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Staff Directory

Jana Macalik
Interim Vice-President (Academic & Research) and Provost

902-494-8125 telephone

The Office of Academic Affairs and Research is charged with leadership and oversight responsibilities for all NSCAD academic and research enterprises. The portfolio of responsibilities within this office includes those of the Dean, directors of undergraduate and graduate studies, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Student Services, Extended Studies, research, and the registrar. Beyond this, we maintain a vast array of world-class support facilities, including libraries, visual archives, and workshops specializing in digital visualization, painting, sculpture, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, and photography.

Rose Zack
Manager, Recruitment and Admissions

902-494-8241 telephone
1-888-444-5989 toll-free (select option 1)

The Office of Admissions supports those interested in enrolling in NSCAD’s programs. Whether you wish to take one class as a non-degree student, complete an undergraduate or graduate degree or a post baccalaureate certificate, we’re here to help you find the best program to meet your needs and ease the transition to student life.

Kara Holm
Advancement Director

902-494-8175 telephone
1 888-444-5989 toll-free (select option 4)
902-425-3240 fax

NSCAD’s Advancement Office champions the university’s mission and vision with external audiences. We create opportunities for our alumni, friends and partners to participate in NSCAD’s success today and in the future.

Advancement is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and stewardship, sponsorships and business partnerships, as well as alumni engagement. Contact us if you would like to make a gift, learn how you can get involved as a member of our alumni community, or partner with us.

902-494-8175 telephone
1 888-444-5989 toll-free (select option 4)
902-425-3240 fax

NSCAD alumni stay connected through the collaborative efforts of the NSCAD Alumni Association and the Office of University Relations. They work to connect alumni to the university and each other to promote and share achievements, encourage volunteerism, provide educational and enrichment programs and actively support the university’s fundraising efforts.

Kate Walchuk
Interim Gallery Director

902-494-8223 telephone

The Anna Leonowens Gallery is a public exhibition space within NSCAD University. With three locations, two storefront premises in Granville mall in historic downtown Halifax and the Port Loggia on Halifax’s waterfront, the Anna Leonowens Gallery (ALG) has hosted over 4400 exhibitions and projects to date in its 50-year history.

Fountain Campus
Security cellphone (24 hours)


Security Desk
902-492-8778 and 902-494-8174

Port Campus
Security cellphone

Security Desk

Academy Building
Security Desk


Andy Murdoch
Director, Strategic Communications

902-494-8251 telephone

NSCAD Communications and Marketing department support the university’s strategic priorities by working with departments and divisions to tell the stories of the students, faculty and staff who make NSCAD an extraordinary place.

Owen Gottschalk
Director, Computer Services

902- 494-8261

Computer Services provides network and desktop support to staff and faculty, including network maintenance and administration, setup and support of university-owned desktops and laptops and Office 365 administration and assistance.

Catherine Allen
Manager, Extended Studies

902 494-8185 telephone
902 494 8224 telephone

Whether you’re interested in career or personal enrichment, taking courses as a stepping-stone to full-time studies, or just for the fun of it, we offer a wide range of short- and long-term courses, workshops, open studios, certificate programs and online courses.

Leanne Dowe
Chief Financial Officer
902-444-7200 telephone

The Office of Finance and Administration is responsible for the NSCAD University’s financial and administrative operations, including financial services, student accounts, accounts payable, and payroll and benefits.

Jennifer Lewis
Director, Human Resources

902-494-8131 telephone

NSCAD University employs 85 regular full-time and part-time faculty, 30 educational resource personnel, 60 staff members and more than 50 individual course instructors in a creative working environment.

Rebecca Young
Director, Library Services

902-494-8229 Circulation Desk
902-494-8255 Circulation Desk

The NSCAD Library is Atlantic Canada’s largest library dedicated to fine arts, craft, and design. It houses an extensive collection of print and media resources, online databases, and special collections to support learning in all subjects taught at NSCAD.

902-494-8195 telephone
902-425-2987 fax

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining and advising about academic regulations, policies, and procedures to all stakeholders. The unit organizes, directs, and controls the retention and maintenance of students’ academic records towards the fulfillment of academic requirements up to and including the awarding of degrees and diplomas. The Registrar is responsible for overseeing and promoting the continuous development of the Student Information System, ensuring the integrity and protection of student academic records, and providing strategic direction and management functions

Jacqueline Warwick
Interim Academic Dean

The Office of the Dean is responsible for advancing and operationalizing the strategic vision and the academic strategy of the university. Fostering a positive spirit of collaboration, the dean empowers and mentors faculty to realize their potential as educators, practitioners and researchers. In collaboration with the vice-president, Academic Affairs and Research, the dean provides advocacy and leadership for curricular reform, pedagogical reform, program review, and academic assessment.

Dr. Peggy Shannon

902-494-8114 telephone
902-422-7562 fax

As the Chief Executive Officer of NSCAD University, the President is responsible for every aspect of university life and in this respect supervises and directs the academic and administrative work of the university, the faculty, administrative staff and persons employed by the university.


Bruce DeBaie
Chief of Staff

902-450-4306 telephone
902-425-3240 fax

Dan Harroun
Associate Vice-President, Operations

902-444-7217 telephone

The Office of Operations is responsible for the management of future major capital construction projects and the ongoing infrastructure operations and maintenance of NSCAD’s current three physical sites. In addition, the AVP Operations provides oversight to the administration portfolios of the university, including Human Resources, Facilities Management, Computer Services, the Art Supply Store, and the Service Centre.

Jennifer Abrahamson
Acting Director, Opportunity and Belonging

902-494-8200 telephone

The Office of Opportunity and Belonging advances the academic priorities of the university by building and strengthening a culture of opportunity and belonging across all aspects of the community.

Here students can also seek supports, such as financial aid and student counselling.