About the AVPA Office

The AVPA Office provides leadership with respect to the governance of academic matters at the University of Waterloo, particularly for undergraduate and non-credit programming, and also serves as a central source of information and support for advancing academics at the University of Waterloo, including oversight of strategic projects related to teaching and learning; the Academic Leadership Program; and units and programs focused on providing support related to academics.

This work involves close collaboration with faculty members, associate deans (undergraduate), teaching fellows, the registrar, the associate vice-president graduate studies and postdoctoral affairs, and others.

The AVPA Office falls under the leadership of the Associate Vice-President, Academic, David DeVidi.

David DeVidi

Associate Vice-President, Academic
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Location: NH 3006G

Martin Cooke

Assistant Vice-President, Academic - Leadership and Strategic Initiatives
Location: NH 3006
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Ruth Huard

Administrative Manager and Assistant to the AVPA
Location: NH 3006

Alisa Sivak

Communications Associate
Location: NH 3006G

Sharanya Karkera

Communications Specialist
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Location: NH 3006

Sarah Seabrook

Special Projects, Communications and Community Engagement Specialist
Location: NH 3006C

Angela Christelis

Director, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement

Maysah Eid

Quality Assurance Coordinator, New Programs and Research

Sukhmeet Singh Bedi

Quality Assurance Coordinator - Cyclic Program Reviews

Amanda McKenzie

Director, Office of Academic Integrity

Julie Piatek

Academic Integrity Coordinator

Sonya Buffone

Director, Teaching Assessment Processes
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Location: HH 319
Link to profile: Sonya Buffone

Kathy Becker

Specialist, Teaching Assessment Processes
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Link to profile: Kathy Becker
Link to personal webpage: Kathy Becker

Kyle Scholz

Interim Managing Director – Teaching Innovation Incubator

Key contacts at academic support units within the AVPA portfolio

Donna Ellis

Director, Centre for Teaching Excellence
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Location: EC3 2017
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Aldo Caputo

Director, Centre for Extended Learning
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Location: EC3 2163

Clare Bermingham

Director, Writing and Communication Centre
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Location: SCH 229G

Anne-Marie Fannon

Director, Work Learn Institute
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Location: EC1 2147