Department Staff Update

Welcome to Sandra Wintner in the role of Classroom and IT Support Technician who started with the Department in December.

WintnerSandra moved from Austria in 1997 and started working here as a web and media designer. She then trained and worked at a venerable as an audio-visual technician and technical director. Since then, she has worked for the SFU Cultural Unit & Department of Communications, the Vancouver & Surrey Art Galleries, Chan Center  Coastal Jazz and Blues Society among others. In 2005 she also became a certified as a fisheries observer for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The work with scientists, conservation officers and fishermen involved otolith sampling, installing surveillance equipment on vessels and issuing vast amounts of paperwork. Sandra is happy to now use her problem solving skills to support students, faculty and staff in the Department of Physiotherapy.

Besides working she enjoys outdoor activities with her 2 adopted cattle dogs.

AmyVFarewells and thanks

Thank you and goodbye to Amy Villablanca and welcome back to Sheila Williamson.  Amy filled the role of Student Services Officer while Sheila was on parental leave taking care of her new daughter.

Carissa DyckGood bye and good luck to Carissa Dyck, MPT Program Administrative Manager. Carissa is leaving the Department for a new opportunity at the University of Victoria as Associate Director, Domestic, Executive Programs in the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Carissa has been with the Department since 2009 assisting with various aspects of the Master of Physical Therapy program and the Internationally Educated Physiotherapists Exam Preparation Program.  Cailen OgleyCailen Ogley will be taking on this role, Cailen has been with the Department in the role of MPT Assistant.

Clare O'ConnerIn June we will bid a fond farewell to Administrative Manager, Clare O’Connor.  Clare has helped lead the Department since 2012. She has provided excellent leadership during a period of significant change for the Department.  We wish her well in her next life adventures.