Western University HistoryWestern Social Science

Staff

Heidi Van Galen
- Administrative Officer

Heidi Van Galen

Email: vangalen@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84963
Office: LH 2201C
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Heidi is responsible for developing and providing a wide range of administrative support services to students, faculty and staff.

If you require assistance with human resource functions or financial matters, please contact Heidi.


Chris Speed
- Department Assistant

Chris Speed

Email: speed@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84965
Office: LH 2201
Office Hours: Monday and Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm.

Chris is the front-line reception for the department, and ensures the efficient operation of the department main office as a team member. She offers administrative support to Faculty members as assigned.


Rebecca Dashford
- Undergraduate Program Advisor

Rebecca Dashford

Email: rdashfo@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84962
Office: LH 2201
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm;Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm.

Rebecca is responsible for advising students in the History program by e-mail, phone, or in-person appointments. She provides information regarding eligibility, course selections, program planning, prerequisites, substitutions, antirequisites, exam conflicts, and appeals. She also coordinates the add/drop activities for the department. Rebecca acts as the liaison and resource person for students, faculty, or other units regarding department policy and Senate regulations.

Rebecca held previous positions in the Faculty of Engineering Science, where she held the role of Academic Counsellor, and in the Faculty of Social Science, having worked as the Undergraduate Program Advisor in Psychology.


Kara Brown
- Graduate Program Advisor

Kara Brown

Email: kbrow@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84961
Office: LH 2201
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Kara is responsible for the efficiency of the Graduate Program and serves as a resource person for the Graduate Chair, Graduate Committee, as well as for the Department, University and all external contacts. The administrative duties of the GPA include inquiries, admission procedures, internal, external awards and scholarships. Kara maintains all of the Masters and Doctoral student records, financial administration of application fees, Graduate Teaching Assistantship funding and submission of grades, course enrollment, organizing M.A. and Ph.D. Thesis Oral and Comprehensive Examinations.If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Kara by e-mail or phone.


Dennis Sue
- Finance and Web Assistant

Dennis Sue

Email: dsue2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84999
Office: LH 2201
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Tuesday and Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Dennis is responsible for reviewing all faculty and graduate student expenses within the History Department. He also maintains and balances grant and bursary funding in the department and handles payroll for our work study students and graduate students. Dennis also helps with maintaining the History website and social media platforms.