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Operational Leadership

Director Operations and Strategic Initiatives
Sharmaine McKenzie

  • implements process changes, special events and Arts awards programs
  • assists Department leads with on-boarding of administrative staff; Faculty-wide training; and facilitates meetings with DAs and PAs to ensure timely communications and consistent application of policies and procedures

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 2266   |   Dean's Office
Email: smckenzie@ryerson.ca

Manager of Finance
Greg Fiorido

  • provides practical and progressive financial solutions
  • collaborates with department leads and staff on budgeting, reconciliation and financial reporting

Telephone 416-979-5000 Ext. 5092   |   Dean’s Office
Email: gfiorido@ryerson.ca

Academic Administrative Coordinator
Kathryn Rowan

  • provides senior administrative support to the Dean including scheduling
  • acts as a subject matter expert on academic administration, administers the Faculty’s RFA and CUPE collective agreements and coordinates faculty affairs-related processes and committees

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 7155   |   Dean's Office
Email: krowan@ryerson.ca

Front Office Administrator

  • provides administrative support and reception services; acts as first point of contact to queries and requests from faculty, staff, student and the public
  • facilitates the efficient day-to-day operations of the Dean’s office

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4040   |   Dean's Office
Email: tsvadjia@arts.ryerson.ca   

IT Team
Mike MacDonald, Dereje Mekeuria, Ricardo Gomez-Hervis

  • supports faculty and staff to find solutions to their IT needs

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 552723   |   POD-357
Email: help@arts.ryerson.ca

Research and Graduate Studies
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies
Dr. Janet Lum
  • supports faculty in their research, scholarly and creative endeavors
  • provides leadership alongside graduate program directors in the areas of research, funding, and student issues

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 7045   |   Dean's Office
Email: jlum@ryerson.ca

Research Accounts Support Officer
Leanna Aref

  • provides individual researchers with administrative, financial and technical support; monitors accounts and provides reports
  • coordinates the recruitment and hiring process for temporary research staff and related administrative matters

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4194   |   Dean's Office
Email: laref@ryerson.ca

Graduate Data Coordinator
Alvin Ying

  • coordinates all data and information related to researchers, research support, grad points, TA support, new initiatives grants, special project grants and travel grants

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4970   |   Dean's Office
Email: aying@ryerson.ca

Undergraduate Studies and Student Support  

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Kathleen Kellett

  • provides leadership in all academic matters and activities relating to undergraduate programming in Arts
  • in consultation with internal partners, develops and implements strategies to enhance programs, curricular development, and new approaches to student support and advancement
  • directs and provides strategic planning for the Arts Student Experience Centre

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 6196   |   Dean's Office
Email: kkellett@arts.ryerson.ca

Community Liason & Experiential Learning Coordinator
Yumi Numata 

  • develops and coordinates local and international opportunities for students and supports these experiences with training and development
  • collaborates with stakeholders to develop projects and opportunities that meet student and community needs

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4798   |   POD-344J
Email: ynumata@ryerson.ca

Personal Counselor
Ruth Frolic

  • provides individual and group psychotherapy to Arts students who are dealing with a range of personal issues, and teaches students life skills
  • consults with faculty and staff on crisis intervention, risk assessment and referrals for treatment

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4847   |   POD-344H
Email: rfrolic@ryerson.ca

Student Life Coordinator
Avala Moore

  • increases engagement by building relationships and increasing interactions between students, staff, faculty and alumni
  • supports student-led initiatives; helps students become more involved, within Arts and the Ryerson community

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 2124   |   POD-344M
Email: avala.moore@ryerson.ca

Curricular Service Learning Coordinator
Dr. Reena Tandon

  • develops academic community-engaged learning experiences and provides consultation to faculty to integrate experiential components for students in their courses
  • develops partnerships and projects that meet the needs of different stakeholders, and supports these initiatives with training and development

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 5321   |   POD-344D
Email: r.tandon@ryerson.ca

Career Counselor
Sonny Wong

  • provides individual counseling and group facilitation to Arts students to assist with developing healthy career identities
  • provides consultation to faculty to identity the educational and career needs of students in specific programs
  • creates and delivers career development programs, events, and resources

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 2141   |   POD-344K
Email: swong@ryerson.ca

Partners and Consultants

HR Recruiting
Lindsay Wiener

  • coordinates the recruitment and selection process for academic and administrative employees within Arts
  • reviews vacancy postings, assists with creation of selection criteria and interview questions, and conducts referencing

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 3165   |   1 Dundas
Email: l2wiener@ryerson.ca

Marketing and Creative Services
Janet Jardine

  • enhances our reputation through communications and marketing materials
  • ensures a consistent look, feel and tone in Faculty and Department marketing and communications materials

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 6098  |   Dean's Office
Email: jjardine@ryerson.ca

Total Compensation Specialist
Sheel Sarkar

  • collaborates with department leads to update and create job descriptions

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4145  |   1 Dundas
Email: s4sarkar@ryerson.ca

Director of Development
Allison Urowitz

  • assists the Dean’s office and departments to enhance Arts projects and programs by strategizing and implementing donor related initiatives

Telephone: 416-979-5000 Ext. 4796  |   Dean's Office
Email: aurowitz@ryerson.ca