Office of the President

2-24 South Academic Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6G 2G7

Telephone: 780-492-3212

How to find us

The Office of the President is located on the second floor of the South Academic Building (SAB). The South Academic Building is located between the Administration Building and the Dentistry/Pharmacy Building, across the street from St. Joseph's College, north of the 114th Street and 87th Avenue intersection.

Nearest parking areas to the South Academic Building are the Education parking lot (for short- and long-term stays), and the metered parking loop south of HUB Mall (for a maximum of two hours). 

Staff Directory (in alphabetical order)

Bernadette Chan
Financial Administrator

Tel: 780-492-2857

Bernadette Chan works to ensure that the day-to-day financial and human resources activities in the office are carried out efficiently and according to best practices, and comply with U of A policy and procedure.  

Charlotte Padilla
Information Co-ordinator

Tel: 780-492-3212

Charlotte Padilla is responsible for maintaining the office’s electronic mail database as well as tracking all records and action items. Charlotte is the first point of contact for the President’s Office and assists with general inquiries.

Bobbi Schiestel

Tel: 780-492-4185

Bobbi Schiestel is responsible for project and issues management, administrative leadership and supervision of the Office of the President. Bobbi provides oversight of senior advisory and administrative management services to both the office and the university.

Sheila Stosky 
Events and Project Co-ordinator

Tel: 780-492-1525

Sheila Stosky manages all functions and events hosted by the President, schedules the President’s calendar in relation to invitations, and manages the President’s residence.

Catherine Swindlehurst
Chief of Staff

Tel: 780-492-9592 

Catherine Swindlehurst provides direct consultation and advice to the president and other members of the university’s executive on issues, policies and decisions. Catherine takes a lead role in identifying strategic linkages between institutional portfolios and developing long-term, mission-based priorities for the president.

Janet Walker
Executive Officer

Tel: 780-492-6658

Janet Walker provides management and oversight of the president’s schedule and briefing materials. Janet is also charged with supporting and co-ordinating the President’s Executive Committee (PEC).