Administrative Units

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Name Phone Email
General Inquiries 416-978-3383

The University of Toronto is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and academic staff. 

The Faculty of Arts & Science comprises 29 departments, seven colleges, 44 interdisciplinary centres, schools and institutes, as well as a series of College-based, joint and stand-alone programs. The Academic Human Resources Office provides support and expertise to academic units on the interpretation and application of policies and procedures governing academic appointments.

The Academic Human Resources Office supports Academic Administrators and their staff on the full spectrum of Academic HR matters, including recruitment, appointments, tenure, continuing status, promotion, leaves, workload, PTR and retirement. This office also supports academic units in respect of Research Associates, Senior Research Associates and academic unionized employee groups including Teaching Assistants and Course Instructors (CUPE 3902, Unit 1), Sessional Lecturers and Writing Instructors (CUPE 3902, Unit 3) and Postdoctoral Fellows (CUPE 3902, Unit 5).

If you have any questions or concerns related to the academic staff in your unit, please feel free to contact your Academic Human Resources Officer. To access the Academic HR documents and materials, please visit the Academic HR SharePoint site.

Name Phone/Email Department/Centre/Institute/
General Inquiries



Mikael Swayze – 
Director, Academic HR


  • Academic Human Resources
  • Office of the Dean
Lisa Wilkes
Coordinator, Academic HR,
Equity & Special Projects
  • Comparative Literature, Centre for (CCL)
  • Criminology and Socio-legal Studies (CRM)
  • Earth Science (ESS)
  • English (ENG)
    • +Records of Early English Drama (REED)
  • French (FRE)
  • Political Science (POL)
  • School of Cities
  • School of the Environment (ENV)
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLA)
  • Spanish & Portuguese (SPA)
Madiha Ahmed
Academic Human Resources Officer
  • Anthropology (ANT)
  • Chemistry (CHM)
  • Impact Centre
  • Cinema Studies Institute (CSI)
  • Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, Centre for (CDTPS)
  • Economics (ECO)
  • Industrial Relations & Human Resources, Centre for (CIRHR)
  • Innis College (INN)
  • Linguistics (LIN)
  • Mathematical Finance Program (MMF)
  • New College (NEW)
  • Physics (PHY)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • University College  (UC)
  • Woodsworth College (WDW)
    • +College related programs
Malaika Alex
Academic Human Resources Officer
  • Classics (CLA)
  • Computer Science (CSC)
  • Diaspora & Transnational Studies, Centre for (CDTS)
  • East Asian Studies (EAS)
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
  • German (GER)
  • History (HIS)
  • Human Biology Program (HMB)
  • Indigenous Studies, Centre for (CIS)
  • Italian (ITA)
  • Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (SGA&PP)
    • + SGAPP Related Programs
  • Philosophy (PHL)
  • Religion (REL)
  • Women & Gender Studies Institute (WGSI)
Kim Derrick
Academic Human Resources Officer
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics (AST)
  • Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
  • Cell & Systems Biology (CSB)
  • Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS)
  • Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS)
  • Dunlap Institute (DI)
  • Geography (GGR)
  • History and Philosophy of Science & Technology, Institute for (IHPST)
  • History of Art (ART)
  • Islamic Studies, Institute for (IIS)
  • Mathematics (MAT)
  • Near & Middle East Civilizations (NMC)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Statistical Sciences (STA)
Lisa Hansen
Academic Human Resources Assistant 
  • General Inquiries

The University of Toronto is able to realize its teaching, learning and research mission with the support and involvement of our highly capable professional, managerial, administrative and technical staff. The retention and recruitment of excellent staff, in combination with ongoing professional development, are key to our staff having satisfying, progressively more responsible and fully engaged careers at the University of Toronto and enabling them to contribute significantly to the University’s achievement of its goals.

The Faculty of Arts & Science is committed to recognizing administrative staff as partners in the academic enterprise. The Administrative Human Resource Services Office is responsible for providing a full range of administrative human resource services to Arts & Science academic administrators, managers and staff. We provide information for non-unionized staff employees (Confidential, Professional/Managerial and Advancement professionals) and unionized staff employees (CUPE 3261 Full-Time and Part-Time and United Steelworkers-Staff (USW) Appointed and Casual).

The Administrative Human Resources group is responsible for providing a full range of human resource services to the Faculty of Arts and Science academic administrators, managers, faculty and staff. If you have questions or concerns related to your employment, please contact your Human Resources Consultant. 

