Learning Commons Coordinator, Chapman Learning Commons


Emma’s involvement in various student leadership roles at UBC, combined with her background in educational research, incited her pursuit of a career in student affairs. She completed her M.A. degree in Curriculum and Instruction at SFU while working in various capacities as an educator, research assistant, and program assistant. Her research determined factors that contributed to undergraduate students’ holistic development for the purpose of informing postsecondary policy, programming and practice. A writer, creator, and nurturer at heart, Emma values narrative as a means of self-expression and discovery. She aims to develop and implement innovative practices that facilitate creativity, community, reciprocal teaching and learning, and holistic student development.

Current Roles and Responsibilities

Emma is delighted to return to the Chapman Learning Commons, no longer as a student but as Learning Commons Coordinator. Working closely with a team of 17 student staff, she manages the development and delivery of various programs and services in the Chapman Learning Commons that support and enhance students’ learning and academic growth, leadership, involvement, and engagement. She is thrilled to support students in fostering an environment dedicated to lifelong learning, exploration, and growth.


Email: emma.macfarlane@ubc.ca
Phone: (604) 827-4811

Program Assistant, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication


Miles joined the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) in June of 2018. In 2017, Miles graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BA (Hons) in English with a focus on Writing and Rhetoric studies. In addition to his time at SFU, Miles studied drums/percussion at Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program and has performed in a wide variety of musical contexts. Miles is keenly interested in argumentation and writing pedagogy across disciplines.


Current Roles and Responsibilities

As Program Assistant at the CWSC, Miles offers day-to-day operational support and assistance to writing consultants and staff. In addition, Miles coordinates room bookings and logistics for workshops and events held by the CWSC, as well as answering general inquiries from students, staff, and faculty about CWSC services.


Email: miles.bruce@ubc.ca
Phone: (604) 827-1603

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