CODE Staff

CODE staff work behind the scenes to ensure your online education experience runs smoothly.


Brian Naicker

Phone: 778-782-3850 (Director's Assistant)

Responsible for the strategic direction and management of SFU's online and distance programs, including CODE's relationship within the public and private sector as well as post-secondary institutions provincially, nationally, and internationally.

Associate Directors

Alan Doree

Phone: 778-782-6609

Non-credit: Business 2 Business Certificate, Certificate in Restorative Justice, Crisis Intervention Program for First Responders, Digital Certificate in Media, Liberal Arts and 55+, Management Certificate, Non-Profit Management, Next Generation Transportation, Writing and Communications, Occupational Health and Safety, Plain Language, The Writer's Studio, and Visual Analytics.

Dr. Kanthi Jayasundera

Phone: 778-782-6549

Academic areas: Masters in Heritage Resource Management.

Non-credit: Interpretation and Translation Program.

Program Directors

The program directors work in partnership with academic units to initiate, develop, and support the delivery of online education programs.

Farnaz Badiee

Phone: 778-782-5005

Academic areas: Archaeology, Chinese, Computing Science, French, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, German, Greek, Hellenic Studies, History, Japanese, Mathematics, Math for Computing Science, Spanish, Statistics, and Sustainable Community Development.

Dr. Madelaine Befus

Phone: 778-782-5294

Academic areas: Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Communications, Fine & Performing Arts, Health Sciences, Interactive Arts & Technology, Psychology, and Publishing.

Dr. Dianne Jamieson-Noel

Phone: 778-782-7151

Academic areas: Criminology, Certificate in Imaginative Education, and Masters in Applied Legal Studies.

Non-credit: SD41 Entrepreneurship, SD41 Transitions, and SD41 Social Science.

Dr. Barry Magrill

Phone: 778-782-5009

Academic areas: Economics, First Nations, Geography, Gerontology, Humanities, Labour Studies, Sociology, and Urban Studies.

Dr. Rob McTavish (ON LEAVE UNTIL MID-2017)
Phone: 778-782-5294


Dr. Alexander Stewart 

Phone: 778-782-4354

Academic areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Education.

Dr. Ranga Venkatachary

Phone: 778-782-8973

Academic areas: Beedie School of Business course projects, English, Political Science, World Literature, and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Non-credit: Business Writing Essentials.

Administrative Manager

Christine Lundie

Phone: 778-782-4834


Professional, Technical, and Support Staff

To contact any of our staff, submit a ticket at the CODE Helpdesk. Your enquiry will be directed to the correct person.

Our staff demonstrate expertise in instructional design, multimedia production, graphic design, copyright, web development, registration, exam administration, course materials, technological systems, and evaluation and assessment of learning.

Organized into teams with different, but complementary functions, (e.g., student services, course production, course materials, and information technology), CODE staff work in partnership with SFU’s academic units and faculty to plan, develop, and deliver our online and distance courses. CODE also provides ongoing support to students, tutor-markers, course authors, and course supervisors to ensure the highest quality of distance and online learning educational products and services possible.