assistant Dean (Administration)

Amy Dambrowitz

Assistant Dean (Administration)

Seconded to the Registrar's Office, Oct. 2018 - Oct. 2019

Dr. Amy Dambrowitz received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of British Columbia. Since then, she has worked at institutions in Canada and the US, developing her understanding of research, academic planning processes, and university culture. Dr. Dambrowitz has been a part of the University of Alberta’s research and planning community for ten years, most recently as Strategic Development Manager in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), where she was a key member of the team that developed For the Public Good, the University's 2016-2020 strategic plan.

Dr. Dambrowitz is grateful for the opportunity to work with the diverse, talented, dedicated, and knowledgeable people across the university who collaborate for the benefit of our students and our society as a whole.

Dr. Dambrowitz enjoys traveling with her family, Scottish country dancing, and exploring the Edmonton river valley.

Responsibilities as Assistant Dean (Administration):

  • To make certain that FGSR is a great place to work, a great team for others to work with, and most importantly, a source of support and encouragement for the academic success and professional development of all University of Alberta graduate students
  • To build and maintain strong, positive, long-term working relationships with client and partner units across the University, and with our provincial and national partners
  • To support the academic mission of the University by ensuring that FGSR has the human, physical and technological resources required to provide exceptional service to students and departments
  • To work in partnership with the Vice-Provost and Dean, FGSR, and the Faculty's Senior Financial Officer to develop and implement the Faculty's strategic plan 

My advice to our graduate students:

  • Have a plan about where you are going after graduate school, and remember to work towards that goal. Then, enjoy the unique opportunity that you have to think broadly and deeply about a problem of your choosing.