Residence and Student Life Staff

Dean of Students - Melinda Scott

As the Dean of Students, Melinda oversees all student life activities in the College and supervises UC's residence operation.  Her work includes collaborating with students and staff to develop a strong, inclusive, and welcoming student experience.  Melinda has worked in student life for more than ten years in a variety of areas.  She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Guelph and her Master's degree in education at OISE-UT.  If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns regarding student life or the residences she always wants to hear from you.
(416) 978-2530
15 King's College Circle, D102
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H7

Assistant to the Dean, Residence Life - Scott Clarke

As the Assistant to the Dean, Residence Life, Scott helps maintain the safety of the residences and responds to emergency situations.  He works with the Residence Dons to provide support for students and opportunities to get involved. Scott also works closely with the University College Residence Council (UCRC) supporting their efforts to offer  programming within residence and to represent residence students to the University College administration and University College Literary and Athletic Society. If you have any questions or concerns while living in residence, please feel free to contact him.
(416) 978-2539
15 King's College Circle, D103
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H7

Assistant to the Dean, Student Life - Naeem Ordóñez

As the Assistant to the Dean, Student Life, Naeem supports UC in all aspects of student life and is responsible for helping students develop their out-of-classroom experiences. He works closely with the UC Literary and Athletic Society (the UC Lit), the First Year Learning Communities (FLCs), Commuter Dons and Course Unions to develop and implement a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities. He is available to support individual UC students on a one to one basis, so if you ever have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact him.

(416) 978-2531
15 King's College Circle, D101
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H7

Assistant to the Dean, Administration - Don Sison

In addition to the day-to-day operations of the Residence Office, Don is responsible for overseeing the admissions process for new and returning residence students. Don is also tasked with communicating information to residence students through email and social media. Additionally, all food service, tour and internet/network related inquiries can be sent his way. If you have any questions with regard to the aforementioned, please do not hesitate to contact him.
(416) 978-2530
15 King's College Circle, D105
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H7

Residence Life Coordinator - Colin Henderson

Colin develops programming to ensure students are supported and engaged throughout their time in residence. In particular, he advises the University College Residence Council (UCRC) and supports the Living Learning Communities (LLCs). He is always looking for ways to get students more involved, so if you have ideas or suggestions, please feel free to contact him. Colin called UC home for the last 6 years as he completed his undergrad and worked as a residence don.  You’ll most likely find him in his staff room in Sir Dan’s, getting food in Howard Ferguson Dining Hall (FUNG), or playing basketball at the Athletic Centre - come say hi!
(416) 978-5408
15 King's College Circle, D105
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H7

Student Life Coordinator - Adrian Leckie

As the Student Life Coordinator, Adrian supports the planning and developing programs to encourage active engagement of UC students.  Through his role, he supports programs facilitating community development, academic success and personal growth of students through student organization support and program development.  If you have any questions regarding the programs and initiatives that UC offers, feel free to contact him.

(416) 978-1694
15 King's College Circle, D204
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H7

Building Stewards

The Building Stewards are responsible for the day-to-day operations in each of the UC residence buildings.  This includes key distribution, mail, and providing various services.  If you have any building related issues such as maintenance, they're the ones to talk to!  They also oversee the student Porter staff.

Whitney Hall: Sean Blanchard,  Phone: (416) 978-2532  Email:
Sir Daniel Wilson and Morrison Hall: Shena Krishna, Phone: (416) 946-3851 Email:


The caretaking staff are responsible for cleaning the common areas of the residences.  The Head Caretaker is Fatima Freitas.  If you have questions or concerns related to cleaning or maintenance please direct them to your Building Steward.

Residence Dons

There are 23 Dons in the UC Residences.  Dons are primarily there to help students figure out how to deal with any problems or issues they may be experiencing.  The Dons are appointed by the Dean after they are selected by a committee made up of staff, Dons and students.  With a few exceptions, Residence Dons are usually graduate students or senior undergraduate students.  Dons provide leadership, support, academic help and advice to residents and refer students for further assistance as needed.  They often help organize social activities within the house and involve as many house members as possible in house activities.  The Dons also have an important role in the maintenance of order in the house and encouraging individuals to avoid behaviour that may negatively impact other residents.

Community Coordinators

UC has two Community Coordinators, whose office is located in the Commuter Student Centre and develop student-focused programs designed to help off-campus students connect with the UC and U of T community.