Name Phone/Email Department/Centre/
General Inquiries 416-978-7343
Diana Tiernan
Director, Administrative HR
  • Human Resources
  • Office of the Dean
Ellen Brikaras –
Benefits Officer/
Human Resources Consultant 
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  • Environment, School of the
  • France et du monde francophone, Centre d'etudes de la
  • French
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Human Biology Program
  • Optical Sciences, Institute for
  • Statistical Sciences
Kecha Holland – 
Human Resources Consultant
  • Biological Timing and Cognition, Centre for
  • Chemistry
  • Faculty Registrar
  • Governance and Curriculum Services
  • History
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Quantum Information and Quantum Control, Centre for
  • Woodsworth College
Alison MacKenzie
Human Resources Consultant
  • Advancement
  • Biological Sciences Facility
  • Cinema Studies
  • Cities, School of
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Global Affairs and Public Policy, Munk School of
  • Asian Institute
  • European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Centre for
  • Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies
  • Mowat Centre
  • South Asian Studies, Centre for
  • United States, Centre for the Study of
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Innis College
  • Office of the Dean
  • Statistics Canada Research Data Centre, Toronto Region
Jennifer Tucker – 
Human Resources Consultant
  • Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, Centre for
  • English
  • Geography
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Institute for
  • Industrial Relations & HR, Centre for
  • Italian Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Religion, Study of/Buddhist Studies
  • Sexual Diversity Studies, Mark S. Bonham, Centre for
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • University College
  • Women and Gender Studies Institute
Ann Yang – 
Human Resources Consultant
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology Centre
  • Art, History of
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Dunlap Institute for
  • Cell and Systems Biology
  • Comparative Literature, Centre for
  • Computer Science
  • Diaspora and Transnational Studies, Centre for
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics
  • Genome Evolution & Function, Centre for the Analysis of
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Finance Program
  • Medieval Studies, Centre for
  • Philosophy
Kimberly Yeh – 
Human Resources Consultant
  • Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
  • Centre for Jewish Studies, Anne Tanenbaum
  • Classics
  • Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, Centre for
  • Earth Sciences
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethics, Centre for
  • Humanities Institute, Jackman
  • Indigenous Studies, Centre for
  • Islamic Studies, Centre for
  • Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • New College
Naomi Wenger (on leave) –
Human Resources Consultant
Samantha Ortiz – 
Human Resources Coordinator
Kate Salmon
Human Resources Assistant



The Executive Director of Advancement has oversight of two key functions: philanthropy and stakeholder relations in support of the Faculty’s and its units’ academic priorities. To facilitate these efforts, the A&S Advancement team engages in the cultivation and stewardship of lifetime interactions with alumni and friends, raising awareness amongst current and prospective stakeholders about the value of investing in the Faculty.

Staff have responsibility for fundraising, alumni engagement, advancement communications and special events. The office works collaboratively with the Vice-President, Advancement and the Division of University of Advancement (DUA) to ensure alignment and consistency with the overall goals of the University.

Name Phone Email
Catherine Argiropoulos – Associate Director,
Advancement, New College
Barbara Ball – Director of Operations 416-946-3118
Ennis Blentic – Associate Director of Advancement,
Innis College
Alvin Chee – Stewardship Associate 416-946-0518
Niamh Earls – Senior Development Officer, Legacy and
Leadership Giving
Larry Davies – Interim Executive Director, Advancement 416-978-7237
Adam Fox – Senior Advancement Research Officer 416-946-8691
Monica Hahm – Director of Development,
Munk School of Global Affairs
Ramine Haider – Alumni Relations Officer 416-946-8702 
Sarah Kennedy – Advancement Events Officer 416-946-5937
Sabrina Kerim – Executive Assistant to the Executive Director,
Heather McLean – Interim Director of Development 416-978-1844
Yvette Lam Senior Development Officer,
Major Gifts (on leave)
TBD – Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts 
Carlo Siochi – Alumni Relations Officer 416-978-7251
TBD – Development Associate
Lanie Treen – Associate Director, Stewardship 416-978-3482
Jennifer Wells – Manager, Alumni Engagement 416-946-7149
Emily Wilson – Senior Development Officer,
Corporate & Foundation Development

Communications & Public Affairs is responsible for promoting the Faculty’s profile and achievements via internal and external media. Team members develop and manage strategies in support of the Faculty’s vision and reputation building. Areas of focus include Arts & Science news and media relations, marketing and design, digital content management and website development. Communications leadership and support is also provided for initiatives arising out of the various administrative units within the Dean’s Office.

