Administrative Staff

The administrative staff included in this gallery include the staff housed at the St. George campus. Check out the UTM and UTSC webpages for information about the staff working in those offices.

The Office of the Chair of the St. George Campus Department

Tina Colomvakos
Assistant to the Chair

Having worked at the Sociology Department for over a dozen years, Tina knows us like no other. Tina works just outside of the Chair’s office and supports the work of the St. George Department Chair. If you are wandering around the Annex, you may also run into her when she is out on one of her vigorous walks around the neighbourhood during lunch or after hours.
Carmen Ho
Business Officer
Carmen oversees the department’s finances.

Graduate and Undergraduate Offices

Elysha Daya
Graduate Administrator (on leave)
Elysha is the Graduate Administrator and loves to help her students succeed. When Elysha is out of the office, she is either watching The Office (her favourite TV show), cooking, spending time with family, or travelling the world (pre-covid)! Elysha has quite the travel bug and loves to explore new countries. She is currently at home with her beautiful new baby.
Kerstin Giannini
Graduate Administrator (acting)
Kerstin is passionate about student development and holds an M.Ed. from OISE. She enjoys cooking, long walks in beautiful places, and spending time with family and friends.  Kerstin received her BA in our department just a few short years ago and so coming  to work here has felt like a return to her roots.
Jeremy NicholsJeremy Nichols
Graduate Office Assistant
Jeremy is the graduate office’s “Jack of all Trades,” who is equally versed at addressing problems with the photocopier as he is supporting the day to day needs of the graduate program. Off the clock, Jeremy has secret musical talents (ask him about his time as a Youtube sensation during the Rob Ford years).
Donna Ragbir
Undergraduate Administrator
Providing administrative support for the undergraduate programs with up to 1,200 students, Donna is an organizational powerhouse. She’s also our resident artist. Be sure to check her office walls for her latest works in oil on canvas.

Research and Technology Support

Sherri Klassen
Research Coordinator
Behind every great research project is a great research administrator. Sherri is ours. She supports the department’s researchers as they put together proposals for funding, navigate ethics review, and communicate their findings. She also maintains the research news parts of this website. In her off-time, Sherri spent the pandemic writing a humorous cocktail book that is taking the history and religion-themed cocktail book world by storm.

John Manalo
IT Administrator
Dubbed our departmental superhero, John does all things IT. John’s friendly demeanor, wit, and patient tone when dealing with our lack of computer know-how is what truly grants him superhero status. John is kept busy outside of the office running after his two little boys and hunting down bargains