Residence Life Management Team
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Our Residence Life Team work hard throughout the year to provide community building opportunities, promote safety, provide support & ways for students to get connected here in residence! Read below to meet the team!
Assistant Director, Residence Life
Brian’s passion for Residence Life started during his undergraduate experience at the University of Guelph where he held several student staff positions in residence. Brian has a Master’s degree in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago and is currently enrolled in his PhD in Higher Education at OISE/UofT where his research focuses on understanding how White Student Affairs professionals conceptualize their whiteness in the context of anti-racism efforts in Ontario universities. Brian is also the President of the Onatrio Association of College and University Housing Officers. Brian is a regular speaker and consultant and won the “Best in Show” presentation at the 2018 OACUHO Spring Conference.
As the Assistant Director, Residence Life, Brian works with the Residence Life Team to create safe, positive residence communities that foster a sense of belonging, co-curricular experiences that encourage holistic student development, and environments that promote academic success.
Supervisor, Residence Education
Laura is a lover of learning and is passionate about creating high quality experiences that inspire ‘lightbulb’ moments.She has had the opportunity to work at a variety of institutions such as Western University, Laurier, and now the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Beware, as a certified MBTI practitioner and as a Masters of Education graduate, she can talk about personality assessments and curriculum creation for extended periods of time!
When she is not working to create an intentional residence experience for all students, Laura enjoys being creative, reflective conversations, live music, and travelling to local coffee shops.
With her small and mighty Residence Education team she is excited to ensure that you feel academically supported in residence!
Community Standards Officer
As the Community Standards Officer, she supports both students and staff through a variety of situations that occur on residence. In partnership with students, she focuses on ways to foster opportunities where all those involved can find ways to learn and grow through their experiences. Her favourite part of the role is having the privilege to see students work through traditionally challenging circumstances and recognize their impact as community members.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, being physically active, traveling and going to concerts.
Residence Education & Transition Coordinator
Bianca earned a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. During her undergraduate degree, she was a residence student staff where she found her passion for student housing! After graduating, she moved to the University of Guelph where she continued to work in student housing. In 2019, Bianca joined the Student Housing & Residence Life team as a Community Development Coordinator and later transitioned into her current role. Most recently, she earned her Master of Education in Student Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University.
At UTM, in her current role, Bianca focusses on providing transition support to residence students. She supports a team of Peer Academic Leaders who help to facilitate academic workshops along with other programs. She also works to promote the academic success of residence students through the Academic Support Initiative. Her favourite part of her role is working with students to ensure they flourish in their academics at UTM!
In her free time, Bianca loves to spend time with her dog, Rosie, and go for walks along trails around UTM. Please feel free say hi if you see her on campus!
Community Development Coordinator
Megha is a proud UTM alumna and considers this campus her home. At UTM, she was an international student who worked as a Residence Don and Residence Services Assistant while she was earning her bachelor’s in arts in Economics and Sociology. She has worked at the University of Calgary and McMaster University as a Residence Life Coordinator and is excited to foster a warm, welcoming and growth-oriented environment at UTM.
In her current role as South Side Community Development Coordinator, she hopes to create meaningful connections and good memories. Outside of work, Megha is a trained singer and loves playing with her dog. She is also currently working on a master’s in business administration (MBA) at the Rotman School of Management. If you see her around, don’t hesitate to say hello!
Residence Education Coordinator
Kim completed her undergraduate degree from York University with a major in Anthropology and Studio Visual Arts minor. She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. She is currently undertaking her M.Ed at OISE. A certified teacher, Kim has gone on to teach in public and private schools in England and South Korea.
At SHRL, Kim coordinates the Living Learning Community Program and the residence programming for UTM’s Academic Culture and English students. Her passion for Living Learning Communities and Residence Life came from her experience of actively participating in LLC programming and Residence Council during her undergrad.
Outside of work, Kim enjoys travelling, cooking, and going on adventures with her dog Winnie. If you see them on campus, don’t be afraid to stop and say hi.