Academic Innovation Fund Steering Committee

The Academic Innovation Fund Steering Committee reviews project interim & final reports as well as the process for all funding proposals.


  • Will Gage, Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning (Chair)
  • Marla Chodak, Academic Policy Analyst, Office of the Vice-President Academic &¬†Provost
  • Leesa Fawcett, Associate Dean, Students, Faculty of Environmental Studies Representativ
  • Suzanne Killick, Director, Talent Acquisition and Development, Resource Partner Representative
  • Marilyn Lambert-Drache,¬†Associate Vice-President International
  • Celia Popovic, Director, Teaching Commons, Resource Partner Representative
  • Chris Russel, Interim Chief Information Officer, University Information Technology, Resource Partner Representative
  • Parissa Safai, Associate Dean Teaching & Learning, Faculty of Health
  • Karthiga Sandrasri, Teaching and Learning Officer, Office of the AVP Teaching & Learning
  • Brendan Schulz, Executive Director Strategy and Planning, Office of the Vice-Provost Students
  • Kathleen Winningham, Director, YU Experience Hub, Resource Partner Representative