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The Yeates School of Graduate Studies is the administrative site for graduate programs at Ryerson. The vice-provost and dean and staff are pleased to provide assistance to applicants, students and faculty. YSGS is located at 1 Dundas St. West, 11th floor and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or by appointment.

YSGS has shifted its services online. The YSGS offices at 1 Dundas St. West are currently closed. All YSGS staff continue to perform their regular duties remotely and can be reached via email if you have questions or concerns. 

For admissions inquiries, please visit, visit YDI-1102 or email

Dr. Cory Searcy
Vice-Provost and Dean, Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Office: YDI-1119

Dr. Carl Kumaradas
Associate Dean, Programs
Office: YDI-1115

Dr. Nancy Walton
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Office: YDI-1117

Terry McAfee
Director - Strategic Planning, Finance and Administration
Office: YDI-1112

Mary Neelands
Manager, Program Administration
Office: YDI-1122

Rachquel Thompson
Administrative Coordinator
Office: YDI-1120

Rachel DiSaia
Strategic Initiatives and Policy Advisor
Office: YDI-1118

Shirley Lee
Data Analyst
Office: YDI-1113

Farheen Rashid
Lead, Graduate Professional Development and Quality Assurance
Office: YDI-1114

Leslie Mutic
Student Engagement Officer
Office: YDI-1104D

Dr. Wilson Leung
Director, Graduate Leadership Institute
Office: YDI-1118

Gino Guercio
Coordinator, Graduate Funding Administration
Office: YDI-1116

Natasha Mills
Coordinator, Graduate Scholarships and Awards
Office: YDI-1109A

Andy Lee
Communications and Marketing Officer
Office: YDI-1121

Sarah Pratt
Communications and Social Media Coordinator
Office: YDI-1116

Charlie Fiddy
Postdoctoral Studies Coordinator

Riley Kucheran
Indigenous Advisor
Office: YDI-1118 

For admissions inquiries, please visit, visit YDI-1102 or email

Lillian Zereneh
Manager, Admissions and Recruitment

Zareen Bukhari
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Lavern Glenn
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Aina Arro
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Cherie Siy  
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Beth O'Reilly
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Christine Mazurkiewicz
Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Jenny Shyu
Systems Support Specialist

Adam Lloyd
Systems Support Specialist

Graduate Program Directors

Program directors ensure program delivery of the highest standard by providing a critical link between YSGS, the program and the home faculty. They work with chairs to identify qualified faculty to teach and supervise, arrange graduate course schedules, coordinate student recruitment and admissions, oversee thesis defences, student records and funding allocations, monitor student financial support and uphold advisory mechanisms that promote the academic development of students.

Graduate Program Administrators

Program administrators provide overall support to ensure the efficient delivery of graduate programs. Their responsibilities include: monitoring student progress and evaluating graduation eligibility; coordinating admissions activities, thesis and dissertation defences, and student funding (scholarships, awards, assistantships and stipends); and overseeing program communications.

Upcoming Info Sessions

Program info sessions include tours, examples of graduate research projects and opportunities to meet with faculty and students.