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Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students works to ensure you have a positive experience throughout your time at University College. We work with student staff and leaders to create intentional programs and provide student support beyond the classroom.

Our Team

Residence and Student Life Staff Team

Residence Dons

Their primary role is to help you navigate problems or issues that arise during your time in residence. They are a great first point of contact and can help you navigate resources and support services on campus. They help organize community building activities, run facilitated discussions and work closely with elected student leaders to create fun and inclusive communities. Dons also play an important role in maintaining community standards and ensuring students avoid behaviour that may negatively impact other residents.   

Community Coordinators

Your Community Coordinators play an integral role in building a fun and engaging experience for off-campus students. Located in the Commuter Student Centre, they develop student-focused programs designed to connect off-campus students and integrate them into the UC and U of T community. They are also a great first point of contact and can help students navigate problems or issues that arise. 

Residence Services

Facilities

Under the supervision of the Facilities Services Supervisor, caretaking and maintenance staff play a critical role in the cleanliness and upkeep of our residences. They work tirelessly to ensure washrooms, kitchens and other common areas are held to high standards of cleanliness.

Residence Porters

The Porter’s Office is run during the day by the building stewards, then transitions to the porter staff outside of business hours. The staff help with key distribution, mail, general inquiries and more. All maintenance and building issues should be brought to the Porter’s Office.

Office of the Dean of Students

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Melinda Scott

PhD
Dean of Students
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 10 years in a variety of areas. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Guelph, her master's degree in education at OISE-UT, and her doctorate 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
melinda.scott@utoronto.ca
D103
Campus: St. George
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Naeem Ordóñez, Assistant to the Dean, Student Life

Naeem Ordóñez

Assistant to the Dean, Student Life
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
naeem.ordonez@utoronto.ca
D204
Campus: St. George
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Adrian Leckie

Adrian Leckie

Student Life Coordinator
As the Student Life Coordinator, Adrian supports 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
adrian.leckie@utoronto.ca
D101
15 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7
Campus: St. George
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Shena Krishna, Building Steward

Shena Krishna

Building Steward
Shena is responsible for the day-to-day operations in Sir Daniel Wilson Residence and Morrison Hall. She oversees the porter’s desk and staff and facilitates key distribution, mail, general inquiries, maintenance and building issues, and more. Stop by the porter’s desk with any questions or concerns and she can help or direct you appropriately.  
416-946-3851
shena.krishna@utoronto.ca
75 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E5
Campus: St. George
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Office of the Dean of Students
Sean Blanchard, Building Steward

Sean Blanchard

Building Steward
Sean is responsible for the day-to-day operations in Whitney Hall. He oversees the porter’s desk and staff and facilitates key distribution, mail, general inquiries, maintenance and building issues, and more. Stop by the porter’s desk with any questions or concerns and he can help or direct you appropriately.  
416-978-2532
sean.blanchard@utoronto.ca
85 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E5
Campus: St. George
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