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Academic Administrators

Pamela Klassen

Chair and Graduate Chair 

Pamela Klassen

  • Responsible for the overall direction of the department including:
    • Operating, Graduate, Teaching Budgets, trusts, endowments, and research funds
    • Faculty hiring, tenure and promotion
    • Research excellence
  • As Graduate Chair, work closely with the Director of Graduate Studies on:
    • Long-term academic planning
    • Enrolment plannning
    • Recruitment
    • Administering the University's Code of Student Conduct, Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
  • Member of the DSR Executive Committee

chair.religion@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-0877

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Pamela Klassen

Associate Chair Undergraduate

Srilata Raman

  • Responsible for overseeing the functioning of the undergraduate program including:
    • Curriculum changes and governance
    • Working closely with TA Coordinator 
    • Providing advice to student on issues
  • Member of the DSR Executive Committee

s.raman@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-3189

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Nada Moumtaz

Director of Graduate Studies

Nada Moumtaz

  • Responsible for overseeing the functioning of the graduate program including supervision of:
    • Admissions and awards
    • Funding of of graduate students
    • Ensuring student progress through their programs
  • Member of the DSR Executive Committee

nada.moumtaz@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-5460

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Suleyman Dost

Graduate Placement Officer

Suleyman Dost

  • Point of contact for graduate students venturing into the job market
  • Planning and running professionalization seminars
  • Providing individualized advice for CVs, cover letters, other job portfolio materials
  • Works with supervisors in setting up mock interviews

suleyman.dost@utoronto.ca

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John Marshall

TA Coordinator

John Marshall

  • First point of contact for any TA questions related to TA contracts and assignments on St. George, UTM, and UTSC campuses
  • Assigns the TA appointments in consultation with the St. George Associate Chair Undergraduate, UTM History of Religions Program Director, and the UTSC Historical and Cultural Studies Associate Chair, Teaching.

 

john.marshall@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-6667

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Sarah Gallant

Undergraduate Student Advisor

Sarah Gallant

  • Works closely with the Associate Chair Undergraduate and Undergraduate Assistant to support undergraduate students and undergraduate teaching at St. George 
  • Guides undergraduate students through DSR programs and courses
  • Leads TA training workshops
  • Works with RUSA executive to plan events for undergraduate students; academic lead on the DSR Undergraduate Conference
  • Serves on Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

sarah.gallant@utoronto.ca

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Staff Administrators

Michael Twamley

Department Manager

Michael Twamley

  • Strategic management of:
    • Department budget
    • All operational issues
    • Administrative staff team
    • Department spaces including building access (fobs/keys/codes)
    • Workplace health and safety
    • Department Sharepoint site
  • Member of the DSR Executive Committee

manager.religion@utoronto.ca

tanya proulx

Assistant to the Chair
and Office Administrator

Tanya Proulx

  • First point of contact for general inquires and day-to-day running of department
  • Responsible for Chair schedule and calendar
  • Works closely with Chair on faculty matters: promotions, tenure, PTR, workload, etc
  • Orders office supplies and facilitates room and equipment access
  • Coordinates department meetings and events

tanya.proulx@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-0967

Fereshteh Hashemi

Graduate Administrator

Fereshteh Hashemi

  • First point of contact for all graduate (PhD and MA) related matters
  • Responsible for all administrative aspects of graduate program requirements, course enrolment, scheduling general, final oral, and language exams, graduate funding package, awards, program extensions, coursework extensions, and registration issues
  • Provides advice and direction on other resources available at SGS, writing workshops, community building, and mental health supports

religion.grad@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-3057

phoebe to

Undergraduate Assistant

Phoebe To

  • First point of contact for St. George undergradaute students registered in Study of Religion courses
  • Administers TA, Course Instructor, and Sessional Instructor contracts
  • Troubleshoots timetabling and room booking conflicts related to undergraduate program
  • Provides administrative support to RUSA and all DSR undergraduate related initiatives

religion.undergrad@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-2395

Siri Hansen

Communications Officer

Siri Hansen

  • Responsible for the design, development and dissemination of departmental communications and promotional materials:
    • Coordinates faculty and student profiles
    • Department newsletter
    • Website and social media platforms
    • Chair's Weekly Update

 

religion.comms@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-0690

Harjit Bains

Finance Officer

Harjit Bains

  • First point of contact for questions regarding:
    • Hiring students: research assistant, teaching assistant, research trainee, workstudy)
    • Honoraria and stipends
    • Expense reimbursements and invoices
    • Research grants and all faculty operating funds
  • Administers the operating funds for the Robert HN Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies

religion.officer@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-1376

 

 

Finance Clerk

Gizelda Pereira

  • Processing expense reimbursements
  • Preparing and processing journal entries
  • Supporting the reconciliation of purchasing cards and other financial statements

religion.clerk@utoronto.ca

(416) 978-1331