Governing Committees

Central to the vision of SASI is a commitment to collaborate through the building of partnerships that utilize the capabilities and strengths within the University, British Columbia, and the global community. Through these partnerships, we are better enabled to build a foundation, now and into the future.

In support of this, we are guided by a wide-reaching chain of governing bodies representing the interests of the UBC community. Members of these committees are drawn from the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, UBC Leadership, UBC IT, Enrolment Services, the SASI team, faculty members, administrative staff, student representatives, as well as executive representation from leaders outside of UBC.

 

 

Details about the responsibilities of these groups and their members are listed below.

** denotes a member who is also a SASI sponsor.
 
SASI Executive Leadership

Provides strategic oversight and approval of the SASI program within the UBC context and linkage to the UBC Executive.

  • Kate Ross, Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
  • Jennifer Burns, AVP Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Stuart Bourhill, SASI Program Director (Ex-officio)
  • Cynthia Mathieson, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, UBC Okanagan
  • Andrew Simpson, Vice-President Finance
  • Andrea Szeri, Provost and Vice President Academic, UBC Vancouver
Program Sponsors

Ensures the institution’s support for the SASI vision and objectives, and for the work involved in these achievements. This group will act to arbitrate conflicting demands on the Delivery Team and oversee achievable goals and objectives within the UBC context.

  • Kate Ross, Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
  • Jennifer Burns, Chief Information Officer
  • Ian Cavers, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
  • Patricia Lasserre, Associate Provost, Enrolment and Academic Programs
Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC)

Provides strategic direction and oversight with respect to UBC IT governance, investments, practices, and initiatives in the context of broad industry best practices. Its initial focus within SASI has been a review of the Program formation and associated risks. Additional information on ITAC can also be found here

  • Robert McFarlane (Chair), Corporate Director, Ex-CFO Telus
  • Jennifer Burns, AVP Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, UBC
  • Gage Averil, Provost and Vice President Academic
  • Deborah Buszard, Principal of the UBC Okanagan campus and Deputy Vice Chancellor, UBC
  • Mike Coughtrie, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
  • Raghwa Gopal, UBC Board of Governors
  • Michael Korenberg, UBC Board of Governors 
  • Stephen Lamb (ex-officio), DCIO, UBC
  • Dru Marshall, Provost of the University of Calgary
  • Sean O'Sullivan, Corporate Director, HSBC
  • Simon Peacock, Dean of the Faculty of Science, UBC
  • Andrew Simpson, Vice President Finance, UBC
  • Andrea Szeri, Provost and Vice President Academic
  • Kevin Smith, UBC Board of Governors
  • Wisdom Tettey, Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC
Program Steering Committee

The Program Steering Committee provides strategic leadership ensuring organizational concepts and directions are established and maintained with a visionary view. Its role is to monitor and review SASI Program/Project status, as well provide oversight of the program deliverable roll-out.

  • Kate Ross, Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
  • Jennifer Burns, AVP Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Patricia Lasserre, Associate Provost, Enrolment and Academic Programs, UBC Okanagan
  • Ian Cavers, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
  • Ramine Adl, Associate Professor, Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan (Co-Chair)
  • Marnie Anderson, Strategic Change Management Consultant
  • Alexandra Bayne, Managing Director, Workplace Learning & Engagement
  • Stuart Bourhill, SASI Program Director
  • Rob Einarson, AVP Finance and Operations, UBCO
  • Cath Fairlie, Director, Solution Delivery & Design, UBC IT
  • Paul Hobson, Director, Architecture, Strategy & Planning
  • Glen Ingham, Program Director, HR Finance Renewal
  • Patrick Kavanagh, Contractor, PAPS
  • Trish Pekeles, Executive Director, Financial Operations, PAPS
  • Jenny Phelps, Associate Registrar & Director Transformation
  • David Shorthouse, Director, Academic Portfolio Initiatives, VPAO
SASI Process Integration Ownership Committee (SPIOC)

The SASI Program Process Integration Ownership Committee (SPIOC) is a committee within the SASI program governance structure which provides advice to the SASI Program Sponsors and makes decisions regarding specific decision domains (business capabilities and processes) subject to Program thresholds/approval limits. SPIOC is made up of a group of faculty and staff who bring functional and subject matter expertise to their advisory and decision making responsibilities.

