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Stephenie Koerne

Stephenie Koerne

Digital Media Instructor/Multimedia Technician

Stephenie Koerne is the Digital Media Instructor and Multimedia Technician for the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Additionally, Stephenie is the instructor for GBDA 228: Digital Imaging.

Brandi Gillett

Brandi Gillett

Manager, Outreach Programs

Brandi Gillett is the Manager, Outreach Programs for the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Overseeing community relationships and event planning for the Waterloo Stratford Campus, Brandi sees the campus as an environment where the students and community can interact, collaborate and learn together.

Andrea West

Academic Administrative Assistant

Andrea West is the Academic Administrative Assistant for the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. She provides administrative support to our Director, Academic Programs as well as provinding support to the Students and Faculty at our campus. Prior to coming to the University of Waterloo, Andrea worked at Grand River Hospital and the Grand River Hospital Foundation for over 11 years holding various roles that included Staffing Clerk, Administrative Secretary and Development Assistant.

Jordan Mandel

Jordan Mandel

Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Technician

Jordan Mandel is the Digital Media Lab Instructor whose primary role bridges the creative and technical needs of the Stratford Campus and its GBDA students.

Susan Cole

Internship and Experiential Learning Manager

Susan Cole is the Internship and Experiential Learning Manager for the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus.  She is responsible for ensuring the full participation of all undergraduate and graduate students in the experiential learning components of their programs, both the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) and the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI).          

Leanne Perreault

Leanne Perreault

Administrative Officer

Leanne Perreault has worked for leading organizations in diverse sectors, including aviation, the arts, and higher education. Working closely with Ginny Dybenko, Executive Director, at the University of Waterloo's Stratford Campus, Leanne provides strategic guidance and planning support for the development and management of its growing

Ginny Dybenko

Ginny Dybenko

Executive Director - Waterloo Stratford Campus

Ginny Dybenko comes to the role of Executive Director of the new Centre for Digital Media at the Stratford Campus of the University of Waterloo following five years as the Dean of the Wilfrid Laurier School of Business & Economics and over 30 years of corporate experience. 

Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty

Continuing Lecturer (permanent faculty)

Currently a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Paul has also been a faculty member in the faculty of Engineering.

Christine McWebb

Christine McWebb, PhD

Director, Academic Programs, Associate Professor, French Studies

I am the founding director of the academic programs at the Stratford Campus and have enjoyed this work tremendously. Building a wonderful campus (yes, I did have to wear a hard hat at times during the construction phase of the campus) and brand new programs from scratch has been challenging and extremely rewarding. I would do it all again!

Amanda Connolly

Amanda Connolly

Program Co-ordinator

Amanda Connolly is the Program Officer for the academic programs at the Waterloo Stratford Campus including the Master of Digital Experience Innovation and the Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts programs.