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Every member of Victoria University's staff, faculty, and librarians is here to support student success. Below is a list of some of the student-facing roles in our community.

Office of the Dean of Students

Provides students with services and support for extra-curricular activities on campus, housing, careers and personal matters.


 

Kelley Castle
Dean of Students
vic.dean@utoronto.ca

Responsible for the oversight and strategic leadership of all non-academic student life and affairs, including non-academic student conduct and crisis response.




Heidi Pepper Coles
Associate Dean, Student Success
vic.dean@utoronto.ca
vic.ready@utoronto.ca

Manages student communications and all student success programming including the Vic Ready program.


Scott Johnston
Associate Dean of Students
vic.dean@utoronto.ca

Manages residence life, residence operations and all budgets for the Office of the Dean Of Students.




Steven Zantingh
Assistant Dean, International & Student Transitions
vic.dean@utoronto.ca

Supports international students at Vic. Oversees student transition programming including E-Mentorship, International Mentors and Graduating Students.




Shainiya Balachandran
Assistant Dean, Student Life
vic.dean@utoronto.ca

Supports Commuter Student activities including Commuter Dons. Oversees Goldring Student Centre and residence life activities.

 

 


Ali Kehl
Campus Life Coordinator
vic.dean@utoronto.ca

Primary contact for VUSAC. Supports campus life activities including Transition Mentor programming.

 

 


Alisha Talpur
Residence Life Coordinator
vic.dean@utoronto.ca

Primary contact for students in residence. Supports Dons and all residence life activities.

 

 


Kathy Vi Mac
Student Success & Career Advisor
kathy.mac@utoronto.ca

Provides one-on-one career advising. Supports skill development and self-exploration through programming.

 


Elena Ferranti
Ideas for the World and Communication
vic.ideas@utoronto.ca

Communications lead for the Office of the Dean of Students, including the Student Bulletin and social media. Primary contact for Ideas for the World including conferences, Humanities for Humanity and Theatre for Thought.

 


 

Wanda Hughes
Executive Assistant to the Dean of Students and Residence Operations Coordinator
vic.dean@utoronto.ca

Provides support to and manages the schedule of the Dean of Students. Primary contact for residence inquiries including placements and residence fees.

 


Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising

Provides students with support and advice about course registration, academic advising and financial matters.


 

Yvette Ali 
Registrar 
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Oversees all activities in the Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising. Registrar for Victoria University and Victoria College.   




 

Thomas Mackay 
Academic Advisor
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Provides academic advising and specialized guidance on future education plans, along with offering programming related to professional and graduate education.

 


 

Jasmine Biloki
Academic Advisor
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Provides academic advising and specialized guidance on future education plans, as well as offers programming related to professional and graduate education.




 

Sarah Clapperton
Academic Advisor
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Provides academic advising, with a special focus on prospective and new Vic students, and also co-ordinates recruitment and transition events.




 

Jade Hazell 
Academic Advisor 
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Provides academic advising, particularly to students in need of extended support due to ongoing challenges, and those who may be seeking special consideration.

 

 


Valerie Ferrier 
Academic Advisor
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca

Provides academic advising, with a particular emphasis on graduation progress, and also co-ordinates communications from the ORAA to students and the community.

 

 


Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson 
Financial Aid & Academic Advisor
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca

Provides both academic advising and financial aid guidance, assisting in the administration of Vic bursaries and grants (for students with financial need) and awards.

 


 

Blake Smith 
Front Line Advisor
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Provides support related to registration and general inquiries.

 


 

Jillian Yee-Chang 
Awards and Financial Aid Coordinator 
vic.awards@utoronto.ca  

Facilitates the assessment of scholarships and financial aid.



 


 

April Hoy 
Associate Registrar and Manager 
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Supervises front-line services and oversees ceremonies, such as the June convocation.

 

 


 

Marissa Roberge 
Front Line Advisor
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Provides support related to registration and general inquiries.



 


 

Ben Pottruff (on-location)
Learning Strategist
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca  

Assists students in enhancing academic performance by tailoring strategies to their strengths and learning context. Strategies encompass reading, note-taking, assignment planning, time management, motivation, memory, concentration, study focus, and addressing procrastination and stress.

