Who’s Who?

The table below summarizes some of the Administrative & Leadership Faculty Roles within the School of Nursing, and who is currently in that role. For more information on who to contact when you need help, please see this blog post.

For contact information, click on the name of the individual to be connected to their faculty & staff profile page.



Current Faculty / Staff Member

Director, School of Nursing Director, UBC School of Nursing is responsible for all aspects of academic, personnel and fiscal operation of the School of Nursing. This responsibility involves close liaison with the Dean, Faculty of Applied Science as well as with other levels of UBC, health authority and government offices. Dr. Campbell works closely with the Associate Directors of the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs as well as the School’s research program to ensure that UBC nursing students receive the highest level of education possible.
Elizabeth Saewyc
Associate Director Undergraduate Program The associate director is responsible for the overall strategic management and resourcing of the undergraduate program and has particular responsibilities for admissions, curriculum development and evaluation, and student progressions. The associate director reports to the director. Elisabeth Bailey
Program Coordinator The program & level coordinators are responsible for the overall operational management of the BSN program in their respective level and have particular responsibilities for the day to day management of the program and support of course leaders, practice leaders, teachers and students. There are three BSN level coordinators who work under the direction of the associate director and director, and are a first point of contact for course leaders with issues relating to student progression, or other course related operational matters.
Sheila McBurney
Admissions Advisor Responds to external program inquiries from potential applicants and others. Develops and implements recruitment strategies and participates in university activities related to program promotion. Serves as a resource person for other university departments .
Student Advisor Interprets university and school policies for enrolled students. Assists, responds and/or refers, as appropriate, students with personal and/or health problems influencing progression, and offers advice/referral, as appropriate, for academic issues. Supports students facing progression issues by providing them with pertinent information and representing their concerns to the BSN Progressions Committee. Advises the Level Coordinators and the Associate Director of pertinent issues that may affect a student’s progression. Collaborates with the Level Coordinators & Student Support Office to integrate students returning to the BSN program after an absence.
Carla Ferreira
Clinical Practice Placement Unit Facilitates relationship-building with clinical partners to facilitate current and future clinical placements. With in the CPPU,  the Clinical Practice Placement Coordinator, consults with clinical course leaders, level coordinators and the Associate Director regarding clinical placements and faculty requirements related to clinical learning experiences. The Practice Education Coordinator works with faculty & program leadership to select, orient, and support Clinical Instructors.
Natalie Chambers (Manager), Shazeen Hasham (Placement Coordinator), TBA  (Practice Education Coordinator)
Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab (CSL)Coordinator Oversees the coordination of the CSL, collaborates with course leaders to plan, implement, and evaluate learning activities related to skills and competencies.
Kymberley Bontinen
Carla Ferreira
Course Leaders are responsible for academic oversight of the theoretical learning activities associated with a course. In Professional Practice Courses (NURS 333-337 and NURS 420 – 426), Course Leaders are also responsible for planning and coordinating an appropriate range of clinical practice, clinical skills lab,and simulation learning experiences to meet course and program objectives. Your Course Leader’s name is listed on the relevant syllabus.
Practice Leaders in conjunction with the Course Leaders, are responsible for planning and coordinating an appropriate range of clinical practice, clinical skills lab,and simulation learning experiences to meet course and program objectives. They also provide orientation, guidance and ongoing mentorship to Clinical Associates in their clinical teaching role. Your Practice Leader’s name is listed on the relevant syllabus.