Dean’s Office


Silvia Tomaskova

Dr. Silvia Tomášková
Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Anthropology
ASC 402

Administration and Operations

Michele BjornsonMichele Bjornson
Manager, Administration and Operations
ASC 449

Heather Munn  
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
ASC 413

Julia Yamagishi Costa
Assistant to the Dean
Please email Julia to book an appointment with the Dean.
ASC 407

Vanessa Costa da Silveira
Office Assistant
LM4 600

Associate Dean Portfolios

Associate Dean, Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral

Alison Conway
Professor, English and Cultural Studies; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies
LM4 620

Portfolio: Provides leadership and oversight for the Faculty’s research, scholarly activities, and collaborative initiatives and partnerships. The portfolio is also responsible for the recruitment, retention, career advancement, recognition, and ongoing success of an excellent and diverse community of colleagues.

Faculty Support:

  • Provides leadership for designing, reviewing, and implementing a Faculty research plan;
  • explores, promotes, and facilitates research and funding opportunities for faculty members;
  • provides overall coordination of Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) themes; creates IGS course schedule; plans IGS budget;
  • provides guidance for the management of post-doctoral fellowships and fellows.

Graduate Student Support:

  • Advocates for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary pedagogy and curriculum for graduate studies;
  • Chairs the FASS Graduate Awards committee;
  • Addresses complaints and concerns about graduate student academic and non-academic misconduct; appeals of grades and academic standing; and supervision.

Colin McKay

Colin McKay
Manager of Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
LM4, 6th Floor

  • Supervises grant funding setup and management at the faculty level;
  • Manages administration of IGS and research programs;
  • Provides guidance and training for department faculty and staff related to IGS, postdoctoral, and research programs.
Cayla Reeve

Kayla Jakuboski
Research Assistant, Research, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
LM4, 6th Floor

  • Assists graduate students with course selection, registration, and office allocation;
  • Assists Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) Theme coordinators with administrative forms and tracking student performance;
  • Organizes thesis oral defenses;
  • Coordinates graduate and undergraduate travel grants;
  • Coordinates Undergrad Research Awards program.

ASSOCIATE DEAN, Undergraduate Students

Donna Senese
Associate Professor, Geography
ASC 404

Portfolio: Provides leadership to develop, implement and sustain a strategic and holistic framework that ensures undergraduate students are successful throughout their life-cycle – from prospective students to graduates.

Supports Faculty:

  • Coordination of undergraduate enrolment planning and management;
  • facilitation of student communications to access relevant services, including academic and non-academic services and support.

Supports Students:

  • Facilitation of access to relevant academic and non-academic services and support
  • provision of effective and efficient student recruitment activities;
  • facilitation of admission and registration of high-quality students;
  • provision of excellent educational experiences, both curricular and extra-curricular;
  • promotion of community, affinity, and supportive peer networks.

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Rohanna Wheatley
Assistant to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
ASC 407

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Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Bernard Momer
Associate Professor, Geography
ASC 450

Portfolio: Provides leadership for the development, implementation, and sustenance of a strategic approach to teaching, learning, and curriculum.

Supports Faculty:

  • Manages curriculum submission and related consultation, approval, and implementation processes;
  • monitors curriculum effectiveness;
  • coordinates formal, regularly-scheduled self-studies and external reviews of academic programs;
  • supports innovative teaching and learning initiatives.

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Supports Students:

  • coordinating undergraduate awards and recognitions unrelated to research.

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Laura Wylie

Laura Wyllie-Dupont (On Leave)
Curriculum Development & Academic Programs Manager
ASC 452

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Leslie Finley
Curriculum Development & Academic Programs Manager
ASC 452

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Ashley Loura
Curriculum, Awards and Academic Programs Coordinator
ASC 452

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Lindsay Howe
Acting Communications Manager
Communications and Engagement Strategist
LM4 654

Jacqueline Varga
Acting Communications and Events Coordinator
LM4 653


Pieter Uni

Pieter Uni (On Leave)
Communications Manager
LM4 655


Marissa Liebel (On Leave)
Communications and Events Coordinator
LM4 653


Meghan Reid (On Leave)
Web and Digital Media Strategist
LM4 653

For assistance with research-related finance or student hiring questions and transactions, please email

Jordan Turner

Jordan Turner
Finance Manager
ASC 431

Barbara Stein-Zarchikoff
Finance Assistant
ASC 453

Jane Fedyk
Research Finance Assistant
ASC 453

Jody Ainley 
Assistant, Strategic Personnel Planning and Development
ASC 455