School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies Staffing Contact List and Roles

Administrative Officers


Position Name Ext Email
Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Fahim Quadir 36079
Executive Assistant to the Dean Alexa Lafleche 77311
Associate Dean Chris DeLuca 36079
Associate Dean

Tara MacDonald 

Executive Director Lisa Sansom 36079
Director, Admissions and Student Services Monica Corbett 77309
Manager, Finance Nicole MacKinnon 75549
Office Assistant Chelsea Gateley
Web Developer Luke Storms 32763
Academic Affairs and Special Projects Officer Heather Merla 75356
Coordinator, Postdoctoral Affairs Nenagh Hathaway
Coordinator, Digital Communications Liam Spink 75603
Manager, Graduate Experience Colette Steer 78776

Office Assistants

First point of contact at the School of Graduate Studies

Name Ext Email
Barbara Quesnel 79351
Alla Kryachkova  77303 

Admissions and Registration Staff

Admissions Assistants in the School of Graduate Studies work throughout the year with graduate programs and departments to process the administrative requirements in the application and admissions process. This work includes processing online and paper applications and gathering the documentation needed about each applicant.

In addition, these staff assist current students with all tasks associated with their student status such as registration, adding/dropping courses, changing study status and reviewing program details.

Admissions & Registration Assistants

Applicant Last Name Admission & Registration Assistant Name Extension Email
A - D Karen Arnold 78088
E - K Ola Okomski 77304
L - R Janet Dudek 77305 
S - Z Leah Kissner 77306

Graduate Awards Staff 

A number of internal and external awards for graduate students are processed and prepared for adjudication by the School of Graduate Studies' Awards Assistants.

These staff members work with graduate programs and departments to administer and disburse internal awards, such as fellowships and departmental awards, and external awards, such as Ontario Graduate Scholarships and federal and tri-council agency awards.

Awards Assistants

Name Ext Email
Erfan Aghdasi 77307
Lisa Marzano 77308
Tanya Broadfoot 77308

Degree Completion Staff

Degree completion staff in the School of Graduate Studies assist graduate programs, departments and students in the final stages of completing graduate degrees, including oral thesis examinations, thesis formatting, thesis submission and completion requirements in general.

Position Name Ext Email
Thesis Coordinator Rose Silva 77313
Program Assistant Darlene Homer 77419