People

Faculty


faculty_leeNancy Lee
Assistant Professor: Fiction
Office: Buchanan E463
Office Phone: (604) 827-2115
Email: nancy.lee @ ubc.ca


Annabel Lyon
Associate Professor: Fiction
On study leave until January 2018

 


Keith Maillard
Professor: Fiction & Poetry
Office: Buchanan E469
Office Phone: (604) 822-4596
Email: keith.maillard @ ubc.ca
Website: www.keithmaillard.com


cropped-photo_sharon_mcgowanSharon McGowan
Associate Professor: Writing for Screen
Office: Buchanan E461
Email: Sharon.McGowan @ ubc.ca

 

 


Maureen Medved
Associate Professor: Fiction & Writing for Screen
Office: Buchanan E468
Office Phone: (604) 822-4385
Email: maureen.medved @ ubc.ca


epw-headshotEmily Pohl-Weary
Assistant Professor: Writing for Children & Young Adults
Office: Buchanan E477 (as of January 1, 2017)
Office Phone: TBA
Email: e.pohl-weary @ ubc.ca
Websiteemilypohlweary.com

 


linda-thumbLinda Svendsen
Acting Chair
Professor: Fiction & Television
Office: Buchanan E470
Office Phone: (604) 822-3058
Email: linda.svendsen @ ubc.ca


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Timothy Taylor
Associate Professor: Fiction, Nonfiction
Office: Buchanan E467
Office Phone: (604) 827-2130
Email: timothy.taylor @ ubc.ca


Rhea 2014Rhea Tregebov
Associate Professor: Poetry
Office: Buchanan E472
Office Phone: (604) 822-4958
Email: rhea.tregebov @ ubc.ca
Website: rheatregebov.ca

 


bryan-wadeBryan Wade
Associate Professor: Dramatic Writing
Office: Buchanan E471
Office Phone: (604) 822-2042
Email: bwade @ mail.ubc.ca

 


Ian Williams Sept 25 2012Ian Williams
Assistant Professor: Poetry
Office: Buchanan E473 (as of January 1, 2017)
Office Phone: TBA
Email: ian.williams @ ubc.ca

 

 


Lecturers


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Alison Acheson
Lecturer:
Writing for Children and Young Adults
Office:
Buchanan E480
Email:  alison.acheson @ ubc.ca

 

 


Deborah Campbell
Lecturer: Nonfiction
Office: Buchanan E466
Email: deborah.campbell @ ubc.ca

 

 


Kevin Chong
Lecturer: Nonfiction
Office: Buchanan E466
Email: kkc19 @ mail.ubc.ca


Maggie de Vries
Lecturer
: Writing for Children
Office: Buchanan E480
Email: maggie.devries @ ubc.ca


Wayne Grady
Lecturer: Nonfiction (Optional-Residency MFA)
Office: N/A
Email: wayne.grady @ ubc.ca

 


sara-graefe-oct-2015Sara Graefe
Lecturer: Screenwriting (Optional-Residency MFA)
Office: Buchanan E480
Email: sara.graefe @ ubc.ca

 

 


tariq-webTariq Hussain
Lecturer
: Lyric Forms
Office: Buchanan E458
Email: tariq.hussain @ ubc.ca

 

 


Sarah Leavitt BW-4Sarah Leavitt
Lecturer: Graphic Forms
Office: E162
Email: Sarah.Leavitt @ ubc.ca

 

 


Susan Musgrave
Lecturer: Poetry (Optional-Residency MFA)
Office: N/A
Email: musgrave @ mail.ubc.ca


Andreas Schroeder
Rogers Communication Chair: Nonfiction
Office: Buchanan E466
Office Phone: (604) 822-6564
Email: apschroederxx @ gmail.com, or
aps @ mail.ubc.ca
Website: apschroeder.com


faculty_vignaJohn Vigna
Lecturer: Fiction
Office: Buchanan E463
Email: John.Vigna @ ubc.ca


faculty_warrenerSheryda Warrener
Lecturer
: Poetry
Office: Buchanan E162
Email: Sheryda.Warrener @ ubc.ca


