Our Team

All Staff

Team (listed alphabetically)
Dan Fortier
Dan Fortier
PROGRAM COORDINATOR, UBC FUTURE GLOBAL LEADERS

Dan’s operational, logistical, financial and technical background is indispensable in his role as a program coordinator of the UBC Future Global Leaders program. His duties include planning and booking accommodation, meals and classrooms, and building program communication and reporting tools. In addition to creating afternoon workshops for the students, during the program Dan is the point person for Extended Learning (ExL) and student staff members. He also acts as the liaison for ExL teams, UBC Camps and Student Housing and Hospitality Services, providing support to staff and instructors to ensure UBC Future Global Leaders runs smoothly.

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Sarah Garman de Lara
Student Services Representative

Sarah works on the UBC Extended Learning (ExL) student services team, providing front-line assistance to prospective and current ExL learners. She helps guide students in choosing courses and programs that will meet their career and personal education goals. Her responsibilities also include coordinating program inquiries, processing applications, advising students on course and program selection, and supporting other program areas within ExL.

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Mitchell Gray
Mitchell Gray, MA, MJ
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR, UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAMS

Mitchell creates and delivers online university preparation courses for the UBC Future Global Leaders program, and is the developer and lead instructor for Your Guide to Getting into a Canadian University. His dynamic and engaging courses help students navigate the university application process, and effectively communicate their skills, passions and accomplishments. He also supports other instructors in the program. Mitchell is passionate about teaching strategies for critical thinking, writing, presenting, studying and goal-setting. He draws on his master’s degrees in arts and journalism to help students reach their full potential.

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Brian Houle
Brian Houle
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Brian is the graphic designer and photographer on the UBC Extended Learning (ExL) marketing team. He creates digital assets for social media and the web, and designs all marketing collateral. He also designs, builds and deploys emails for all ExL program areas. As an experienced and trained photographer, Brian oversees the creative direction and execution for photography used in ExL communications and marketing. Brian brings more than 35 years of marketing communications design expertise to the ExL team.

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Adam Huizinga
Adam Huizinga
SENIOR PROGRAM ASSISTANT, LANGUAGE AND WRITING PROGRAMS

Adam helps coordinate UBC Extended Learning language and writing courses at UBC Vancouver and UBC Robson Square. Working closely with the student services teams at both locations, Adam supports students and instructors inside and outside of the classroom to create an optimal learning environment for all. He has a background in helping people understand technology, and is passionate about assisting historically marginalized groups harness university resources for their advancement. Adam believes that language learning generates curiosity toward, and appreciation for, the diversity of our communities.

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Rani Kang
STUDENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

Rani works on the UBC Extended Learning (ExL) student services team, providing front-line assistance to prospective and current ExL learners. She helps guide students in choosing courses and programs that will meet their career and personal education goals. Her responsibilities also include coordinating program inquiries, processing applications, advising students on course and program selection, and supporting other program areas within ExL.

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Jasmine Lee
Jasmine Lee, BA, CPHR Candidate (On Secondment)
Human Resources Coordinator

As the human resources representative for UBC Extended Learning (ExL), Jasmine provides advice and recommendations to managers and staff regarding university-wide HR policies and procedures, and ensures departmental compliance with policies and collective agreements. Jasmine has a broad range of responsibilities, from providing guidance and facilitation on full-cycle recruitment, salary administration, performance and other staffing activities, to reviewing, analyzing and interpreting various HR policies, systems and procedures.

Jasmine stays up-to-date with provincial labour standards and gains insight into new and emerging HR practices by regularly participating in Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) roundtables. Jasmine is on secondment to President’s Office, VP Academic, VP Research & Innovation, and VP Health.

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Winnie Low
Winnie Low
SENIOR MANAGER, LEARNING TECHNOLOGY, LEARNING DESIGN AND MEDIA DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS, ACADEMIC SERVICES

Winnie provides learning technology, media, project management, change management and online course and program development leadership and expertise at UBC Extended Learning (ExL). Her focus is on increasing UBC’s capacity to support online teaching and learning for non-degree programming.

In her role, she oversees the ExL Learning Design & Learning Technology, and ExL DIY Media communities. She also provides portfolio management expertise for Vice-Provost and Academic Office initiatives, and leads learning design and media development for new ExL and Vice-President Academic Office initiatives, such as Academic Essentials.

Winnie is the ExL representative at the LT Ecosystem Working Group and Canvas Catalog Administrators Group. Certified as a Change Management Professional and in ITIL Foundation, Winnie brings more than 16 years’ experience in information technology, learning technology and online course and program development to her role.

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Beatrice Lui
Beatrice Lui, BCom
Manager, Digital Marketing

Beatrice works on the UBC Extended Learning (ExL) marketing team to create and implement digital marketing campaigns and strategies for ExL programs. This includes managing and developing ExL social media accounts, optimizing paid campaigns for Google ads and other platforms, and managing a variety of digital advertising projects.

Beatrice’s goal is to continuously increase yearly ExL program and course enrolments, while creating community, fostering engagement and improving the student experience. She brings a background in online paid advertising, social media and email marketing, analytics and SEO to her role.

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Jamie Ma
Jamie Ma, BA (On Leave)
ExL Administrative Coordinator

Jamie oversees office administration and is the primary administrative contact for UBC Extended Learning (ExL). She ensures the ExL office runs smoothly and is always seeking ways to streamline administration. She provides executive-level support for the Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning and the ExL Executive Director, and assists the ExL Management Team. Reporting to the ExL Director of Administration, Jamie’s day-to-day duties also include liaising with various UBC units, faculties and departments in the wider UBC community.

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Gina Mahil
Gina Mahil, BA
Senior Manager, Program Marketing

Gina develops, implements and evaluates integrated marketing campaigns for Extended Learning (ExL) career and personal education programs, both within ExL and for the University. In her role, she manages the digital marketing team, and provides strategic direction and recommendations to the Director, Marketing.

Gina brings more than 20 years’ marketing experience in private industry and not-for-profit organizations to her role. As an avid believer in continued learning and personal growth, she has participated in the UBC Community Leadership Program and is working toward her International Coach Federation accreditation through the Organizational Coaching program at UBC.

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