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Sandy Welsh
Sandy Welsh is the Vice-Provost, Students and a Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She brings years of experience in undergraduate and graduate education to the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students.

Simcoe Hall, Room 221
27 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

OVPS Staff Directory

NameSupport for
Robyn Parr
Executive Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
Non-academic student policies
Student Code of Conduct
University relationships with student campus organizations
Alexis Archbold
Executive Director, Strategy, Programs and Operations
Strategy and oversight on various programs and operations
Meredith Strong (on secondment)
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
University-wide policies and projects
Cheryl A. Gibbs
Manager, Student Policy Initiatives
Student policy initiatives
Student Code of Conduct
Student organizations support and guidance
Jessie Metcalfe
Assistant Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, Students
University arts acquisitions and programming
Senior administrative searches
Standing and ad hoc committees & working groups
Roger Pizarro Milian
Manager, Student Data & Analytics
Provostial student data strategy
Data reporting and analytics
Josh Hass
Coordinator, Student Policy Initiatives
Student organizations support & guidance
General enquiries on non-academic student policies
Student unions and benefits
Bridgid McNulty
Student Placements & Project Manager
Unpaid outbound and inbound placements
Outbound placement workplace insurance forms, agreements, policy and process
Inbound placement assistance with invitation process
Project management and support
Kata Skoko
Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost, Students
Scheduling and support for the Vice-Provost, Students
General office support    
Ben Poynton
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Officer
Accessibility training and guidance
Carla DeMarco
Communications Manager
High level communications support on a wide range of projects, initiatives, and issues.

OVPS Portfolios – Leadership Directory

NameOfficeSupport for
Christina Bartha
Senior Executive Director, Student Mental Health, Systems Strategy and Policy
Student Mental Health, Systems Strategy and Policy Office
Tri-campus student mental health strategy
Katherine Beaumont
Senior Director, Global Learning Opportunities & International Student Success
Centre for International Experience –
Division of Student Life, St. George
Centre for International Experience (CIE)
Support and transition for incoming and outgoing exchange students
Safety Abroad and pre-departure orientations
University-wide tri-campus exchange agreements
Heather Kelly
Executive Director, Student Life Programs & Services
Division of Student Life, St. GeorgeAccessibility Services
Career and Experiential Learning
Centre for Learning Strategy Support
First Nation House / Indigenous Student Services
Student & Campus Community Development
Housing Services
Student Success
TCard Services
Janice Johnson
Executive Director, Student Housing & Residence Experience
OVPS and Office of Spaces & ExperiencesStudent Residences
Long-term strategy for student housing
David Newman
Executive Director, Student Experience
Division of Student Life, St. GeorgeStudent Crisis Response, Progress and Support Team
Assessment & Analysis
Innovation Hub & Student Life Projects
Student Life Communications
Student Life Information Technology
CAO Office
Janine Robb
Executive Director, Health and Wellness Centre
Health and Wellness Centre –
Division of Student Life, St. George
St. George Health & Wellness Centre
Health & Wellness Clinics
Health Promotions Program team
Helen Tewolde
Director, Access Strategy & Partnerships Office
Access Strategy & Partnerships OfficeAdministration of Access Programs University Fund (APUF) for university access and outreach programs
University access, outreach and retention strategies
Development of access partnerships, policies and programs
Research and evaluation for access and success strategies
Angela Treglia
Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Support
Sexual Violence Prevention and Support CentreTri-campus strategy for sexual violence prevention and support

Committees & Councils

The Vice-Provost, Students chairs a number of committees and councils, including various ad hoc search and review committees, as well as standing committees, such as the Forum on Student Experience (FSE) and the Council of First Entry Deans (CFED), which is co-chaired with the Vice-Provost, Strategic Enrolment Management.


The Univeristy produces a number of reports on the student community, including U of T’s National Survey of Student Experience (NSSE) report, and a report on the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU)  survey findings. Review our recent reports and explore our public dashboards to learn more.