Name Phone Email
Sean Bettam – Communications & Media Relations Specialist 416-946-7950
Linh Do – Communications Officer, Graphic Design 416-946-7041
Christine Elias – Associate Director, Communications  416-946-5499
Dani Giles – Senior Communications & Web Liaison 416-978-6831
Robyn Godfrey – Director, Student Communications 416-946-7036
Brenda Hampton – Associate Director, Student Communications
& Marketing
Melissa J. Hill – Executive Director, Faculty Communications
& Public Affairs
Jovana Jankovic – Staff Writer 416-946-7171
Sarah Khan – Associate Director, Digital Communications 416-946-7038
Kaitlin Klaas – Senior Communications & Web Liaison  416-978-4352
Jocelyn Lagerquist – Communications Officer 416-978-5140
Lucianna Ciccocioppo  – Director of Advancement Communications 416-978-4697
Sarah MacFarlane – Advancement Writer 416-978-3281
Sean McNeely – Advancement Writer 416-978-4691
Chandra Menard – Digital Communications Project Manager 416-978-1128
Natasha Mendonca – Digital Communications & Social Media Specialist 416-978-8846
Chris Sasaki – Staff Writer 416-946-7172
Jackie Shapiro – Graphic Design Associate 416-946-3773
Madeline Taylor – Digital Content Coordinator
Diana Tyszko – Graphic Design Specialist 416- 978-1490
Ariel Visconti – Communications Coordinator 416-946-3117
Alexa Zulak – Staff Writer 416-946-8589

The Director of Critical Incidents, Safety and Health Awareness serves as the divisional case manager of critical incidents to the senior academic and administrative leadership in the Dean’s Office and across the Faculty's academic and administrative units on matters related to crisis and issues management. Responsibilities include ensuring the comprehensive coordination, development and implementation of Faculty-wide issue management and mental health awareness.

The Director works closely with the University’s Director of High Risk, the Office of the Vice-President Human Resources and Equity and the Office of the Provost to ensure close collaboration with Central case management of high-risk matters.

Name Phone Email
Caroline Rabbat – Director, Critical Incidents, Safety & Health Awareness 416-946-4023

The Finance Office provides strategic and operational advice on the financial and budget management of the Faculty, as well as internal institutional/Faculty research data. The Office models, plans and implements the Faculty’s operating budget and provides Faculty-wide support and advice on the management of research, restricted and trust funds; financial analyses and forecasting; strategic planning and budget analysis; policy compliance and develops and delivers finance and business training seminars for A&S academic administrators and administrative staff.

The Finance Office is also the business support unit for the decanal portfolios and provides business support services to all of the Faculty’s units. In addition, the Office provides institutional/Faculty/unit data, analyses and web-based custom visualizations to support academic and strategic planning.

Name Phone Email
Yasir Arafat - Financial Assistant, Budgeting (Casual) 416-978-1051
Horatio Bot – Executive Director, Financial Services 416-978-7412
Connie Carrozza – Financial Assistant,
Business Administration
Dana Gaiu - Financial Officer, Base Budget        416-946-7295
Mandy Fung  Faculty Finance & Business Analyst 416-946-3748
David Gasteiger – Planning & Financial Officer 416-978-1398
Sandra Ragnatt Jackson – Financial Officer, Faculty Accounts 416-978-0944
Sangeeta Jeyakumar – Financial Officer, Faculty Administration 416-946-3722
Candy Lam-Sandico – Faculty Graduate Finance and Data Analyst 416-946-3719
Lisa Ann Leung – Senior Financial Officer,
Base Budget & Financial Operations
Iris Kun Li – Financial Officer, Faculty Restricted &
Research Accounting
Cristina Huerta Marin – Senior Faculty Financial Officer,
Business Administration
Carmela Mazin – Director, Financial & Business Analytics 416-978-6482
Ryan Murray McLean – Financial Assistant, Business Administration 416-946-7933
Mubin Merchant – Faculty Finance & Enrollment Analyst 416-978-1133
TBA – Financial Officer, Business Administration    
Rajesh Krishnan Nair – Senior Financial Officer,
Financial Analysis
Melissa O'Dell – Coordinator, Graduate Student Funding 416-978-6991
Annette Perry – Financial Assistant, Business Administration 416-978-2322
Alexander Protomanni – Financial Assistant,
Financial Analytics (Casual)
George Taylor – Director, Faculty Budget & Finance 416-978-5432
Florence Wu – Faculty Financial Research & Data Analyst 416-978-5414
Wynne Yeung – Coordinator, Graduate Student Funding 416-978-7904
Kevin Xinkai Zhang – Financial Officer, Base Budget &
Academic Appointments
Catherine Zhao – Financial Assistant, Budgeting (Casual) 416-978-3586
Dinghang David Wu – Financial Assistant,
Process System Analyst (Casual)                        