 


 

Carrie Clayton (on-location)
Accessibility Advisor 
vic.registrar@utoronto.ca 

Helps students overcome disability-related academic barriers, whether they are ongoing or temporary, at the University of Toronto. Provides services and support for learning, problem solving and inclusion.

 


Office of the President

The Office of the President has oversight across Victoria University, establishing goals, strategy and operations.


Dr. Rhonda N. McEwen
President and Vice-Chancellor
vic.president@utoronto.ca

Senior executive officer responsible for Victoria University’s academic and administrative operations.




Lindy Chan
Director, Office of the President
lindy.chan@utoronto.ca

Provides strategic advice and support to the President and senior management on internal and external issues, and is a conduit through which community members can communicate with the President.

 


Leslie Shepherd
Director of Communications (interim)
leslie.shepherd@utoronto.ca

Leads the strategy and creation of communications and marketing materials, oversees digital and social media and all newsletters and media relations.

 


Lesa Williams-George
Director of Equity, Inclusion & Transformative Practices
lesa.williams.george@utoronto.ca

Leads the development and implementation of a strategy and initiatives that strengthen and sustain an equitable, inclusive, and respectful environment and positive culture for staff, faculty, librarians and students.

 


Victoria College Office of the Principal

Oversees all academic aspects of Victoria College.


Professor Angela Esterhammer
Principal, Victoria College
vic.principal@utoronto.ca

Oversees all academic aspects of Victoria College, including academic programs, faculty, Fellows, and Victoria College Council.




Professor Ira Wells
Director, Academic Programs
vic.academicdirector@utoronto.ca

Responsible for governance, operations, and program development related to the academic programs at Victoria College, including first-year programs.



Professor Shaun Ross
Undergraduate Research Coordinator
vic.research@utoronto.ca

Promotes undergraduate research and supports student researchers across the disciplines.




 

Chris De Barros
Academic Programs Liaison Officer
vic.academics@utoronto.ca

Supports upper-year students to ensure program requirements are satisfied and works closely with Program Coordinators for program admission, classroom bookings, course scheduling, enrolments, etc.




Carol Beattie
First-Year Programs Liaison Officer
vic.one@utoronto.ca

Co-ordinates the Vic One program's special events and other first-year academic activities, such as the student mentorship program.

 


 

 

Hayley Birss
Special Projects & Events Coordinator
scholars.in.residence@utoronto.ca
nfc@utoronto.ca

Co-ordinates the Frye Centre and special projects and events related to the academic programs of Victoria College, including Jackman Scholars-in-Residence.


 

Wanda Thorne
Special Projects & Events Coordinator
vic.globalinternships@utoronto.ca

Co-ordinates academic events for the Office of the Principal, including support for the Fellows Committee. Is also the lead for special projects, including Vic Global Internships and college reviews.

 

 


Dr. Natalie Oeltjen
Assistant to the Director, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS)
crrs@vicu.utoronto.ca

Oversees and co-ordinates day-to-day operations and events of the CRRS, such as academic events (e.g. lectures and conferences), rare and modern library collections, student staff and fellows.

 


Professor Maria Cichosz
Director, Writing Centre
vic.writing@utoronto.ca

Co-ordinates Writing Centre appointments, operations, and events to support student writing.

 


Emmanuel College Office of the Principal

Oversees all academic aspects of Emmanuel College.


HyeRan Kim-Cragg
Principal
hyeran.kimcragg@utoronto.ca

Responsible for overseeing all academic aspects of the College and is the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Professor of Preaching.

 


Wanda Chin
Registrar
emmanuel.registrar@utoronto.ca

Works with current students and oversees course registration and enrollment.

 


Andrew Aitchison
Admissions Counsellor and Recruitment Coordinator
emmanuel.admissions@utoronto.ca

Advises and meets with prospective and incoming students, while also co-ordinating recruitment opportunities both on and off campus.




Beth Anne Fisher
Spiritual & Community Life Coordinator
ec.spiritual.community@utoronto.ca

Co-ordinates community and spiritual life events, and offers resources and spiritual support to current students.




