Community Advisory Board

The FCCS Community Advisory Board (CAB) consists of a Chair (appointed from the community), five other community members, the Dean of FCCS, and two members from the Faculty's Executive Committee. The six community members represent a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences that reflect the strategic goals, the values, and the mission of the Faculty.

The primary mandate of the CAB is to cultivate and to enhance relationships between FCCS and the community at large. It facilitates a greater understanding of FCCS within the community by communicating its strategic directions, program offerings, and research/creative initiatives.The CAB also serves as a conduit for bringing ideas and developments in the community to bear on curricula, scholarship, and civic engagement within the Faculty. Board members serve as a means through which the contributions and accomplishments of faculty members, students, and alumni are shared with the community, thereby helping to foster a vibrant intellectual community within the Okanagan region and promoting synergies that advance social, economic and cultural development in the region and beyond.

Board Member Profiles

Chris Miller

Christopher Miller is currently a professional REALTOR® practicing with Royal LePage Kelowna, and a Director on OMREB (Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board), a position to which he was recently re-elected for a further two-year term. He has twenty years of experience in business and social enterprise, particularly in governance and the Marketing Communications field covering a wide range of private and public projects. His skills in formulating marketing planning strategies for clients include research and market studies; the development and negotiation of sponsorship & fundraising programs; and the development and execution of communications strategies and programs.

Jordan Coble

Jordan Coble is a proud Westbank First Nation member and also the Curatorial and Heritage Researcher for the Westbank First Nation Sncəwips Heritage Museum. He has earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Cultural Studies. Jordan’s goal is to create a better understanding and more awareness regarding First Nations people and Indigenous worldview which can only be accomplished by having the people represent themselves through the sharing of knowledge, stories and ideas from their perspective.

 Anne Denman

Anne Denman is currently the Executive Director for the Okanagan International Festival of Animation. She has an extensive, two-decade background in animation. She cut her teeth at International Rocketship Limited and then moved over to Vancouver Film School, where she managed the Classical Animation Department for 7 years. Anne has a plethora of experience including helping produce the Platform International Animation Festival in Portland, OR, working for Studio B Productions, Nerd Corps Entertainment and Bardel Entertainment Inc. as Managing Director of their Kelowna studio. Now a committed Kelowna resident, Anne serves on a range of advisory boards in the Okanagan.

Andrew Greer

Andrew Greer is an experienced business development manager and community builder. He cut his teeth at Xerox working on commission in sales and sales management. He then transitioned to an analyst and business development role at Launch Lab, a tech incubator in Eastern Ontario. At Accelerate Okanagan, Andrew looks for great companies to join their acceleration programs, nurtures relationships with community partners, and builds industry academic connections.

Carl Hare

Carl Hare founded the Theatre Department at the University of Victoria, taught at the National Theatre School, and was Chair of the Drama Department at the University of Alberta. He has a BA in English Honours, winning the Rutherford Gold Medal in English, and an MA from the University of Alberta. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in England, he has also been a professional actor, director and founding Artistic Director of Company One Theatre. Retiring to Kelowna sixteen years ago, he has acted with the Sunshine Theatre Company in Kelowna, the Western Canada Theatre Company in Kamloops, and was narrator with the Okanagan Symphony on a number of occasions. He has directed and performed in a reading of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman and a production of his own play The Eagle and the Tiger. In 2012 he was awarded the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes award for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre in Edmonton.

Nataley Nagy

Nataley Nagy has over 23 years experience in the visual arts sector. She is an alumnus of the Getty Leadership Institute (2007) and the Banff Arts Administration Training Program (1984). Before moving to Kelowna to take on the position of Executive Director of the Kelowna Art Gallery, Nagy was the Executive Director of the Textile Museum of Canada (2002-2009) where she oversaw the digitization of the Museum’s Permanent Collection of over 12,000 artifacts. She received an Honorary Doctorate for her contributions to arts and culture from the University of Windsor. In addition to her Board duties at the Canadian Museums Association, Nataley is a member of the Board of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and a member of Canadian Art Museum Directors’ Association (CAMDO).


Robert Eggleston is the incoming Acting Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus and a former Associate Dean and Head of the Department of Critical Studies. His areas of teaching and research are Restoration and eighteenth-century literature. He is currently working on a book-length study of the plays of a late seventeenth-century English playwright, Edward Ravenscroft, and he has published and presented academic papers on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drama and on authors such as Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, Henry Fielding, Robert Howard, and Sir John Vanbrugh.

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Marianne Legault is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. She was born and raised in Montreal. She completed her PhD in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia in 2004. She currently teaches seventeenth and eighteenth century French literature in the Department of Critical Studies. Her research areas include women's literary production in seventeenth and eighteenth century France, as well as novels, fairy tales, and drama.


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Stephen Foster is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty to Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan. Stephen is a video and electronic media artist of mixed Haida and European background. His work tends to deal with issues of indigenous representation in popular culture through personal narrative. Stephen holds two college diplomas, as well as a BFA and a MFA and instructs courses dedicated to video production, digital media and visual and cultural theory.

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