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
Tina.colomvakos@utoronto.ca
416-978-5541

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
sociology.bizofficer@utoronto.ca
416-978-8267
Carmen oversees the department’s finances.

Graduate and Undergraduate Offices

Elysha Daya
Graduate Administrator
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.
Jeremy NicholsJeremy Nichols
Graduate Office Assistant
socgrad.assist@utoronto.ca
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
sociology.undergraduate@utoronto.ca
416-946-4064
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

Suzanne Jaeger
Research Coordinator
sociology.research@utoronto.ca
416 978-5417
Prior to obtaining a PhD in philosophy, Suzanne was a professional ballet dancer. Her academic work focused on art dance aesthetics and the embodied nature of meaning making. This was at a time when philosophers were learning again they had bodies and were not just brains in a vat. In the transition from the non-verbal expressive medium of dance to the language-based work of a philosopher, Suzanne came to love the precision and persuasiveness of words.  She brings this love to her support of researchers in their dance with grant applications.

John Manalo
IT Administrator
soctech.help@utoronto.ca
416-978-3237
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