Support staff are the cornerstone of the administrative departmental operations. They provide the administrative support to faculty members, students and the program.
The Clinical Education Officer provides support to the Associate Head, Clinical Education. Carolyn is responsible for multiple aspects of the Clinical Education portfolio, including: coordination of Clinical Educator workshops and special Clin Ed events (e.g., symposia), content management of the Clin Ed web pages, and production of the Clin Ed newsletter “Insight” and creation of other marketing materials for the portfolio and department. She also coordinates the Clinical Education PACE and CACE (Clinical Education) Committee meetings.
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Marie handles the details of financial processing, financial record keeping, and record retrieval for the Department. Marie also assists staff with diverse work projects, as required.
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The Administrative Manager is responsible for the comprehensive management of the Department of Physical Therapy, including Human Resources, Finances, Facilities and Student Services for both the professional and research graduate programs. Audrey & Andrea are responsible for the delegation of duties and oversight of support staff within the Department. They work closely with the Head of Department as well as with staff, faculty and the broader physical therapy professional community.
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The Clinical Placement Officer is responsible for coordinating all the logistical details surrounding student placements. This includes managing placements using HSPnet, liaising with students, coordination with placement sites, and problem-solving placement conflicts (in consultation with the Associate Head, Clinical Education (AHCE)) as well as and providing administrative support to the AHCE.
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The Admissions and Recruitment Manager manages the admissions team and develops recruitment and marketing strategies that align with the department's goals for the Masters of Physical Therapy Program. Louis is responsible for developing strategies and activities designed to attract and yield well-qualified applicants. He is also responsible for increasing applications from northern, rural and aboriginal applicants in an effort to train physiotherapists that will work in communities with high demand for their services.
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The MPT Program Administration Manager works in tandem with the Associate Head, MPT Program in managing the yearly planning of the curriculum while helping faculty to provide students with an outstanding educational experience. Carissa is responsible for facilitating multiple aspects of the MPT program, such as working with the core committees of the Department of Physical Therapy, management of the OSCEs, along with coordinating the Clinical Faculty appointment, re-appointment, and promotion process.
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Ana Supports the MPT Program Administration Manager with the day-to-day administrative and operational running of the MPT Program. Compiles information necessary for the planning, organizing and scheduling of teaching materials for the MPT Program. Provides timely, accurate data and information for the program management to inform strategic and operational decisions.
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Hilary provides administrative and secretarial support to the Department Head and Administrative Manager. She is responsible to coordinate the calendar of the Department Head, travel requisitions and timesheets. Hilary also coordinates and schedules meetings, prepares agendas and distributes material; takes, transcribes and edits minutes for various Departmental meetings.
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Provides administrative support to the MPT program including all aspects of student admissions, managing the course evaluation system, tracking and posting grades, student academic advising, and managing scholarships and award assignments for the department.
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The Classroom Support Program Assistants are responsible for ensuring that the complex coordination of the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program is administered smoothly for all students, faculty, clinical faculty and external instructors involved in the program. Jon & Vicky administer daily support for classes, meetings, and third-party events with the Department of Physical Therapy. They are responsible for the maintenance of equipment in clinical teaching spaces, are liaising with UBC Plant/Building Operations and MedIT, and manage room bookings for internal UBC representatives and external partnerships.
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The Department of Physical Therapy's Clinical Education Manager manages the clinical education portion of the Department's academic team. Jasmine works to expand the number of clinical placement opportunities for Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) students across the province, particularly in Northern and Rural communities. She works to retain and recognize current clinical placement sites and manages the delivery of continuing professional development opportunities for current preceptors.
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Stacy Wells coordinates the Department of Physical Therapy communication strategies to increase the department's program enrollment and to build awareness of research and initiatives. Stacy's responsibilities include external partnership collaboration, content creation, website maintenance, marketing materials, social media presence, and more.
The Research Grants Facilitator maintains awareness about upcoming funding opportunities and assists faculty members in grant application submissions. Brenda’s responsibilities include updating research faculty CVs for grant applications, providing assistance with grant writing, editing, budget development, as well as ensuring that grant deadlines are met in accordance with UBC and grant agency policies and procedures. Brenda also assists with ethics application submission for studies undertaken by research faculty. Additionally, she compiles the newsletter and annual reports and maintains news items and research areas within the Department’s website.
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