Departmental Staff

Lorraine Subban | Reception and Departmental Support, UTSG


Front-line reception services for the department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the St. George Campus, faculty support and office support for the administrative staff
  • Space planning, room booking for classrooms, meetings and events
  • Facilitates requests for minor building repairs and issues
  • Handles the department’s incoming and outgoing mail, including courier and student mail
  • Assists administrative staff with hospitality services and special events
  • Maintains bookings and disbursements of AV equipment for faculty and students
  • Maintains office supplies
  • Student assignments: pick-up
  • Provides GO Train student discount forms and Vulnerable Sector Screening forms

Ted Myerscough | Program and Fieldwork Administrator, UTM


Front-line support for the Department at the Mississauga Campus, including faculty and student support
  • Booking office space for faculty
  • Room bookings
  • Exam administrative support
  • Parking passes for faculty and guest lecturers
  • Shuttle bus tickets
  • Web conferencing
  • Student support services
  • Assignment drop-off

Shan Gao | Business Manager


Business, financial, personnel, space and resources.
  • Manages the Department’s daily operations
  • Coordinates major facility management/space
  • Manages Departmental budget
  • Research assistant and teaching assistant setup
  • Human resources for faculty and administrative staff
  • Supervises administrative staff

TBD | Program Manager


Admission application processes, awards selection, and recruitment for the Department.
  • Admission application inquiries and policy development with the Graduate Coordinator
  • In-course awards coordination (bursaries & scholarships), including continuous development of bursary guidelines
  • Maintains academic records and course codes in ACORN-ROSI (online Student Web Service), along with permanent student files
  • Verifies authenticity of transcripts and other application elements
  • Coordination of recruitment events and information sessions
  • Counselling and advice about university and program policies and regulations; financial concerns, personal issues, disability/illness accommodation (special considerations forms) if Graduate Coordinator unavailable
  • Managing high risk student activities (e.g. “O-Week”) by advising student groups on conflicts of interest, liability and Code of Conduct matters
  • Departmental liaison with Enrolment Services, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC-ORPAS)
  • Research and policy development, e.g., Emergency Response and Strategic Communications

Nella Campisi | Administrative Assistant – Student Affairs


Administrative assistance for fieldwork programs and the Director of Clinical Education.
  • Fieldwork and related documents (e.g. health forms, CPR certification)
  • Credentialing services and documentation for graduated students
  • Curriculum schedule updates and posting
  • Registration and information for Departmental events (e.g. Research Day)

Sonia Hopwood | Administrative Assistant – Departmental Affairs


Financial administrative support
  • Departmental finances under the direction of the Business Manager
  • Payroll support services for casuals, work-study and teaching assistants
  • Processing expenses and invoices for the Department

Cindy Wong | Administrative Assistant – Research Finance


Financial administrative support, research
  • Departmental finances under the direction of the Business Manager specific to faculty research
  • Payroll support services

Dayna Frydman | Research Services Coordinator

Research administrative and communications support
  • Supports the research activities of the faculty in the Department
  • Supports the administration of OCT1220Y student research projects

Sandra Sokoloff | Executive and Communications Assistant


Administrative support for the Chair of the Department and communications for the Department.
  • Faculty promotions, tenure/continuing status reviews, interim/probationary reviews, research & study leaves, PTR/merit assessment, new faculty searches, external reviews and accreditation
  • Status-only and adjunct professorial appointments
  • Website renewal & maintenance, social media