Meet Our Team

Bruce Wiesner, Associate Dean, Executive Education, UBC Sauder School of Business

Bruce Wiesner
Associate Dean, Executive Education

Bruce Wiesner is the Associate Dean, Executive Education, providing overall leadership and strategic direction of business development and operations for the business unit. A graduate of the UBC Sauder School, Wiesner brings to the team almost thirty years of management and senior executive experience with a proven track record in leading successful growth strategies within the publishing, advertising and media industries. Bruce was previously Senior Vice-President of Canada Wide Media Ltd and has also held several senior positions at Quebecor World Inc. including Regional Vice-President. Prior to that he spent several years in key management roles with Pitney Bowes and Konica Minolta.

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Jackie Howard
Director, Client Engagement

Jackie Howard is the Director, Client Engagement for UBC Sauder Executive Education, bearing overall responsibility for the unit’s business development activities. A life-long advocate of continued professional development, Jackie works with clients across sectors and business size to identify their unique challenges and creates cutting edge learning solutions that transfer UBC Sauder’s leading research pedigree into real-world applications. Jackie brings to the team over ten years of experience in corporate education with a proven record of designing programs, operations management, and client engagement. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, United States.

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Dilla Wong
Director, Business Development & Programming, International

Dilla is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic B2B sales plan and programming design for UBC Sauder Executive Education’s International market. Dilla works with public and private sector clients to identify performance goals and determine creative solutions for addressing a variety of organizational development needs. Dilla has a B.Sc. from UBC, majoring in Animal Biology and minoring in Japanese. She is also an INSEAD MBA graduate and has spent most of her early career in advertising and luxury retail in Asia, with roles in sales, marketing and business development.

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Anson Tung
Director, Open Enrolment

Anson is the Director, Open Enrolment, overseeing the complete design and delivery of the open enrolment short and week-long courses and programs. He provides overall leadership and working with the operations teams, ensures the courses and programs are at the highest standards. He partners and collaborates closely with the faculty and industry practitioners to deliver impactful learning that help professionals to build and hone-in on their skills, resulting in higher performance in their functions and organizations. Anson brings extensive and hands-on experience in executive education, talent and leadership development, from working with private and public organizations in Canada and Asia.

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Lynn O'Reilly

Lynn O'Reilly
Director, Digital Learning

Lynn is the Director, Digital Learning, for UBC Sauder Executive Education, a role that helps shape, promote and influence the development and delivery of digital learning across all of Executive Education’s programs. Lynn began her career in Tokyo, Japan, where she worked as an editor and an educator for more than 10 years. Prior to her move to the Sauder School of Business, Lynn worked with UBC’s Department of Continuing Studies to facilitate the design, development and delivery of online certificate courses for business professionals. She holds a Masters of Education in Distance Education from Athabasca University.

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Kabir Mathur  

Kabir Mathur
Associate Director, Business Applications

Kabir is the Associate Director, Business Applications for UBC Sauder Executive Education. He is responsible for being the architect and delivery lead for the unit’s full range of business applications in order to develop a scalable, cloud-based technology infrastructure that positions the unit for long term success. A graduate of the UBC Sauder School with a B.Comm degree, Kabir brings to the team over 8 years of experience in the professional development industry through several multi-dimensional, constantly progressing, roles that cover the full lifecycle of programs from coordination and operations to marketing and sales.

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Jessica Taylor
Business Operations Manager

Jessica is responsible for the leadership and operational management of Executive Education’s administration, financial sustainability, human resources and program delivery and logistics. In this role, Jessica strives to support the Executive Education team in the delivery of  an outstanding client experience. Originally from Ontario, Jessica moved to Vancouver in 2016 to establish the Western Division of a national not-for-profit business accelerator where she played a critical role in the day-to-day operations and strategic planning. Jessica has extensive client management, business development and  strategic planning experience. She holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Sciences from the University of Guelph and a Certificate of Business Analysis from the University of Toronto.

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Anita Boomer   

Anita Boomer
Manager, Direct Mail Marketing

Anita is responsible for the direct mail marketing of Executive Education open enrollment programs. Since 1990, she has been the presence behind the “written face” of Executive Education. She also manages the production and distribution of the unit’s printed brochures. Anita holds a Masters degree from UBC in English language and literature.

