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Karen Browne

Advancement Manager

Working in close collaboration with the Engineering Advancement team, the Advancement Manager develops, produces and executes communication materials, strategic advancement initiatives and engagement events directed to local, national and international audiences and stakeholders, which includes: alumni, prospective donors, prospective sponsors and related professional associations.

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext.
Office: ARC 2106

Tina Davidson

Graduate Program and Research Coordinator

The Graduate Program and Research Coordinator assists graduate students throughout their academic and research endeavours. Tina acts as a resource and liaison with other UW departments and does everything to guide and encourage graduate students, ensuring a smooth and timely move toward the thesis defence.

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27661
Office: ARC 2106A

Andre Gignac

Manager, Architecture Computing & Media

Andre is responsible for the daily operation and management of the Architecture Computing & Media Department (ACM). He is responsible for the planning, procurement, and implementation of information technology systems and other communication services for the School of Architecture, Cambridge satellite campus. Andre ensures that the daily operations of the ACM department meet the computing needs of the school’s academic, research and administrative activities.

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27685
Office: ARC 2004

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Nicole Guenther

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is responsible for the undergraduate student community body in all aspects of the programme. Questions pertaining to any undergraduate issues can be referred to Nicole for an answer, resource, referral to the correct person to answer the question, or assistance in resolving the concern. You may recognize Nicole from any recruiting or admissions event you attended, as Nicole is also responsible for these areas of the undergraduate programme.

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Fred Hunsberger

Multi Media Specialist, Architecture Computing & Media

Fred manages installed AV equipment and equipment loans including cameras, audio recorders and sound systems. Fred records uWaterloo lectures when ever possible and provides photography services to the University Of Waterloo.

Fred is available for consultation and training in photography, video, audio recording, AV set up in classrooms and off sight events.

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27601
Office: ARC 2004

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Heinz Koller

Manager, Fabrication Labs

Heinz manages the Workshop and the Digital Fabrication Lab. He graduated with honours in Industrial Design from the Humber Institute of Technology in 1989 and has more than 18 years experience in product design and development for consumer products, exhibits and furniture. Heinz has taught advanced modeling at Humber’s industrial Design Program and has worked for the WideCom Group, Museum Productions and Contour Inc., working with clients such as Apple, Nike, IDEO, Fitch and Microsoft.

Anita McKee

Financial Officer

The Financial Officer (FO) offers financial information and direction to the senior management in the School of Architecture and the Rome Campus to ensure informed decision making, while providing effective financial systems and strategic planning. Anita is responsible for the integrity of financial processes and systems within the School to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and the University of Waterloo policies and guidelines. 

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27605
Office: ARC 2103

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Frauke Petretto

Administrative Manager, Rome Program

The Administrative Manager acts as the primary business representative and liaison for the University of Waterloo on site in Rome. Management of the program from an organizational point of view: organization and management of educational trips, off-site lectures, the study in Rome and relations with Canadian and Italian professors, as well as acting as financial officer. Frauke assists our students on a daily basis, both with personal inquiries and academic issues.

Alfredo Sordo

Client Support Specialist, Architecture Computing & Media

Alfredo provides support, consulting, and training to the faculty, staff, and students at the Architecture campus. His responsibilities include troubleshooting client computer issues, providing instruction and training for school services (printing, wireless access, shared resources, and information systems) and maintaining school computing equipment (three computer labs, multifunction printer/copier/scanners, large format plotters).

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 49991
Office: ARC 2004

Emily Stafford

Emily Stafford

Administrative Officer

This position is responsible for strategic planning and support, human resources administration, financial oversight management of facilities and equipment in a satellite campus, maintaining relationships with external organizations and other administrative functions required to support the teaching and research missions of the School of Architecture. The Administrative Officer is the senior administrative staff position in the department and provides continuity as academic leadership changes.

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Michael Syms

Fabrication Specialist/Instructor

As the Fabrication Specialist/Instructor, Michael is primarily responsible for making sure the workshop is a safe environment for the school community to work in. He is responsible for supervising and instructing undergraduate and graduate students in the operation of the workshop equipment while educating users in proper safety practices. Michael also assists other staff and faculty members in the construction of various exhibits and installations within the school and community.

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Amy Townsend

Computing Administrator, Architecture Computing & Media

Amy is responsible for the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the Architecture web site. She manages the student supply store and is responsible for hiring, training and supervising the co-op students that work at the ACM Help Desk/supply store. Amy provides administrative and financial support for the ACM department, and maintains the electronic key system, including maintenance of electronic locks and battery-operated doors.

Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 27645
Office: ARC 2004

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