Department Office Hours and Contacts

Mailing address:

Department of Political Science
3359 Mississauga Road 
Maanjiwe nendamowinan, 5th floor
Mississauga, Ontario
L5L 1C6

T: (905) 828-3921
F: (905) 569-4965

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

July and August only:
Monday to Friday 8:45 am - 4:30 pm


Image of Andrea Olive, department Chair

Associate Professor Andrea Olive, Chair 

Tel: 905-828-5229

Terri Winchester, Department Administrator

Office: MN 5180
Phone: (905) 569-5681

  • Department first point of contact
  • RA contracts and payroll forms
  • CUPE TA postings and contracts, DDAH forms, and TA-related issues
  • Academic integrity note-taker
  • IT requests
  • Scheduling sessional and TA offices
  • Office supplies and purchasing 


Norma Dotto, Academic Counsellor

  Virtual Office Hours through Zoom:

    Wednesday 10:00-12:00pm and 1:30-3:00pm 

Office: MN 5156
Phone: (905) 828-3921

  • Course and program counselling (including ROPs and independent studies)
  • Special consideration administration for missed tests and late assignments
  • Advising faculty on student- and course-related matters
  • Course prerequisite checks
  • Subject POSts requests
  • Program checks and graduation assessments
  • Academic integrity administration
  • Liaison for course outlines, exams, international exchange, outreach, petitions, transfer credits etc.
  • Student outreach and recruitment activity

Sarah Chapple, Assistant to the Chair 

Office: MN 5178
Phone: (416) 702-1052

  • Academic HR administration (reviews, tenures, promotions, PTR)
  • Academic HR faculty search administration
  • CLTA, LTA and CUPE (CI & SL) postings and contracts
  • Communications
  • Managing Chair’s calendar
  • Special projects and events

Harry Zhou, Department Manager

Office: MN 5184
Phone: (647) 772-8345

  • Financial planning and forecasting
  • Budget management
  • Financial administration of research grants
  • Administrative staff management
  • TA planning and enrolment analysis
  • Space management
  • Financial (expense reimbursements/invoices, etc.)

David Linden, Financial Administrative

Office: MN 5183
Phone: (905) 569-4426

  • Financial (expense reimbursements/invoices, etc.)
  • Procurement and purchasing