Inivitation to Participate in UBC M&P Staff Research


Dear AAPS Members,

Nancy Vered is working on her PhD thesis and is looking for fellow AAPS members to participate in her research.

Specifically, she is looking to speak with UBC Management & Professional staff members whose job descriptions require a graduate degree or specialized training.

Nancy is a past AAPS Board member, current AAPS member, and doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC.

Normally we do not send out requests like this to members, but Nancy’s research is focusing on Management and Professional Staff at UBC and the growth and changing roles of professionals at the University.

We feel that it is important to support research that can in turn support AAPS members. There is not a large body of work on the subject of professional staff at Universities, particularly in Canada. We think it would be in the best interests of our members to contribute to this research.

We encourage you to review Nancy’s request for research participants and consider participating in this valuable project.

Nancy would be happy to answer any of your questions regarding her thesis, research process, and how the data will be used. She can be reached at 604-822-2752, cell 778-838-2752, or email

Thank you for your time and consideration,


Joey Hansen
AAPS Executive Director