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Office of the Dean

Effrosyni Diamantoudi,
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Mamoun Medraj,
Associate Dean, Recruitment and Awards
Awards, recruitment.
Peter Pawelek,
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Postdoctoral Studies
Admissions, postdoctoral studies, theses, student progress, student requests.
Rachel Berger,
Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Development
New programs, Individualized Program, GradProSkills, curriculum development and reform, liaison with Concordia International.
Donald Lafrance,
Academic and administrative planning, Office of the Dean strategic advisor, projects and new initiatives, secretary to the Council of the School of Graduate Studies (CSGS).
Amir Aghdam,
Academic Code Administrator
Implements the Academic Code of Conduct for graduate students.
Charalambos (Charis) Poullis,
Academic Code Administrator
Implements the Academic Code of Conduct for graduate students.
Nina Howe,
Academic Code Administrator
Implements the Academic Code of Conduct for graduate students.
Erika MacFadden,
Manager of Operations
Office of the Dean operations, SGS personnel, budget, archives and GPD liaison.
Michael Jordan,
Academic Governance Assistant
Assistant to code administrator, provides administrative support to the Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC) and the Council of the School of Graduate Studies (CSGS).
Katherine Belloso,
Executive Secretary to the Dean
Manages Dean’s agenda and correspondence, processes budget requisitions.
Adriana Rico,
Web and Graduate Calendar Coordinator
SGS website, on-line Graduate Calendar.
Jennifer Bacon,
Analyst, Graduate Enrolment
Conducts analysis of graduate enrolments. Designs, implements and supports graduate enrolment reporting across the university.
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.
Service Assistant
Greets and refers visitors, responds to front-line enquiries for SGS units, archiving, service request triage.

Academic Programs and Development

Saul Carliner,
Graduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (UNIT).
Charles Reiss,
Graduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director for the Individualized Program (INDI), Master and PhD.
Kristy Clarke,
Manager, Academic Programs and Development
Manages the Academic Programs and Development team, which includes GradProSkills, new graduate program development and curriculum changes, graduate professional development, INDI and UNIT programs.
Gina Beltran,
Developer, Graduate Academic Programs
Administrative leadership for graduate curriculum changes and new program development. Coordination of graduate professional development projects.
Darlene Dubiel,
Coordinator, INDI
Administrative support for all aspects of the Individualized Program (INDI).
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 Academic Services

Nadeem Butt,
Manager, Graduate Academic Services
Oversees graduate admissions standards, policies and procedures. IITS liaison, web registration, inter-university registration requests, and liaison to faculty representatives.
Raja Bhattacharya,
Advisor, Student Affairs
Academic standing issues, student requests, issues and receives all research-based program reports, produces all performance monitoring letters for programs.
Irene Grigoropoulos,
Advisor, Graduate Admissions
Assesses and establishes admission requirements from international countries, international exchanges, reviews all exceptional applications for admission.
Dolly Grewal,
Administrator, Thesis
Administers all thesis and graduation prizes, student requests pertaining to registration, as well as maintains the listing of doctoral thesis rankings and recognition opportunities for students in thesis programs.
Daniela Ferrer,
Coordinator, Thesis
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.
Michael Verwey,
Developer, Graduate Fellowships
Foster research growth by providing advice and guidance to students, faculty, and departments, in order to contribute to increasing the quality of fellowship applications submitted by students, and to optimize the success rate in external fellowship competitions.
SGS Graduate 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,
Coordinator, Postdoctoral Development
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.

Recruitment, Outreach and Communication

Marie-Eve Roy,
Manager, Graduate Strategic Enrolment and Outreach
Graduate student recruitment, communication strategies and activities.
Lorena Marzitelli,
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.
Rachel Andren,
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.
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