Assistant Deans

Sara Faherty

Sara Faherty, Assistant Dean Office of the Associate Dean

sara.faherty@utoronto.ca
416-946-7446
Room: Flavelle 339

Sara handles curricular and academic matters.  She oversees the Records Office, combined degree and certificate programs, the mooting program, academic appeals, externships, and the journals.  

During the Fall 2020 term, Sara is available to meet students in person and online Mon - Fri. 

Sara's bio

 

Eleonora Dimitriova

Eleonora Dimitrova, Interim Assistant Dean, JD Program

eleonora.dimitrova@utoronto.ca
416-978-5793
Room: Flavelle 343

Eleonora oversees Admissions, Financial Aid, the Career Development Office, academic support programs, health and wellness activities, student accommodations, the Indigenous Initiatives Office, and most non-credit student activities such as O-Week, student clubs and the SLS. Eleonora also oversees the law school’s in-house programs and clinics: Downtown Legal Services (DLS), Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, the International Human Rights Program (IHRP),  the Investor Protection Clinic (IPC), Future of Law Lab, and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC).  Eleonora is presently on a secondment as Interim Assistant Dean of the JD Program from September 2022.

Eleonora's bio

 

Student Mental Health and Wellness

Chantelle Brown-Kent

Chantelle Brown-Kent, Student Mental Health and Wellness Program Manager

chantelleb.kent@toronto.ca
416-978-1223
Room: Jackman P323

Chantelle is responsible for developing and implementing the law school's mental health strategy. She creates and facilitates learning activities and workshops and provides case management assistance to students regarding mental health and wellness experiences. Chantelle also helps navigate and connect to resources within the law school, across the University and in the wider community.   She is available to students Mon - Thu.

Chantelle's bio

 

Jessie Kussin

Jessie Kussin, On-Location Student Mental Health Counselor

 

Jessie provides brief, confidential psychotherapy and counselling on a range of issues including adjustment and transition issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship and family issues, body image, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. Jessie is a social worker with the University of Toronto’s Health & Wellness Centre counselling team and currently offers appointments Monday - Thursday.   

Jessie’s bio

 

Sara Gold

Sara Gold, On-Location Accessibility Advisor

sara.gold@utoronto.ca

The Accessibility Advisor role includes maintaining privacy and confidentiality while helping registered students access disability-related accommodations. Sara works one-on-one with law students who are impacted by health and mental health concerns/disabilities and require accommodations to achieve their academic goals.   

 Sara's bio

 

Student Life

Terry Gardiner

Terry Gardiner, Director, Student Programs

terry.gardiner@utoronto.ca
416-946-8941
Room: Flavelle 328B

The Student Life team focuses on supporting your law school experience. Our team brings you opportunities to learn about and participate in orientation, student clubs, community activities, Indigenous initiatives, experiential learning and promoting your mental and physical health. Terry leads the team, which is part of the broader Student Services group. Terry is available to meet with students in-person and online.

Terry's bio

 

Sara-Marni Hubbard 

Sara-Marni Hubbard, Student Programs Manager

sara.hubbard@utoronto.ca
416-978-4908
Room: Jackman P325 

Sara-Marni is your go-to office for all things co-curricular and extra-curricular at the law school. She advises student clubs and government, co-chairs the health and wellness advisory, and organizes student events such as orientation and See Yourself Here. Sara-Marni manages the student exchange program, the Academic Success Program and supports the Alumni Mentorship Program and Peer Mentorship Program.  

Sara-Marni's bio 

 

Julie Ann Shepard

Julie Ann Shepard, Manager, Indigenous Initiatives

julie.shepard@utoronto.ca
416-978-2583
Room:  Jackman P327

Julie Ann provides support to Indigenous law students, including counselling on career, academic, financial aid, and personal matters. Julie Ann also develops cultural programming, experiential and co-curricular activities for any students interested in Indigenous history, community and Aboriginal law.

Julie Ann's bio

 

Janice Asiimwe

Janice Asiimwe, Manager, Black Future Lawyers Program

janice.asiimwe@utoronto.ca
416-978-3478
Room:  Jackman P314

Janice oversees the day-to-day operation of BFL and its various activities, including developing and implementing mentorship opportunities, workshops, events, and the annual conference. Black Future Lawyers (BFL) was founded as collaboration between U of T Law, our Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA), members of our Black alumni community, and the broader legal profession. Funded by U of T's Provost's office, law firm donors, and U of T Law, BFL offers supports and engagement opportunities to Black undergraduate students who aspire to go to law school and become lawyers.  

