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Congratulations and Fond Farewell to Andrea Walus

Congratulations to Andrea Walus, our Administrative Manager who has accepted a more senior role as a Development Coordinator with the Faculty of Applied Science. We wish her every success in the new role and will greatly miss her dedication in supporting learners, faculty and staff.

Since joining us in August, 2010 among other support activities, Andrea has streamlined recognition event processes, and contributed to the development of administrative processes to support program evaluation activities and the new Research Relays. Prior to the online programs, Andrea spent five years in various administrative roles in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, and Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department.

Although Andrea leaves us on August 24, 2012 she will return occasionally to orient the new manager once he/she has been appointed.  Interim support will be provided by the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy staff. You will be advised as soon as a new manager is appointed. We encourage everyone to continue communicating with us at info@mrsc.ubc.ca

Please join us in congratulating Andrea on her promotion.

Staff Changes in the Online Programs

Change happens to us all…

Lois Nightingale has accepted a position as coordinator of the portfolios for the Associate Dean Students and Assistant Dean Student Services in the Faculty of Arts at UBC. We congratulate Lois on her new role and wish her every success. Lois has been with the Rehabilitation Science Online Programs since August, 2007. During this time she has implemented many improvements to our learner supports and accounting systems. Like the 2010 Spring Graduates, we too are not sure what we will do without her helpful and timely reminders.

Replacing Lois is Andrea Walus who returns from her maternity leave, and joins us September 1. Prior to her leave, Andrea was the Administrative Manager for the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy (OS&OT) and provided valuable support to the online programs. Andrea is keen to contribute more to our growing programs. She holds baccalaureate degrees in Mathematics and Education, and taught high school and elementary school before moving to BC when her husband accepted a position in UBC engineering. We are extremely fortunate to have Andrea join us.

Although Lois leaves officially on August 6, 2010 she will return occasionally in August/early September to orient Andrea to the online programs.

Please join us in congratulating Lois and welcoming Andrea.