Directors

Faculty

Professors emeriti

Senior scholars

Artist in residence

  • Erwin Huebner

    Artist in residence
    Room T484 Taché Hall
    204-781-7324

Sessional instructors

Administration

Business Manager, Kanchana Sankaranarayanan

Business Manager
Room 316 ARTlab
kanchana.Sankaranayanan@umanitoba.ca
204-474-7240

The Business Manager handles matters involving:

  • Provides overall guidance and strategic direction on all Finance, Administrative and Facilities matters for both the DFOM and the SOA
  • Projects financial commitments for the Faculty/School budgets
  • Manages the financial forecasts for the DFOM and SOA
  • Provides direction and supervision to Daniel and Carlos
  • Oversees all financial operations SOA Gallery

HR Officer and Executive Assistant to the Director, Sarah Rout

HR Officer and Executive Assistant to the Director
Room 322 ARTlab
sarah.rout@umanitoba.ca⁣
204-474-9164

The HR Officer and Executive Assistant to the Director handles matters involving:

  • Meeting requests for the Director
  • Faculty member hiring
  • Promotion and Tenure application
  • Research Study Leave

Director’s Office Assistant, Shannon Ralkie


Director’s Office Assistant⁣
Room 320 ARTlab
shannon.ralkie@umanitoba.ca
204-474-8660

The Director’s Office Assistant⁣ handles matters involving:

  • Meeting requests for the Associate Director (Undergraduate Programs)
  • TA/Grader/Marker hiring
  • Research Assistant hiring
  • Model hiring
  • Monitor hiring

Front Office

Jean, Borbridge, Gallery Education Coordinator

Room 255 ARTlab
fineart@umanitoba.ca
204-474-9367

The Front Office handles matters involving:

  • General inquiries
  • Mail distribution
  • Keys
  • Student Evaluations
  • Lockers

Facilities Coordinator, Sue Stone Scott

Facilities Coordinator
Sue.StoneScott@umanitoba.ca

Student Advisor, Sydney Sabourin

Student Advisor
Room 330 Taché
soadvise@umanitoba.ca
204-474-8294

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The Student Advisor handles matters involving:

  • Academic standings
  • Degree requirements for B.F.A. and Diploma
  • Important deadlines: voluntary withdrawal, add/drop deadline, etc.
  • Student registration
  • Final exam conflicts
  • Student registration
  • Graduation verification and UM Achieve (Degree Audit)
  • First-year Orientation

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    Graduate Program Assistant, Amanda Wiebe

    Graduate Program assistant
    Room 328 Taché
    mfainfo@umanitoba.ca
    204-474-6036

    The Graduate Program Assistant handles matters involving:

    • Meeting requests for Associate Director (Graduate Programs and Research)
    • Degree requirements for M.F.A.
    • Forms for Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • M.F.A Registration
    • Graduate Student Orientation

      Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator, Louella Yambot

      Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator
      Louella.yambot@umanitoba.ca

      The Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator handles matters involving:

      • Applications

      Communications Coordinator, Cailyn Harrison

      Communications Coordinator
      Room 318 ARTlab
      cailyn.harrison@umanitoba.ca
      204-474-8570

      The Communications Coordinator handles matters involving:

      • Changes/additions/corrections to the website
      • News stories
      • SoA Today
      • Social media
      • Events and exhibition promotion

      Financial Administrator, Easha Meryum

      Financial Administrator
      Room 491 Taché
      easha.meryum@umanitoba.ca
      204-474-8062

      The Financial Administrator handles matters involving:

      • Monthly reconciliations for DFOM and SOA
      • Budget transfers
      • Monitors budgets
      • Grant administration by providing support to faculty members and Business Manager, SOA/DFOM
      • Manages faculty members’ Travel and Expense Allocations
      • In coordination with the Business Manager, SOA/DFOM assists in the budget administration
      • Processes payments to individuals
      • Processes non-employment payment to employees

      Financial Assistant, Carlos Dimawala

      Financial Assistant
      Room 493 Taché
      soa.financial@umanitoba.ca
      204-474-7801

      The Financial Assistant handles matters involving:

      • Payroll for SOA and DFOM
      • Reconciles start up research fund accounts for new faculty members
      • Coordinates processing of airfare bookings, expense reports and accountable advances for all faculty and staff
      • Processes purchase requisitions and VISA orders for supplies, equipment and endowment fund purchases
      • Processing journal entries reconciliation
      • Processing P-Card and Travel card reconciliations for faculty and staff

      LAN Coordinator, Franc Fernandez

      LAN Coordinator
      Room 335 ARTlab
      franc.fernandez@umanitoba.ca
      204-474-8801

      The LAN Coordinator handles matters involving:

      • IT support
      • Questions regarding computer applications and issues

        Technical staff

        Digital Technician, Trevor Baziuk


        Digital Technician
        Room 335 ARTlab
        Trevor.Baziuk@umanitoba.ca
        204-474-8801

        The Digital Technician handles matters involving:

          • Fields faculty, staff and student questions about technical processes relating to large format and digital printing

          Photography Technician, Kristiane Church (August – June)

          Photography Technician
          Room T149 Taché Hall
          Kristiane.Church@umanitoba.ca
          204-474-8977

          The Photography Technician handles matters involving:

          • Fields faculty, staff and student questions about technical processes relating to photography

            Print Media Technician, Dan Dell'Agnese

            Print Media Technician
            Room 416 ARTlab
            Dan.Dellagnese@umanitoba.ca
            204-474-7457

            The Print Media Technician handles matters involving:

            • Fields faculty, staff and student questions about technical processes relating to print-making

            Woodshop Technician, Shelley McCafferty (August – June)

            Woodshop Technician
            Room 416 ARTlab
            Shelley.Mccafferty@umanitoba.ca
            204-474-7262

            The Woodshop Technician handles matters involving:

            • Fields faculty, staff and student questions about technical processes relating to woodworking

            Ceramics and Sculpture Technician, Christopher Pancoe

            Ceramics and Sculpture Technician
            Room 110 Ceramics/sculpture
            Christopher.Pancoe@umanitoba.ca
            204-474-7404

            The Ceramics and Sculpture Technician handles matters involving:

            • Fields aculty, staff and student questions about technical processes relating to ceramics and sculpture

            UM Staff

            Art/Research librarian, libraries, Liv Valmestad

            Building contacts

            ARTlab Mailroom Phone: 204-474-6551
            Fax: 204-474-7605
            ARTlab Printmedia Phone: 204-474-8988
            Art Barn (Main Floor) Phone: 204-474-8848
            Art Barn (2nd Floor)  Phone: 204-474-6607
            Ceramics (Hall Phone) Phone: 204-474-8993
            100 Sculpture Phone: 204-474-8846