Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Staff Directory

[Listing in alphabetical order]

Lindsay Baranowski
Administrative and Financial Coordinator

Tel: (780) 492-7404

Lindsay manages the day-to-day financial activities of the office and ensures all financial transactions are in compliance with policy and procedure. She is the first point of contact for any payments requiring approval of the Provost. 

Kally Basra
Executive Coordinator 

Tel: (780) 492-3836

Kally provides comprehensive executive support to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) including schedule/calendar management. She coordinates all correspondence and communications for the Provost including vetting items requiring his signature and approval. All requests for the Provost are coordinated through her.

Kathleen Brough
Senior Administrative Officer

Tel: (780) 492-6655

Kathleen provides strategic advice and manages issues for the Provost, Deputy Provost and the senior team. Kathleen is also responsible for coordinating activities at a senior level across the academic portfolio and with other portfolios.

Theresa Curry 
Financial Officer

Tel: (780) 492-8372

Theresa oversees financial aspects of the academic portfolio including institutional, operating, and endowment funds.

Executive Coordinator to the Deputy Provost

Tel: (780) 492-7494

The Executive Coordinator provides comprehensive administrative support to the Deputy Provost, including calendar management. She is the first point of contact in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). All requests for the Deputy Provost are coordinated through the EA.

Elisa Ferrarin Burgess
Quality Assurance Coordinator 

Tel: (780) 492-5661

Elisa provides administrative support to the quality assurance review process. She is the first point of contact for faculties and units undertaking quality assurance reviews, and for members of review committees.

Edith Finczak
Director, Academic Budget and Planning 

Tel: (780) 492-4957

Edith provides high level financial advice and guidance to the Office of the Provost and the Faculties. She is a key  liaison with faculties and units on operational issues of academic planning, enrolment and budgeting.

Suzanne French
Portfolio Initiatives Coordinator 

Tel: (780) 492-7586

Suzanne provides administrative program support for MOOC oversight and development, as well as resource support for international oversight committees. Suzanne also provides technical support for program and policy development and approval processes.

Rose Huculak
Records Coordinator 

Tel: (780) 492-6830

Rose is responsible for document and records management for the Office of the Provost and also provides general administrative support to the office.

Arlene Knudson
Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provosts 

Tel: (780) 492-2280

Arlene provides administrative support and calendar management to the Vice-Provost (Programs), Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives), and Associate Vice-President (Research) and (Academic).

Strategic Initiatives Manager 

Tel: (780) 492-2119

The Strategic Initiatives Manager coordinates strategic planning for the Office of the Provost and VP (Academic). In collaboration with other institutional portfolios, he takes a lead role in the development of key strategic documents, and guides initiatives to transform long-term institutional goals into action.

Andrea Patrick
Kate Peters (on maternity leave)
Portfolio Initiatives Manager 
Tel: (780) 492-6709

Andrea supports the oversight of academic programs including liaising  with the Ministry and the Campus Alberta Quality Council on new academic program proposals. Andrea is also the lead on the Quality Assurance program and activities. She also coordinates portfolio policy development, provides support for projects and initiatives, and is the FOIPP officer for the office.

Helen Steinke
Officer Manager 

Tel: (780) 492-1503

Helen oversees the functional management of the Provost’s office, including space allocations, office and computing equipment, and building maintenance. She is responsible for human resource administration for the portfolio and ensures coordination of administrative support activities. Helen also provides administrative support to the Senior Administrative Officer.