Janice's bio

 

Career Development Office

Theresa Chan

Theresa Chan, Director

ts.chan@utoronto.ca
416-946-3033
Room: Jackman P302

Theresa is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing the delivery of career development programs for Faculty of Law students.  In addition to counseling law students and graduates on career development strategies, she also fosters and develops effective relationships with private and public employers, both domestic and international, with a view to expanding career opportunities for the Faculty. 

During the school year, Theresa is available to meet students in person, online or by phone. 

Theresa's bio

 

Rachel Weiner

Rachel Weiner, Career Development Counselor

rachel.weiner@utoronto.ca
416-978-2708
Room: Jackman P304

Rachel is responsible for counselling law students and graduates on career development strategies, including review of job application materials, preparation for interviews, and networking. Rachel also assists with the Career Development Office’s online resources and guides for students, as well as workshops and events about summer recruitment, articling, clerkships, legal practice areas, and career paths beyond traditional legal practice.

Rachel's bio

 

Julia Decker

Julia Decker, Employer Relations & Programming Coordinator

julia.decker@utoronto.ca
416-978-2756
Room: Jackman P316

Julia coordinates the logistical operations of the Career Development Office, including student programming, job postings, and recruitment events such as on-campus interviews. As well, she fosters and maintains the CDO's relationships with employers, while helping to generate new opportunities for students.

Julia's bio

 

Admissions and Financial Aid

Irene Aiello

 

Irene Aiello, Manager, Financial Aid Program

irene.aiello@utoronto.ca
416-978-5842
Room: Jackman P306

Irene provides personal counselling to current and prospective JD students on all aspects of financial aid from their first year to post-graduation. She manages the JD Financial Aid Program and the Post-Graduation Debt Repayment Assistance Program, including the administration of scholarships and awards, bursaries, professional student loan programs and emergency loans.

 Irene's bio

 

Jerome Poon-Ting

Jerome Poon-Ting, Senior Recruitment, Admissions & Diversity Outreach Officer

Jerome.poon.ting@utoronto.ca
416-978-6630
Room: Jackman P308

Jerome conducts outreach and communication to prospective students and applicants, while overseeing the day-to-day operation of the admission process. Current JD students seek to volunteer with Jerome as Student Ambassadors, tour guides, and special event crew, to share their insights on being law students at UofT and living in Toronto.

Jerome's bio

 

Tammy-Lynn Pecoskie

Tammy-Lynn Pecoskie, Admissions and Financial Aid Coordinator

For financial aid inquires: financialaid.law@utoronto.ca
For admissions inquiries: admissions.law@utoronto.ca
416-978-0214
Room: Jackman P316

Tammy  assists and advises students with their financial aid, including law school, government and external funding. She also provides advice to those seeking admission to U of T’s JD program through consultations and information sessions.

Tammy's bio

 

Erica Varga

Erica Varga, Student Services Administrator

erica.varga@utoronto.ca
416-978-7875
Student Services Hub, 3rd floor Jackman

Erica manages front-line inquiries at the Student Services Hub and is the first point of contact for most student inquiries. She provides assistance to the Admissions and Financial Aid teams and supports student life events like JD orientation.

Erica’s bio

 

Records Office

Emily Jane Watson

Emily-Jane Watson, Records Coordinator

records.law@utoronto.ca

416-978-0212
Room: Jackman P310

Students can drop by or contact Emily-Jane and the Records Office with any questions relating to course enrollment, assignment submissions, exams, grades, eLegal, ACORN/ROSI, Faculty of Law prizes & awards, JD combined programs, and to check on their degree progress. If we can’t help you then we can definitely connect you with someone who can!

Emily-Jane's bio

 

Annie Sahagian

Annie Sahagian, Records Coordinator

records.law@utoronto.ca

416-978-0212
Room: Jackman P310

Students can drop by or contact Annie and the Records Office with any questions relating to course enrollment, assignment submissions, exams, grades, eLegal, ACORN/ROSI, Faculty of Law prizes & awards, JD combined programs, and to check on their degree progress. If we can’t help you then we can definitely connect you with someone who can!

For graduate students, please see the Meet Your Graduate Program Team page.