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Staff profile: Meet Janine Wood

Meet Janine Wood

Role: Project Manager, Strategic Projects

Janine Wood joined the Office of the Provost in 2019 as Executive Administrator to the Provost. She completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Waikato in New Zealand before coming to Canada in 2010. Before joining UBC Okanagan, she worked as a Legal Assistant, providing legal and administrative support for a small law firm in Salmon Arm.


I am responsible for the management and implementation of strategic projects in the Provost’s Office. Much of my work happens behind the scenes to ensure our office’s initiatives are executed as smoothly as possible. I love that our projects span the whole campus (and beyond), giving me opportunities to interact with many wonderful people across our university. The projects change constantly, so there is never a dull moment.

I also support the President’s Advisory Committee on Student Discipline on the Okanagan campus and academic leadership searches.


I’m currently supporting searches for the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Deputy University Librarian, Okanagan campus. I enjoy search processes because I get to hear about the areas and initiatives that Faculties/units are excited to develop. It’s also inspiring to see the talent that our campus attracts and hear about their visions and ideas for the future. I learn something from every candidate that goes through the recruitment process.

I’m also working closely with the VPRI office to support the initial space allocation process in x̌əl sic snpax̌nwixʷtn. I’m excited to see how this space will come to life.


I wanted to work in a place where I would feel like I am making a positive contribution to the world and supporting people to become better versions of themselves. I heard positive things about UBC Okanagan from my husband, who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees here. Hearing about his experiences and the relationships he built made me excited to join this community. Plus, the campus is really pretty.


Anywhere with a lake view! I live in Lake Country, and I’ve enjoyed cycling along the rail trail and visiting the park with my cat. Having beautiful scenery so close by makes exercising much less of a chore!

Search for Deputy University Librarian, Okanagan Campus

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus is embarking on a search for a senior leader to serve as Deputy University Librarian, Okanagan Campus. This position is a key member of both the UBC Library and Okanagan Campus leadership teams, instrumental in the implementation of Library and campus strategic initiatives. The anticipated start date is April 1st, 2024 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The UBC Okanagan Library is a vibrant and active part of the UBC Library system. Nimble and campus-oriented, the Library has strategic directions that respond directly to Outlook 2040, UBC Okanagan’s vision for the future, while remaining heavily engaged with inter-campus initiatives. The dynamic team within the Okanagan Library takes an enterprising, entrepreneurial approach to developing programming and services that reflect shared aspirational values, and boasts strong relationships with campus and community partners.

Position Overview 

Reporting jointly to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Okanagan and University Librarian, the Deputy University Librarian, Okanagan Campus leads the UBC Okanagan Library and works collaboratively with colleagues in the UBC Okanagan Library, at the Deans’ table, and across the University community on both campuses. This position supports the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Okanagan and the University Librarian in the administration of the UBC Okanagan Library and as part of the University Library team overall, including development of services, spaces, technology, and collections, budget management and allocation of resources, and assessment of librarianship/teaching, research, and service activities of the Library.

The Deputy University Librarian, Okanagan Campus will assume overall responsibility for the Okanagan Library portfolio, including budget and physical infrastructure, information systems and services, direction and development of staff resources, vision and planning of future Okanagan Library services and the Okanagan Library’s participation in campus, regional, and national efforts. This position collaborates widely and provides leadership for projects and other initiatives supporting the overall strategic direction of the UBC Library and Okanagan campus. General flexibility will be required in taking on new responsibilities in a changing environment.

Application Process

To apply, applicants should send their CV and cover letter to Janine Wood ( Applications close at 12 noon (Pacific time) on October 16, 2023.

Applications should include a CV detailing their academic and professional qualifications and achievements along with a cover letter detailing why the appointment is of interest, how their experience aligns with the selection criteria, and what they can bring to the role.


Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, and/or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.