Academic and Administrative Staff

Academic Staff

  Contact info
Richard DiFrancesco
Chair, Geography & Planning (St. George, Undergraduate)
Scott Prudham
Acting Graduate Chair
Matthew Farish
Associate Chair, Undergraduate (St. George)
Scott Prudham
Associate Chair, Graduate Geography
Katharine Rankin
Associate Chair, Director of Planning
Yuhong He
Chair, Geography, Geomatics and Environment (UTM, Undergraduate)
Thembela Kepe
Chair, Human Geography (UTSC, Undergraduate)
Ron Buliung
Graduate Chair (Tri-Campus) On Leave

Administrative Staff

  Contact info Contact for
Paul Ceruti
Finance Assistant
Rm 5052
(416) 978-1535
Payments and reimbursements
Maria Wowk
Business Officer
Rm 5051
(416) 978-1843
Grant funding and all other business issues in the department
Parveen Malli
Interim Departmental Assistant and Receptionist
Rm 5047
(416) 978-3375
General questions, office administration, and room bookings
Yvonne Kenny
Assistant to the Chair & Graduate Chair
Rm 5050
(416) 978-3376
To set up any meetings with the Chair, or for university business
Kathy Giesbrecht  Undergraduate
Room 5044
(416) 978-6455
All questions about undergraduate programs and courses
Jessica Finlayson
Graduate Administrator
Room 5045
(416) 978-3377
Graduate admissions and advising current students in MA, MSc, PhD Geography and PhD Planning programs.
Marija Wright
MSc Planning Program Administrator
Room 5053
(416) 946-0269
Admissions and advising current students in the MSc Planning program.
Natalia Zdaniuk
Events & Communications Coordinator 
Room 5047
(416) 946-3148
 Departmental events, alumni & donor questions, news and social media