The Faculty’s Health and Safety Advisor is embedded in the Faculty, focused on the needs of the Faculty, but working collaboratively with the University’s central Environmental Health & Safety Office team. This position aims to ensure the Faculty’s compliance with governmental health and safety legislation, as well as the University’s safety policies and standards.

The Advisor works with administrative leaders to develop a strong health and safety culture across their units. Information dissemination, training sessions, committee participation, incident follow-up and workplace audits are used to foster safety awareness and best practices. The due diligence activities are designed to ensure that the University takes every reasonable precaution to safeguard the health and safety of faculty, students, staff and visitors.

Name Phone Email
Christine Weidner – Health & Safety Advisor 416-978-8321

Faculty IT support is fulfilled by three key groups: 

  • Central University Information Technology Services (ITS) for student, faculty and staff institutional wireless and email ( and enterprise applications.
  • A&S Divisional Information & Instructional Technology (IIT) services including day-to-day support for numerous units in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty coordination for organizational technology initiatives and roll-outs such as Office 365, as well as ongoing support for e-Token, VoIP, Quercus (LME) etc.
  • Existing departmental (local) IT support. 

IT Support Contact Information Summary

A&S Students:

  • For Quercus and all other technology support, contact the Information Commons Help Desk at:

For more details, visit the Info Commons Help Desk

A&S Faculty and Staff:

Name Phone Email
IIT Escalation Line (urgent issues/updates) 416-946-0570
IIT Front Desk 416-978-2535
IIT Lab Help Line 416-946-4357/HELP 
CHASS Data Centre Administration  416-805-2609
Thiba Sithiravel  Client Services Operations Lead/
Escalation Contact
Natalie Wallace-Schlieffer IIT Service Delivery Lead 416-523-3980
John-Carlos Best  Client Services Team Lead 647-228-5361
Na Young Lee – Administrative Assistant to the Director 416-805-2609
Lareza Lazuardi – Sr. Manager, Applications & Development 416-460-5445
Rose O’Higgins – Sr. Manager, Client Services 416-949-2924
Priya Murugaiah – Manager, Infrastructure 416-978-8239
Diana Medeiros – Manager, Product & Delivery Services 416-526-3689
Alicja Wigglesworth – Interim Manager, Teaching Technology Support 416-525-1385
Sotira Chrisanthidis – Director 416-407-4120

The Office of Infrastructure Planning is responsible for developing strategic physical space services and solutions such as space planning, design and implementation of renovations and new builds for academic and administrative units within the Faculty. Staff provide leadership, expertise and assistance on a broad range of activities including university facilities planning, design development, project management, and occupancy coordination for renovation and new building projects.

Preparing space assessments is a core function of the Office: the process is iterative and provides an ideal opportunity to engage units about their space. The final product is a robust document which informs the Office’s project work. Staff liaises with the University’s Facilities Management team to address long-standing concerns to ensure action plans are in place.

This office collaborates with the many university groups and consultants that have a role in planning and construction, such as Campus and Facilities Planning, Facilities and Services, Project Management, Property Management, Design and Engineering and Environmental Health & Safety and guides the process to ensure coordination between the various groups and achievement of overall project objectives.

Name Phone Email
Hibaq Ali – Facilities Designer 416-988-7924
Ashley Barrey – Facilities Designer 416-970-3246
Lucy Chung – Director, Infrastructure Planning 416-978-0904
Danielle Churchill – Senior Facilities Designer 416-978-8347
My Linh Elliott – Facilities Designer 416-427-9372
Jacqueline Kay – Facilities Designer 416-427-6171
Alison McCall – Senior Facilities Designer 416-347-4392
Anna Merotto – Facilities Designer 416-795-2256
Shannon O’Reilly – Senior Facilities Designer  416-476-3034

The Office of the Faculty Registrar and Undergraduate Academic Services handles the full range of undergraduate registrar functions for the Faculty: recruitment, admissions, transfer credit, registration, timetabling, room bookings, course enrolment, final exams, final course marks and degree assessment, as well as student success programming. The Office works with the College Registrars and academic units to coordinate student advising and the consistent application of rules and procedures across the Faculty.

