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Office of the Dean

Paula Wood-Adams,
Dean of Graduate Studies
Effrosyni Diamantoudi,
Associate Dean, Recruitment and Awards
Awards, recruitment.
Amir G. Aghdam,
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Postdoctoral Studies
Admissions, postdoctoral studies, theses, student progress, student requests.
Brad Nelson,
Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Development
New programs, Individualized Program, GradProSkills, curriculum development and reform, liaison with Concordia International.
Joanne Beaudoin,
Administrative Director
Council secretary, SGS operations, personnel, and budget.
Alexandra Panaccio,
Academic Code Administrator
Implements the Academic Code of Conduct for graduate students.
Erika MacFadden,
Coordinator, Information and Projects
Assistant to code administrator, documentation, archives, GPD liaison.
Michael Jordan,
Executive Secretary to the Dean
Manages Dean’s agenda and correspondence, processes budget requisitions.
Lorena Marzitelli
Manager, Graduate Student Recruitment
Graduate student recruitment
Martine Fachena,
Officer, Graduate Recruitment
Graduate student recruiter, represents the University at graduate fairs in Canada, North Eastern U.S.A. and International Fairs, coordinates on campus recruitment events, SGS events and student orientation.
Adriana Rico,
Web and Graduate Calendar Coordinator
SGS website, on-line Graduate Calendar.
Tatiana St-Louis,
Advisor, Communications
Assists the School in the development and implementation of communication strategies. Also the point of contact and liaison between the School and University Recruitment and University Communication Services.
Jennifer Sachs,
Assistant, Office of the Dean
Greets and refers visitors for Dean's office, agendas for Associate Deans, administrative support for the Office of the Dean.
Steve Hirst,
Service Assistant
Greets and refers visitors, responds to front-line enquiries for SGS units, archiving, SRF triage.

Academic Programs and Development

Saul Carliner,
Graduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (UNIT).
Rachel Berger,
Graduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director for the Individualized Program (INDI), Master and PhD.
Frédérica Martin,
Manager, Academic Programs and Development
Conducts comparative analyses of all graduate programs, advises programs and faculties on new program development, advises on all major curriculum revisions, manages GradProSkills.
Darlene Dubiel,
INDI and UNIT Coordinator
Administrative support for all aspects of the Individualized Program (INDI), and the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (UNIT).
Kristy Clarke,
Program Administrator, GradProSkills
Coordinates the GradProSkills program including program development, workshop programming, policies and procedures, and supervision of student employees.
Racha Cheikh-Ibrahim
Coordinator, Academic Programs and Development
Conducts research and development of academic programs and GradProSkills. Coordinates events and outreach to programs and faculties.
Cristina Barbu,
Administrative Assistant, GradProSkills
Supports daily operations of GradProSkills, including responding to student and partner inquiries and workshop logistics.

Graduate Admissions, Student Affairs and Thesis

Virginia Bruce,
Director, Graduate Admissions
and Student Affairs
Oversees graduate admissions standards, policies and procedures, IITS liaison, web registration, student requests related to admissions, liaison with faculty representatives.
Irene Grigoropoulos,
Advisor, Student Affairs
Academic standing issues, student requests, issues and receives all research-based program reports, produces all performance monitoring letters for programs.
Donald Lafrance,
Graduate Enrolment Analyst
Conducts analysis of graduate enrolments, student requests pertaining to registration, inter-university registration requests.
Kelly Walsh,
Advisor, Graduate Admissions
Assesses and establishes admission requirements from international countries, international exchanges, reviews all exceptional applications for admission.
Raja Bhattacharya,
Thesis Administrator
Administers all theses and graduation prizes. Maintains the listing of doctoral these rankings and recognition opportunities for students in thesis programs.
Mary Appezzato,
Thesis Coordinator
All doctoral theses (scheduling of defences, first and final submissions), Master’s thesis (final submissions) and graduation lists.

Graduate Awards and Postdoctoral Studies

Cynthia Raso,
Manager, Graduate Awards and Postdoctoral Studies
All graduate awards and postdoctoral policies and procedures, liaison with University Advancement and Financial Services.
Dolly Grewal,
Advisor, External Awards
Student and faculty liaison for all federal and provincial external agency awards (i.e. SSHRC, NSERC, FRQSC, FRQNT, etc…), as well as the special entrance award.
Jordan Carey,
Advisor, Internal Awards
Student and faculty liaison for all internal awards (pre-allocated, departmental, conference and thesis completion). Coordinates all graduate awards data in the Student Information System.
Niyusha Samadi,
Postdoctoral Development Coordinator
Postdoctoral fellow and faculty liaison for all matters related to postdoctoral affairs, including the Horizon and Banting competitions. Developing and implementing the IDP (Individual Development Plan) for our postdocs.
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