  • Jenny Phelps (Co-Chair), Associate Registrar & Director Transformation
  • Ramine Adl (Co-Chair), Associate Professor, Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan
  • Andrew Arida (Admissions Transfer Credit), Associate Registrar Director, Recruitment & Admissions
  • Rumee Ahmed (Advising Program Plan & Management), Associate Dean of Communications and Innovation, Faculty of Arts
  • Chris Eaton (Curriculum Management), Associate Registrar Senate Secretariat
  • Darran Fernandez (Learner Financial Assistance & Support), Associate Registrar
  • Duke Indrasigamany (Content Management), Director, Student Communication Services
  • Paul Harrison (Assessment & Outcomes, Progression), Associate Dean Science, Faculty of Science
  • Thomas Heilke (Member at Large Graduate Education) Associate Dean Graduate Studies, Dean's Office, UBC Okanagan
  • Paul Hobson (Solution Architecture), Director, Architecture, Strategy & Planning
  • Marcela Hernandez (Reporting, Data Management), Chief Data Officer
  • Brendan Morey (Member at Large Graduate Education) Assistant Dean, Student Administration and Awards
  • Teresa Tsang (Learner Financial Management), Associate Director, Student Financial Services
  • Fred Vogt (Access Role Management), Deputy Registrar, UBC Okanagan
  • Annie Yim (Learner Management, Enrolment, Registration, Scheduling, Graduation), Associate Registrar, Systems Management & Student Records,Enrolment Services
Delivery Team Leads

Works in partnership with the Sponsors & Leadership Team and the Program Committee to collaboratively achieve the SASI vision throughout the Design & Validation and future phases. Its role is to define and execute the program deliverables in support of students, faculty, and staff.

  • Stuart Bourhill, SASI Program Director
  • Jenny Phelps, Associate Registrar & Director Transformation
  • Karmyn Ayn, Manager Organizational Change
  • Delene Bosch, Senior Project Manager, PMO
  • Gareth Clarke, Solution Architecture Lead
  • Arnold Litzenberger, Project Manager, Procurement 
  • Brian Suderman, Project Manager, Solutions Architecture
  • Asima Zahid, Functional Lead
Governance Committee

Acts as the steering body for the SASI program to ensure effective strategic decision-making and to support realization of the SASI Vision and Goals. This group is also responsible for providing oversight for the existing SIS and its ecosystem until the transition to the new student system is completed.

  • Kate Ross (Chair) , Associate Vice President, Enrolment Services & Registrar
  • Ian Cavers, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
  • Patricia Lasserre, Associate Provost, Enrolment and Academic Programs 
  • Rob Brackenbury, Program Manager, Faculty of Medicine
  • Stefania Burk, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
  • Jennifer Burns, Chief Information Officer
  • Mike Chiasson, Professor & Director, Faculty of Management
  • Elizabeth Croft, Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Ian Cull, Associate Vice President, Students
  • Kin Lo, Senior Associate Dean, Students, Sauder School of Business
  • Karen McKellin, Executive Director, International Student Initiative (ISI)
  • Bill Miller, Associate Dean, Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine
  • Jenna Omassi, Vice President, Academic & University Affairs, Alma Mater Society
  • Susan Porter, Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
  • David Shorthouse, Director, Academic Initiatives
  • Peter Smailes, Treasurer, Financial Leadership Office, Chair, AEP
  • Janet Teasdale, Managing Director, Student Development and Services
  • Fred Vogt, Deputy Registrar, Enrolment Services, UBC Okanagan
Program Committee

Works in partnership with the Delivery Team to collaboratively achieve the SASI vision throughout the Program phases. Its role is to advise and inform the program in support of students, faculties, and staff.

  • Stuart Bourhill, SASI Program Director
  • Ramine Adl, Associate Professor, Critical Studies
  • Karmyn Ayn, Manager Organizational Change 
  • Susanne Goodison, Acting Director, Arts Academic Advising Services
  • Brianne Howard, Director, Academic Support, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 
  • Carol Jaeger, Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Associate Dean, Pharmacy
  • Raymond Kaan, Associate Director, Schedule and Student Records Management
  • Christine Klaray, Director, Student Academic Services
  • Pam Lim, Assistant Dean, Sauder School of Business
  • Michelle Lowton, Director Development & Advising
  • William McKee, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
  • Oxana Marmer, Research Analyst, Planning and Institutional Research
  • Cindy Nahm, Director, Student Academic Services
  • Carleton Ng, Senior Manager, International Student Initiative (ISI)
  • Carol Naylor, Acting Director, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers 
  • Stephanie Oldford, Academic Governance Officer
  • Jenny Phelps, Associate Registrar & Director Transformation
  • Manuela Reekie, Acting Associate Director, Nursing
  • Donna Rota, Director, Faculty of Medicine
  • Marianne Schroeder, Associate Director - Teaching & Learning Technologies, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Erin Shannon, Associate Director, Enrolment Services
  • Jennifer Stewart, Program Planning Manager, Teacher Education Office
  • Barbara Thirlwell, Change Management Specialist