The Faculty Registrar has a broad role to coordinate the implementation of University and Faculty policies, and to facilitate the intersection of our students' academic and co-curricular lives.

The Faculty Registrar also serves as Secretary to Faculty Council and in that capacity oversees the Faculty Governance and Curriculum Services unit, which is responsible for academic integrity and petitions and appeals, publication of the Faculty’s Calendar and supports Faculty Council and its standing committees (Committee on Admission; Committee on Standing; and the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences Curriculum Committees).

Name Phone Email
General Inquiries 416-978-3384
TBD – Associate Director, Scheduling & Examinations - -
Tatiana Dobrovolska – Associate Faculty Registrar,
Special Projects, Finance and Student Awards
Lisa Feng – Associate Faculty Registrar & Director,
Student Recruitment & Admissions
Martha Harris – Manager, Faculty Governance & Curriculum 416-946-5948
Thomas MacKay  Director, Faculty Governance & Curriculum Services 416-946-7011
Erin McMichael – Associate Faculty Registrar & Director, Student Affairs 416-978-3393
Neil Neebar – Associate Faculty Registrar & Director, Registrar Services 416-978-8555
Deborah Robinson – Faculty Registrar & Director of
Undergraduate Academic Services

The Office of Research Services supports the growth and expansion of funded research, scholarly and creative activities in Arts & Science. Our goal is to help researchers access the resources and supports that are needed to conduct world-class cutting-edge research, and to promote the research excellence of A&S research community members.

Name Phone/Email Key Areas of Support 
General Inquiries & Internal Research Funds


Christine Yarish – Administrative Coordinator, Research 


  • Assistant to Vice Dean, Research
Lisa Rumiel – Director of Research Services 


  • Arts & Science Research services, planning, strategy, operations, and initiatives 
Heather Gibb – Funded Research Officer  416-978-5417
  • Key research administration support for all St. George campus Arts & Science faculty members working within the social sciences and humanities disciplines 
  • Grant application development supports and services 
Monica Caverson – Funded Research Officer 


  • Key research administration support for all St. George campus Arts & Science faculty members working within the natural, applied, life and/or health sciences disciplines 
  • Grant application development supports and services 
Research Awards Coordinator  
  • Arts & Science lead on major national and international awards and prizes 
Name Phone Email
Laura Ferlito – Associate Director, Academic Integrity & Petitions 416-946-0428
Christina Di Matteo – Academic Integrity Specialist 416-978-3392
Laurie O’Handley – Academic Integrity Specialist 416-946-5512
Kasha Visutskie – Academic Integrity Specialist 416-978-8554
Uju Umenyi – Academic Integrity Specialist 416-978-8692
Charly (Carl-Georg) Bank – Dean's Designate 416-946-0428
Elizabeth Cowper – Dean's Designate 416-946-0428
William Ju – Dean's Designate 416-946-0428
Francois Pitt – Dean's Designate 416-946-0428
Jennifer Purtle – Dean's Designate 416-946-0428
Walid Saleh – Dean's Designate 416-946-0428

The Director of Teaching Support & Faculty Development plays a leadership role in designing, administering and managing the activities of the Teaching & Learning Office in support and implementation of strategic Faculty teaching and learning initiatives. The unit also facilitates the growth and transfer of teaching expertise throughout the Faculty.

The Office provides advice regarding the design, research, development, implementation, evaluation and organization of undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning initiatives and events. The Office also supports the creation, evaluation and implementation of Faculty programs designed to support academic administrators in their roles and more generally improve the academic life of faculty.

Name Phone Email
Paola Bohórquez – Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream,
English Language Learning
Jennifer Evans – Learning Communities Coordinator 416-978-5471
Leora Freedman – Coordinator, English Language Learning/
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Pam Gravestock – Director, Teaching Support &
Faculty Development
Thuy Huynh – Project Coordinator, Teaching & Learning 416-946-3890
Kara Manovich – Teaching & Learning Assistant 416-946-0413
Daniel Newman – Director, Graduate-level
Writing Support/Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Joel Rodgers – Milestones & Pathways Coordinator
Deborah Shaw – Undergraduate Programs Administrator 416-978-0359
Andrea Williams – Director, Writing Integrated Learning (WIT)/
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream