COVID-19 and the DSR


Update – November 23/20: In compliance with the November 20 announcements from the Province and follow up from the Provost, the Department will be closed for 28 days effective Monday, November 23, 2020.  

During this period, one staff person will be on site Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm.

Students are able to book rooms with the DSR Room Booking System Please note the capacity limits per room. Each room is equipped with signage on safety guidelines, and has hand hygiene supplies for safe occupancy.

Update - October 26/20: Provincial regulation and public health guidance now require that post-secondary institutions implement COVID-19 health screening for anyone coming to campus. In order to comply with these directives, a health screening is now required for all members of our community, including faculty members, librarians, staff, and students, each day they visit any one of the three U of T campuses or any other property owned or operated by U of T.

You are required to complete the health screening each time you come to campus.

See the information below if you would like to speak with one of our Faculty Administrators or Staff members. We recommend you make an appointment in advance if you wish an in-person or online meeting.

Devangi Vaghela Finance Officer Online 9am - 5pm 416-978-1376
Nicole Bergot-Browning Communications & Administration Assistant Online 9am - 3pm 416-978-3057
Marilyn Colaço Undergraduate Administrator & Assistant to the Chair Online 9am - 5pm 416-978-3057
Simon Coleman Associate Chair & Undergraduate Coordinator Wednesdays 12pm – 5pm (online)
Fereshteh Hashemi Graduate Administrator

Online 9am - 5pm

On-site Tuesday and Thursday 416-978-3057
Pamela Klassen Chair Wednesdays 1pm – 4pm
John Marshall TA Coordinator


12pm – 1pm (In person)

1pm – 2pm (online)

*In person by appointment

Ajay Rao Graduate Director
Michael Twamley Department Manager

Online 9am - 5pm

On-site Monday, Wednesday, Friday 416-978-7438