COVID-19 Update: Contacts & Resources

Hours of Operation

As of September 7, 2021, the department’s reception hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

All department staff continue to work remotely and can be reached by email Monday to Friday between 8:45am and 5:00pm.

Academic & Administrative Staff Contact Information

Main Office Email: mainoffice@geog.utoronto.ca

Main Office Telephone: 416-978-3375


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Richard DiFrancesco, Department of Geography & Planning Chair: chair.geoplan@utoronto.ca

Ronald Buliung, Tri-Campus Graduate Chair: gradchair.geoplan@utoronto.ca

Maria Wowk, Business Officer: businessofficer.geoplan@utoronto.ca


For questions regarding undergraduate or graduate programs, including coursework, please contact:

Katherine Howat, Undergraduate Counsellor: undergrad@geog.utoronto.ca

Jessica Finlayson, Graduate Administrator: graduate.geography@utoronto.ca

Parveen Malli, MSc Planning Administrator: planning.geoplan@utoronto.ca

***Please note: All student meetings and advising will be conducted remotely.


For Academic HR and faculty questions please contact:

Yvonne Kenny, Assistant to the Chair & Graduate Chair: yvonne.kenny@utoronto.ca


For general inquiries or booking related questions please contact:

Donna Javni, Departmental Assistant and Receptionist: mainoffice@geog.utoronto.ca

Natalia Zdaniuk, Events & Communications Coordinator: events@geog.utoronto.ca

Paul Ceruti, Financial Assistant: finance.geoplan@utoronto.ca

More Information

Please refer to the following links for important information and updates:

Latest Updates from the University of Toronto

Latest updates from the University of Toronto: HR & Equity

Faculty of Arts & Science Information and FAQs for Undergraduate Students

Departmental FAQs for Graduate Students 

Mental Health Resources