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Wendy Bishop

Wendy Bishop
Program Manager

Wendy has been with the UBC Sauder School of Business since 1980 in a number of different capacities, including Alumni Relations, the Dean’s Office, the Real Estate Division and Executive Education. As the Program Manager for Executive Education's premium programs, Wendy is responsible for providing in-class customer service support and managing students' post course follow-up learning. Wendy has her degree from UBC in Human Kinetics, with a minor in English, and her Education certificate.

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Sunny Lee
Program Manager, Open Enrolment

Sunny is the Program Manager, Open Enrolment for UBC Sauder Executive Education, supporting the effective design and delivery of the open enrolment programs. She is responsible for managing the program portfolio by identifying client needs, collaborating with key faculty, and coordinating all aspects of the client journey to deliver a stimulating and impactful learning experience. Sunny also focuses on fostering positive global partnerships by managing custom programs with Korean clients, leveraged by her international work experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UBC and has previously worked as a research executive at one of the world’s leading marketing research agencies.

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Mandy Hu
Learning Advisor

Mandy is the Learning Advisor for the Open Enrollment portfolio at UBC Sauder Executive Education. She advises clients and prospective participants on program and certificate selection, course and seminar offerings, and specific professional development and learning paths to best meet client needs. As a key member of the organization, Mandy works alongside the Executive Education team to alleviate clientele concerns and inquiries in order to provide not only an outstanding course and program delivery, but also more importantly a positive client experience and learning environment.

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Nasima Ramji
Learning Advisor

Nasima is the Learning Advisor for the Digital Programs portfolio at UBC Sauder Executive Education. Prior to her move to the Sauder School of Business, Nasima worked with UBC’s Department of Continuing Studies in the Life and Career Programs department, where she was responsible for the coordination of course delivery and career assessments and assisting with the marketing activities. Nasima also brings to the team over 4 years of experience in the television broadcasting industry, both nationally and locally, in her roles as Floor Director, Assistant Director and Production Coordinator with CTV. Nasima holds Diplomas with Honours in both Broadcast Communications and Marketing Communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

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Imogene Huxham

Imogene Huxham
Senior Program Coordinator

Imogene is the Senior Program Coordinator for Executive Education. Imogene coordinates week long programs such as Meeting The Leadership Challenge, Essential Management Skills, and the Integrated Management Program. In addition, Imogene also coordinates customized programs such as the Physician Leadership Program. Imogene has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Simon Fraser University. She has been with the UBC Sauder School of Business for seven years and previously worked as a Human Resources training coordinator at UBC Plant Operations for 8 years.

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Elsie Liu
Program Coordinator

Elsie is the program coordinator for Open Enrollment programs at Executive Education. Working alongside the Executive Education faculty, she is responsible for organizing all course logistics and ensuring that students have an excellent learning environment. Elsie brings to the team over a decade of experience as an Assistant Investment Advisor at TD Waterhouse.

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Aurelia Kroeger

Aurelia Ulanday
Program Coordinator

Aurelia is the program coordinator for Executive Education’s Custom, International, and Open Enrollment programs. Working alongside the Executive Education faculty, she is responsible for organizing all course logistics and ensuring that students have an excellent learning environment. Aurelia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Mandarin from Concordia University, and brings to the team international work experience in China, as well as with the Chinese community in British Columbia.

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Wanda He
Program Coordinator

Wanda is the Program Coordinator for Executive Education and she ensures the smooth operation of Open Enrollment and Custom Programs. Coming from a service background, Wanda is dedicated to ensure an effective and pleasant learning experience for all clients by accommodating their academic needs and other logistical requests. Wanda holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double specialization in Finance and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.

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Amethyst Chen
Marketing & Sales Assistant

Amethyst is the Marketing & Sales Assistant for UBC Sauder Executive Education. As part of the Marketing team, Amethyst provides operational and business development support and assists with various tasks such as the execution of strategic marketing plans, Marketing collateral development, website updates and reports creation. Amethyst holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sauder, specializing in Finance.

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Flora Phung
Office Coordinator

Flora is the Office Coordinator for UBC Sauder Executive Education. She is responsible for the day-to-day functions and communications of the office. Flora is committed to excellence in service and ensuring the client experience is positive at all levels of engagement. In addition, she also provides logistical support to the management and coordination team. Flora has a varied background in graphic design, with a little marketing along the way as well. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health from UBC.

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