Office of the Provost Staff Directory

In Alphabetical Order By Last Name

Lindsay Baranowski
Administrative and Financial Coordinator
Tel: (780) 248-5667
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 to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
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 signature and approval. All requests for the Provost are coordinated through her.

Gisele Bourgeois
Executive Coordinator to the Deputy Provost (Academic)
Tel: (780) 492-7494
Gisele provides comprehensive administrative support to the Deputy Provost (Academic), including calendar management. All requests for the Deputy Provost (Academic) are coordinated through her.

Kathleen Brough
Chief of Staff
Tel: (780) 492-6655
Kathleen provides strategic advice and manages issues for the Provost, Deputy Provosts and the senior team. Kathleen is also responsible for coordinating activities at a senior level across the academic portfolio and with other portfolios.

Jaime Chan
Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost (Programs) and the Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives)
Tel: (780) 492-2280
Jaime provides comprehensive administrative support, including calendar management to the Vice-Provost (Programs) and the Vice-Provost (Learning Initiatives).

Vivien Chu
Director, Academic Budget and Planning
Tel: (780) 492-4957
Vivien 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.

Theresa Curry
Financial Officer
Tel: (780) 492-8372
Theresa oversees financial aspects of the academic portfolio including institutional, operating, and endowment funds.

Deborah Eerkes
Sexual Violence Response Coordinator
Tel: (780) 492-2289
Deborah works with stakeholders and units across the institution to review and strengthen institutional policies and procedures, to ensure training programs are accessible and reflect best practices, and to help build a network of expertise and resources across the institution.

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.

Evelyn Hamdon
Senior Advisor, Equity and Human Rights
Tel: (780) 492-8138
Evelyn plays a leading role in advancing the university’s EDI strategic direction. She provides advice to senior leadership in all portfolios and throughout all areas of the university’s academic mandate. Working with colleagues across the university, Evelyn facilitates the development of education and awareness on issues related to EDI for senior administrators and for senior administrator recruitment and review committees, university governance committees, and other priority bodies.

Nancie Hodgson
Committee and Records Coordinator
Tel: (780) 492-6830
Nancie provides general coordination support to the committees managed by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and is also responsible for document and records management.


Jenny Lambe
Portfolio Initiatives Coordinator - Quality Assurance
Tel: (780) 492-1893
Jenny provides support for all logistical aspects of the Quality Assurance suite of activities.

Logan Mardhani-Bayne
Strategic Development Manager
Tel: (780) 492-6617
Logan 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 such as the Signature Areas and EDI initiatives.

Pamela McCoy Jones
Executive Director, Supporting Indigenous Language Revitalization (SILR)
Pamela manages the overall implementation of the SILR project, including connecting with project leads across the institution, and communicate the progress and outcomes to the different stakeholders.

Patrice Melnyk

Executive Coordinator to the Deputy Provost (Students and Enrolment)
Tel: (780) 492-9739
Patrice provides comprehensive administrative support to the Deputy Provost (Students and Enrolment), including calendar management. All requests for the Deputy Provost (Students and Enrolment) are coordinated through her.

Tanya Northfield

Receptionist and Office Assistant

Davina Rousell
Research Associate, Supporting Indigenous Language Revitalization (SILR)
Davina works with the Supporting Indigenous Language Revitalization Project, leading the interdisciplinary research project which seeks a deeper understanding of the connections between Indigenous language and wellbeing.

Nella Sajlovic
Indigenous Strategies Manager
Tel: (780) 492-6304
Nella coordinates strategic planning for the Office of the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Programming & Research). She supports the development of the Indigenous Institutional Strategic Plan and the development of the University of Alberta's relationships with Indigenous communities.

Glen Thomas
Canada Research Chairs Coordinator & Advisor
Glen manages the Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC), and Canada 150 Research Chairs (C150) Programs across campus. He works in the Provost’s Office and supports the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) Office in this work. Glen advises and supports researchers and faculty administrators in preparing nominations to these important Tri-agency Programs.