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 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.
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 is the Outreach and Events Manager for the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Overseeing community relationships and events management, Brandi's responsibilities include the development and execution of programs related to community partnerships, outreach and engagement activities, student-community relations and alumni affairs.
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.
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 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 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
Sheri was born and raised in Stratford, Ontario. She resides in Stratford with her husband Douglas and her two boys, Andrew (15) and Brett (14) as well as her 8-year-old chocolate lab.
She has been active in the community for many years, now very much within the sporting community. Presently she sits on the VON board.
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.
Currently a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Paul has also been a faculty member in the faculty of Engineering.