Academic and Administrative Staff

Academic Staff

  Contact info
Richard DiFrancesco
Chair, Geography & Planning (St. George, Undergraduate)
Ron Buliung (he/him)
Graduate Chair (Tri-campus)
Matthew Farish (he/him)
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)

Administrative Staff

  Contact info Contact for
Maria Wowk
Business Officer
Rm 5051
(416) 978-1843
Grant funding and all other business matters in the department
Paul Ceruti
Financial Assistant
Rm 5052
(416) 978-1535
Payments and reimbursements
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
Donna Javni
Interim Department Assistant and Receptionist
Rm 5047
(416) 978-3375
General questions, office administration, and room bookings
Katherine Howat
Interim Undergraduate Counsellor
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.
Parveen Malli
Interim MSc Planning Program Administrator
Room 5053
(416) 946-0269
Admissions and advising current students in the MSc Planning program.
Natalia Zdaniuk (she/her)
Events & Communications Coordinator 
Room 5047
(416) 946-3148
Departmental events, alumni & donor questions, news and social media
Currently On Leave
Kathy Giesbrecht Undergraduate Counsellor
Marija Wright – MSc Planning Program Administrator