Pamela McCarroll
Vice Principal
pam.mccarroll@utoronto.ca

Responsible for academic matters concerning Emmanuel College, including academic planning, programs and curricula. Additionally, the VP supervises academic collaborations, processes, and policies regarding the Toronto School of Theology, the University of Toronto, and other entities.

 

 


Shawn Kazubowski-Houston
Events and Media Coordinator
ec.events@utoronto.ca  

Co-ordinates events for the Centre for Religion and Its Contexts, curates content for social media and the website, and offers administrative support to the College registrar and student placement program.

 


Shane Finnie.

Shane Finnie
Executive Assistant to the Principal
ec.office@utoronto.ca

 

 

 


Library Services

Comprises E.J. Pratt Library and Emmanuel College Library, and is affiliated with U of T Library Services.


Karen Wishart
Librarian, Emmanuel College Library
karen.wishart@utoronto.ca

Manages staff, reference, acquisitions, and instruction and provides research assistance, instructional support & collection management at Emmanuel College Library.

 


John Kutcher
Emmanuel College Library, Library Technician
john.kutcher@utoronto.ca

Manages circulation services and provides assistance at Emmanuel Library’s circulation desk.

 





 

Charmi Prajapati
Library Systems Technician
c.prajapati@vicu.utoronto.ca

IT Help Desk anchor who provides assistance at E.J. Pratt Library’s IT help desk

 

 


 

Roma Kail
Head, Reader Services, Pratt Library
r.kail@utoronto.ca

Manages public services and staff related to circulation, reference, instruction and collections.

 


 

Lisa Newman
Pratt Reader Services, Library Technician
lisa.newman@vicu.utoronto.ca

Provides circulation services and oversees course reserves and syllabus service co-ordination at E.J. Pratt Library’s circulation desk.

 


 

Tracy Quan
E. J. Pratt Reader Services, Library Technician
tracy.quan@vicu.utoronto.ca

Provides circulation services and manages resource-sharing services at E.J. Pratt Library’s circulation desk.




 

Keara  Farragher
E.J. Pratt Reader Services, Library Technician
keara.farragher@vicu.utoronto.ca

Serves as the evening and weekend circulation services technician.




 

Halyna Kozar
E.J. Pratt Reader Services, Library Technician
halyna.kozar@utoronto.ca

Provides assistance at E.J. Pratt Library’s circulation desk.




 

Diane Michaud
E.J. Pratt Reader Services & Instructional Librarian
diane.michaud@utoronto.ca

Provides reference, research, collections and instructional services. 




 

Agatha Barc
E.J. Pratt Reader Services & Instructional Librarian
agatha.barc@vicu.utoronto.ca

Provides reference, research, collections and instructional services.




 

Colin Deinhardt
E.J. Pratt Reader Services & Instructional Librarian
colin.deinhardt@vicu.utoronto.ca

Provides reference, research, collections and instructional services (currently on Research Leave to July 1, 2024).




Office of the CAO

Oversees finances, operations and campus infrastructure.


Ken Chan
Bursar and CAO
kenneth.chan@utoronto.ca

Oversees the University's overall operations and fiscal affairs, including finance, information technology, student residence, food services, event management, infrastructure and sustainability, and the management of the University's investment portfolio, including the endowment, pension fund, and real estate holdings.




 

Anthony Yeung
Associate CAO, Financial and Revenue Services
anthonykm.yeung@utoronto.ca

Provides leadership and strategic planning for financial management, accounting services, internal controls, and procurement. Additionally, oversees revenue-generating ancillary activities through external conferences and events.


Vikas Mehta
Associate CAO, Infrastructure and Sustainability
v.mehta@utoronto.ca

Leading a team of highly dedicated staff for the safe, efficient, and continuous operation of campus infrastructure. Overall responsibility for annual capital plans and environmental sustainability to support the University's mission of excellence.

 


 

Ajay Sharma
Associate Director, Hospitality Services
aj.sharma@utoronto.ca

Oversees Food Services to ensure that students have access to healthy and nutritious meals.