Rose Patten Mentorship Program
Director, International Relations
Michelle Beaton is the Director, International Relations in the Office of the Vice-President, International. She has 20+ years of experience working at three different Canadian universities in various roles related to international student recruitment and internationalization strategy. She has lead numerous teams and initiatives in her professional and volunteer roles, and attributes much of her effectiveness to her ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Director Enterprise Applications and Deputy CIO
Cathy Eberts has held a variety of positions within the Information Technology field over the past 30 years. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she was employed at the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario within their Information Technology division. Since joining the University of Toronto, she has worked within the central IT division overseeing the development and implementation of many aspects of the major enterprise systems and has survived such significant IT events as the original implementation of SAP and Y2K! In her current role, Cathy provides strategic oversight of the central SAP Administrative Management Systems (Finance, HR, Research, etc.), Business Intelligence technology, and the Next Generation Student Information Services program, one of the largest IT projects on campus.
In her spare time, Cathy volunteers on a minor hockey league board, and enjoys watching the Leafs and Blue Jays play when they are having a good season.
Executive Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Erin Lemon joined the University of Toronto’s central communications team in 2006, after completing her Ph.D. at Queen’s University. She has held director-level roles in marketing & integrated communications, online communications, and internal communications. She is now Executive Director, Communications & Public Affairs at University of Toronto Communications, a portfolio that encompasses U of T’s institutional communications channels, including U of T News, U of T Magazine, the university homepage, social media channels, and media relations. Her team works with communications colleagues at UTSC, UTM, and in the Faculties and Divisions to promote the University’s accomplishments to the broadest possible local, national, and international audiences.
Director, Career Centre, UTM
Felicity is the Director of the Career Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She is an innovative career services leader, who constantly explores new methods of helping students achieve their goals. Students are at the centre of the work Felicity does; she is committed to providing programming and services that help them develop lifelong career management skills and to facilitating their connections with employers, alumni, industry professionals and the community. The UTM Career Centre has received a Top 5 nomination, National Association of Colleges and Employer’s Members Choice award for innovation (2013),
recognizing the out of the box thinking the staff employs in their work. In addition, the Centre received a shared (with a consortium of Canadian universities, colleges and some international institutions) Excellence in Innovation Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers award (2017). A graduate of the University of Toronto, she holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario.
Senior Director, Student Success
Dr. Heather Kelly is the Senior Director, Student Success in the Division of Student Life at University of Toronto, St. George and is responsible for student success (Accessibility, Academic Success, Housing & T-Card and Career) on the St. George campus at the University of Toronto. Her goal is to support students as they explore and create life goals that integrate career planning with academic studies, co-curricular and personal pursuits. She also holds a Doctorate in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto with a research interest in the professional lives of university administrators.
Warden of Hart House
John Monahan has served as the Warden of Hart House since 2015. He has a background as a lawyer, diplomat, civil servant and not-for-profit executive. He was Ontario’s representative in New York in the early 2000s, and he later served as the Province’s first Director of International Representation & Research. As the inaugural Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute, John was a leading national voice on the engagement of diaspora communities in building stronger, more cohesive societies, and his dialogue-based work with young Canadians connected to overseas conflicts received the “Award of Excellence” from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the YMCA Peace Medallion. He is a Senior Fellow at Massey College and a Member of the Canada Committee of Human Rights Watch. He also serves on the Advisory Councils of the Mosaic Institute, the Canadian Arab Institute, and the Institute for Diaspora Research & Engagement at Simon Fraser University.
Chief Administrative Officer, Faculty of Arts and Science.
Kim McLean has been the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Faculty of Arts and Science (A&S) since 2012 after serving as CAO at the University Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) for twelve years. She is a graduate of UTSC’s Cooperative Program in Administration and has an MBA from University of Toronto. Kim has had extensive experience in the University’s central administration, having also served in the Office of the Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget. As a senior staff member of A&S and UTSC, she possesses a broad and deep understanding of the University, its tri-campus nature and the challenges of growth and innovation.
Chief Administrative Officer, Rotman School of Management
Mary Lyne is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Rotman School of Management, a position she has held since November 2015. Previously she was the Chief Administrative Officer at the Faculty of Nursing. In the role of CAO, Mary is responsible for providing senior leadership for the administrative portfolio of the Division, and works to support the ongoing success of its students, staff and faculty. Before joining the University of Toronto in 2011, she was Administrative Director at Mount Sinai Hospital and Vice President at St. Joseph Media. Mary has served on a number of committees at the University of Toronto and has been a mentor in the Mentoring Leadership Partnership Program since 2013. Mary’s passions include her family, time at the cottage and cooking. She is an alumnus of U of T and is a proud former Varsity Blues swimmer – national champions in ’82, ’83 and ’84.
