Welcome to Christine Veloso

It is our pleasure to announce that Christine Veloso has accepted the position of Senior Director, Administration and Patient Care Services, UBC Department of Pediatrics and BC Children’s Hospital, effective January 31, 2014.

In this functionally integrated role between UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and BC Children’s/Sunny Hill Health Centre, Christine will be responsible for providing comprehensive executive level strategic management and operational leadership for the Department of Pediatrics. 

Christine moved to Vancouver to pursue postgraduate studies and worked at a Canadian sales arm of an electronics manufacturing company where she developed and implemented a strategic plan enabling the company to successfully compete in its industry. Christine also formalized the firm’s administrative policies, and enhanced the company’s financial position by generating other sources of revenue, creatively reducing costs, and coordinating a marketing and training plan.  She feels her best accomplishment during this period was eliminating the internal strife and successfully focusing the regional teams to pursue a unified goal of increasing sales. 

While with the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine Dean’s Office, Christine held progressive roles most notably as the Director of Finance and Compliance.  Through her transformation of the Dean’s Office finance team as a customer centric service unit, she has provided support of various financial management capacities to departments and units within the Faculty.  She also led the automation of some the Faculty’s finance processes.  Her UBC engagement includes being elected co-chair of the Committee of Faculty Business Administrators, nominated to UBC’s Administrative Systems Governance Committee and constantly invited to participate in many UBC committees that leads finance and administrative initiatives. 

Christine has earned a BA from the University of Toronto, completed the Executive MBA program at Simon Fraser University was recently designated as a Certified Management Accountant.