Sessional Instructors


martin-photo-webMartin Kinch
Sessional Instructor: Screenplay
Office: Buchanan E162
Email: mr.kinch @ ubc.ca

 

 


Adjunct Instructors


Taylor Brown-Evans
Adjunct Instructor: Graphic Novel
Office: Buchanan E458
Email: tbrownev @ mail.ubc.ca


Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn
Adjunct Instructor: Poetry
Office: Buchanan E178
Email: Amber.Dawn @ ubc.ca


Dina Del Bucchia
Adjunct Instructor
: Comedic Forms
Office: N/A
Email: dina.delbucchia @ ubc.ca

 

 


faculty_browningSioux Browning
Adjunct Instructor: Screenwriting (Optional-Residency MFA)
Email: siouxb @ mail.ubc.ca

 


Charlotte-Gill-webCharlotte Gill
Adjunct Instructor: Nonfiction (Optional-Residency MFA)
Email: gilchar @ mail.ubc.ca

 

 

 


SHunt-webStephen Hunt
Adjunct Instructor
: Playwriting (Optional-Residency MFA)
Email: sbh9924 @ mail.ubc.ca

 

 



Jennifer Moss

Adjunct Instructor:
Writing for New Media
Office
N/A
Email:
jmoss01 @ mail.ubc.ca

 

 


nielsenSusin Nielsen
Adjunct Instructor
: Writing for Children
Office: Buchanan E480

 

 


Visiting Summer Faculty, 2017


Lee Maracle

Ms. Maracle is the author of a number of award winning and critically acclaimed literary works including: Sojourner’s and Sundogs, Ravensong, Bobbi Leen, Daughters Are ForeverWill’s Garden, Bent Box, I Am Woman, Memory Serves, Celia’s Song, Talking to the Diaspora, and is the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, My Home As I Remember.  She is also co-editor of Telling It: Women and Language across Culture. Maracle was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Sto: Loh nation.  The mother of four and grandmother of seven Maracle is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto. She is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nation’s House and is an instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. Maracle recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth.

Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Lullabies for Little Criminals, her debut novel, was published in 2006 to international critical acclaim and won Canada Reads. It was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has since published the novel The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and the short story collection Daydreams of Angels, both of which were shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in consecutive years. The Lonely Hearts Hotel is her latest novel.

Marcus Youssef

Marcus’ plays include Jabber, How Has My Love Affected You?, Winners and Losers (with James Long), Leftovers (with Charles Demers), Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil (with Guillermo Verdecchia and Camyar Chai), EveryoneAdriftPeter Panties (with Niall McNeil), Chloe’s Choice and A Line in the Sand (with Guillermo Verdecchia).  They have been across North America, Australia and Europe. Marcus’ plays are published by Talonbooks and Playwrights Canada Press, and his essays, journalism and fiction have appeared in Vancouver Magazine, the Vancouver Sun, Grain, This Magazine, the Georgia Straight, The Tyee, and many programs on CBC Radio and TV. Marcus is Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Neworld Theatre, and co-founded the East Vancouver production hub, PL1422. He has served on the faculties of Concordia and Capilano Universities and teaches widely.


Staff


aleya-abdulla-jpgAleya Abdulla
Undergraduate Advisor
Office: E-472
Email: crwr.undergrad@ubc.ca

 

 


Andrew HeadshotAndrew Gray
Program Coordinator / Graduate Advisor / edX
Office: E-462
Email: angray@mail.ubc.ca

 

 


Tania Chen
Administrator
Office: E-465
Office Phone: 604-822-3024
Email: tania.chen@ubc.ca

 


Alexandra Tsardidis
Graduate Support

Office: E-462
Office Phone: 604-822-0699
Email: crwr.grad@ubc.ca