Associate Director in Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI)
Pamela is the Associate Director in Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI) where she currently oversees the Technical Solutions & Architecture, Business Intelligence and User Experience units.
An IT professional with over 30 years in multiple industries, Pamela recently celebrated her 20th anniversary at the University. She has worked in various leadership roles with the UofT SAP Administrative Management Systems, Business Intelligence applications, and Office365 initiatives, gaining a strong background in developing and leading agile, high performance teams. Pamela’s participated in numerous HR and program-based committees, such as PM 6-9 Advisory Group, SESU Committee, BI Leadership Group, TKF Committee. Prior to joining the Rose Patten Leadership Program, she served as a mentor on the Learning Partnership program for 8 years.
On a more personal note, Pamela loves her Corgis when they behave, being seaside in the Maritimes, paddle boarding and good red wine, perhaps not always in that order.
Director, Academic + Campus Events
As Director, Academic + Campus Events, University of Toronto since 2001, Steven Bailey is responsible for ensuring a quality learning environment for U of T instructors and students, focusing holistically on academic scheduling, classroom design, campus events and classroom technology. He is a champion for new classroom technologies, he initiated the standardization of the University’s AV--equipped lecterns and is leading the Transforming the Instructional Landscape project, which will upgrade 174 classrooms. Prioritizing a stellar student experience, he was recognized in 2018 with the Northrop Frye Award of Excellence for significant contributions to the quality of learning environment.
Chief Administrative officer (CAO, Pharmacy
Titi Oridota is passionate about working with people to identify their value proposition. She has been mentoring for over 20 years, assisting mentees to create and implement strategies that will help them thrive in all aspects of their lives.
Chief Administrative Officer, Arts and Science/Physics
Peter enrolled as an undergraduate student at UofT in 1975, and has been here ever since. After completing an M.Sc. in applied Geophysics, he spent 10 years in geophysics research and development. Part of that time he was employed by Atomic Energy of Canada, and spent time as an entrepreneur, but worked with UofT collaborators, and maintained an office here. In 1991 he was asked to help the Physics Department restructure its technical services operations, and was later hired as the Manager of Technical Services. His roll was later expended to include operational management of the Physics Teaching Laboratories, and has been the Chief Administrative Officer since 2014. Along the way, Peter has become licensed as an engineer, certified as a teacher, and has completed a M.Ed. in theory and policy studies in higher education.
Secretary of the Governing Council
Sheree Drummond currently serves as Secretary of the Governing Council, a role to which she was appointed in March 2016. She had been previously serving in the role of Deputy Secretary of the Governing Council since July 2012. Prior to joining the Office of the Governing Council, Sheree served as the Assistant Provost in the Office of the Vice-President and Provost from 2003 to 2012. From 1997 to 2003 Sheree was at the University of Alberta where she served as the Government Relations Associate in the Office of the Vice-President (External Relations) from 2002-2003; the Director of Campus Ministry & Student Services at St. Joseph College (U of A) from 1998-2002; and as Acting Director from 1997-1998. From 2000 to 2003 she served as a member of the University of Alberta Senate. Sheree began her career as a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament and was a Canadian Parliamentary Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Specialist in Political Science, Major in French Language and Literature) from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts (Political Science) from Dalhousie University and a Master of Divinity from Newman Theological College.
Senior Manager, Student Information Systems (EASI)
Vikram Chadalawada is the Senior Manager, Student Information Systems (EASI) within the Division of Information and Technology Services (Central IT) at University of Toronto and is responsible for delivery of enterprise applications to 95,000 students, 20,000 staff within 22 divisions across 3 campuses at the University of Toronto. His goal is to become a digital Sherpa shaping the future of technology within higher education. Vikram is a seasoned IT professional with over 25 years of technology and management experience. He holds a Masters degree in Fibre Optics & Quantum Mechanics and also a joint MBA degree through the first cross-border International management program between Canada and the United States - Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University, USA) and Schulich School of Business (York University, Canada). Outside of work, Vikram is an internationally certified Yoga Instructor, who has travelled to 40 countries, 400 cities around the world and currently teaches yoga at the department of KPE. Vikram has a keen interest in leadership and community development. Alongside being the co-founder of an NGO , Vikram has served on the University Affairs Board at UofT for 3 consecutive years and was the founder of Yogalicious Toronto amongst various cross-cultural initiatives within in Ontario. He has also volunteered for the United Nations and was instrumental in providing mobile education to 40,000 underprivileged slum kids in India.