Tenure-Stream Faculty

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

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 @

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



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

epw-headshotEmily Pohl-Weary
Assistant Professor: Writing for Children & Young Adults
Office: Buchanan E477 (as of January 1, 2017)
Office Phone: TBA
Email: @


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


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

faculty_vignaJohn Vigna
Instructor: Fiction
Office: Buchanan E469
Office Phone: (604) 827-2336
Email: John.Vigna @

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


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


Emerita Professor

Rhea 2014Rhea Tregebov
Emerita Professor: Poetry
Office: NA
Email: rhea.tregebov @




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



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



Kevin Chong
Lecturer: Nonfiction
Office: Buchanan E466
Email: kkc19 @

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

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


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



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



Sarah Leavitt BW-4Sarah Leavitt
Lecturer: Graphic Forms
Office: E162
Email: Sarah.Leavitt @
Tel: (604) 822 5647


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

faculty_warrenerSheryda Warrener
: Poetry
Office: Buchanan E162
Email: Sheryda.Warrener @
Tel: (604) 822 5647

Sessional Instructors

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



Adjunct Instructors

armstrong_smThéodora Armstrong
Adjunct Instructor: Fiction
Office: TBA
Email: theofa (at) mail (dot) ubc (dot) ca


Taylor Brown-Evans
Adjunct Instructor: Graphic Novel
Office: Buchanan E458
Email: tbrownev @

Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn
Adjunct Instructor: Poetry
Office: TBA
Email: Amber.Dawn @

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



Daniel Dick
Adjunct Instructor: Video Game Writing and Narrative
Office: N/A

faculty_browningSioux Browning
Adjunct Instructor: Screenwriting (Optional-Residency MFA)
Email: siouxb @


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




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



Jennifer Moss

Adjunct Instructor:
Writing for New Media
jmoss01 @



nielsenSusin Nielsen
Adjunct Instructor
: Writing for Children
Office: Buchanan E480
Email: susie.nielsen @


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.


Heather Miller
Interim Undergraduate Advisor
Office: E-472
Office Phone: 604-827-2331

Andrew HeadshotAndrew Gray
Program Coordinator / Graduate Advisor / edX
Office: E-462


Tania Chen
Office: E-465
Office Phone: 604-822-3024

Alexandra Tsardidis
Graduate Support

Office: E-462
Office Phone: 604-822-0699

Christine Tu
Financial Clerk
Office: E-462
Office Phone: 604-822-6767