Staff directory

Name Position Office, Phone, Email

Pan Kaewsamrit 

Graduate Program Assistant: Provides administrative support for master’s and PhD students.

Contact the GPA for any administrative support related to the graduate programs, including admissions, awards and funding, and thesis/dissertation defense and graduation.

DTB B243



Laurel Currie

Program Manager, Climate & Sustainability Scholars: Responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating UVic’s Climate & Sustainability Scholars Program (CSSP).

DTB B258



Elizabeth E. Undergraduate Program Assistant & Reception: The first point of contact for the School, this position provides front-line receptionist duties and undergraduate program administrative support.

Contact Elizabeth for information about our School and for assistance with course registration, field school fees, keys sign-out, room bookings, events, and faculty and sessional instructor support.
DTB B243



 Sarah Theophilus

 Sarah Theophilus

Administrative Officer: Oversees the administrative and strategic operations of the School.

Contact Sarah for assistance with HR matters, payroll, faculty appointments, post-doctoral fellowships, sessional instructor positions, visiting scholar programs, and TA appointments. Reach out for support with financial accounting, claim reconciliation, course scheduling, and website updates.

DTB B243a



Alina Fisher

research manager
Research Manager: Research support, including grant application, conducting research, through to agency reporting, and communications for the School.

Contact Alina for grant application development, post-award grant management including budgeting, expenditures, purchasing, and human resources, reporting to funders, and as a first point for publicizing your research findings.
DTB B239


Ryan Hilperts Undergraduate Advisor; Senior Academic Coordinator; and Field Schools Coordinator: Provides advising support for undergraduate students, manages ES undergraduate awards, and facilitates curriculum development in the School. Supports field schools, community engaged learning, and the undergraduate experience.

Contact Ryan for information about undergraduate programs, guidance with degree and career planning, course selection, registration, transfer credits, and inquiries regarding accessibility, equity, inclusion, and diversity. She can also answer questions about field schools and welcomes ideas for events you’d like to see us host for undergraduates.
DTB B262


Anaïs Holdaway


Co-op and Career Coordinator: Creates job opportunities that will allow students to translate what they learn in the classroom into rewarding professional experiences.

Assists students to develop the skills and strategies needed to start building a stimulating career post-academia. 

COR B136