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Announcing the Director, Academic Leadership Development Program

A message from Marcia Buchholz, Vice-President, Human Resources and Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Vancouver.

As co-sponsors of UBC’s Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP), we are very pleased to announce that Dee Dee Sung has accepted the role as ALDP Director & Coach effective May 19, 2020.

Dee Dee is a collaborative leader with over 20 years progressive experience in the public and private sectors and higher education. Currently serving as Director, Gift & Estate Planning, UBC Development & Alumni Engagement, Dee Dee is recognized for her ability to foster long-term work relationships. In addition, she is an experienced leadership coach to faculty and staff at UBC.

In her new role, Dee Dee will work closely with the ALDP Co-Academic Directors and planning committee to ensure the ALDP program continues to support, strengthen and expand the knowledge and capacity of new academic leaders at UBC.

As Dee Dee steps into the role that Mark Trowell has filled during the past year, we extend our thanks for Mark’s leadership during a time of challenging transition, and extend good wishes for his new role as Director, Faculty Relations, including his continued engagement on the ALDP planning team.

Congratulations, Dee Dee.

Announcing the Managing Director, Faculty Relations and Support Services

A message from Marcia Buchholz, Vice-President, Human Resources, and Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver.

We are very pleased to announce that Doug Thorpe-Dorward has accepted the role as Managing Director, Faculty Relations and Support Services, effective April 27, 2020.

Doug is an experienced labour lawyer and workplace investigator whose career highlights include: Executive Director, Faculty Relations, Simon Fraser University; Chief Staff Officer of the SFU Faculty Association; Board Member of the Parole Board of Canada; Membership Services Officer for the Academic Staff Association, University of Alberta; and legal counsel to the BC Teacher’s Federation.

This is an expanded role in the Human Resources leadership team. The Managing Director, Faculty Relations and Support Services oversees both Faculty Relations and Housing & Relocation Services, working closely with Mark Trowell, Director, Faculty Relations and Siobhan Murphy, Director, Housing & Relocation Services.

We thank the search committee comprised of faculty and staff who were engaged in this recruitment process. We would also like to acknowledge Allison Matacheskie, who will stay on for the month of May to assist with Doug’s onboarding to the University.

Please join us in welcoming Doug to UBC.