Our School is supported by a team of committed academic administrators, technical support staff, managers and professionals.

Dean's Office

Lorena Congdon

Lorena Congdon
Executive Assistant

  • Scheduling and communication for SAPL Dean
  • Academic HR liaison

+1 (403) 220-6606 

Operations and Administration

Tracy Beauregard

Tracy Beauregard
Manager, Faculty Operations, Admin & Facilities

  • SAPL operations including building and maintenance issues
  • Health & Safety

+1 (403) 220-6721

Amy Hoover

Amy Hoover
Faculty & Research Administrative Assistant

  • ID card/SAPL doors activation
  • Room and equipment bookings
  • Study Abroad programs
  • Awards and scholarships
  • Administrative support to Josh Taron, Barry Wylant

+1 (403) 220-7070

Admissions & Programs

Jennifer Taillefer

Jennifer Taillefer
Academic Programs Coordinator

  • Coordinates admissions and recruitment for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Main contact for MEDes, PhD and DDes program requirements 
  • University of Calgary policies and regulations

+1 (403) 220-4388
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Courtenay Canivet
Graduate Program Administrator

  • Main contact for course-based masters students
  • Questions about registration, enrolment, course waivers, exemptions and advanced credit
  • Administrative processes, such as deferrals of term work, program extensions, final grades and leaves of absence
  • Program requirements and University of Calgary policies and regulations

+1 (403) 220-5098
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Alexa Desjarlais 
Student Recruitment Specialist

  • Coordinates recruitment for prospective undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supports student admissions

+1 (403) 220-7932 
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Fabrication & Workshop

Guy Gardner

Guy Gardner
Digital Fabrication Lab Technician

  • Manages digital fabrication equipment (robots, laser cutters and large format 3D printers), workspaces and safety procedures and protocols at the City Building Design Lab
  • Facilitates SAPL’s research-related activities through the development of tools and protocols for digital fabrication

City Building Design Lab

Darren Jakal

Darren Jakal
Workshop Technician

  • Assists students with matters relating to fabrication, model making, shop health and safety, CNC technology, laser cutting and 3D printing

+1 (403) 220-8037
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Joe Sabourin

Joe Sabourin
Workshop Technician

  • Assists students with matters relating to fabrication, model making, shop health and safety, CNC technology, laser cutting and 3D printing

+1 (403) 220-8036
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Nathan Tremblay

Nathan Tremblay
Workshop Supervisor

  • Manages workshop operations, including safety, risk, training
  • Helps students with matters relating to fabrication, model making, shop health and safety, CNC-technology laser-cutting and 3D printing

+1 (403) 220-8037
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CBDLab, Events & Research

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Meaghan Carrier 
Event Specialist

  • Events and special projects
  • Primary contact for CBDLab and oversees daily operations

+1 (403) 220-6220

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Jonathan Jucker
Research Facilitator

  • Administration of research projects; coordinates research-related opportunities and projects
  • Manages grant and research funding application processes from the development of proposals to project set-up
  • Supports SAPL research-related activities
  • Supports researchers in developing research opportunities

City Building Design Lab

Marketing, Communications, Exhibitions, Competitions

Pablo R. Fernandez

Pablo R. Fernandez

Manager – Marketing, Communications and Community Outreach

  • Manages SAPL’s brand, visual identity, promotions and communications channels
  • Community engagement, programs and partnerships contact
  • Exhibitions, competitions and podcast contact
  • Media contact
  • Events, newsletters, and story ideas contact

+1 (403) 220-5323

Nicola Johnson

Marketing Strategist 

  • Social Media
  • Feature writing and editing
  • Events and recruitment communication


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Jessilyn Forigo

Jessilyn Forigo
Director, Development

  • Develops fundraising strategies for SAPL in partnership with the dean, faculty members and volunteers
  • Facilitates SAPL’s alumni engagement strategy in collaboration with the dean and central Alumni office

+1 (403) 220-2113