Core Team and Administration
The Director reports in all academic matters to the Deans of the SGS and the Faculty of Medicine. The Director is ultimately responsible for all academic and administrative aspects of the IMS graduate program (including faculty and students), in accordance with University of Toronto policies and procedures. He is assisted by the Graduate Coordinators, IMS Committees, and the administrative staff, each of whom have special designated responsibilities.
Dr. Howard Mount
Dr. Lucy Osborne
Dr. Vasu Venkateswaran
Dr. Richard Horner
The Graduate Coordinators are responsible for administration of the graduate program, including:
- applications, admissions and enrollment procedures
- approval of faculty on program and defense committees
- nomination of students for awards, maintenance of current student award status and notification of award opportunities
- dissemination of policy and procedures to students and faculty
- meet with students as required on request
Graduate Coordinator – Faculty Appointments
Dr. Richard Horner is the Chair of Faculty Appointment Committee in IMS. He is responsible for the review and processing of all applications for graduate faculty appointments and re-appointments to the Institute, making recommendations to the IMS Executive Committee and the Director.
Co-Chair, IMS 50th Anniversary
Dr. Toner is the C0-Chair of the IMS 50th Anniversary Committee.
The committee is working to celebrate the achievements of our faculty, students, alumni and staff.
Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
The Director of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program is responsible for the development and implementation of the program. In collaboration with members of the IMS faculty, the summer research program provides both domestic and international undergraduate students with the opportunity to experience a summer in a laboratory, working on a project in biomedical research.
Director, Translational Research Program in Health Science
Director, Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC)
Program Director, Master of Health Science in Medical Radiation Science
Tel: (416) 946-4501
The Administrative Staff assist in the administration of the graduate program and the day-to-day running of the IMS.
Business Officer: Kamila Lear
IMS Business Officer, human resources, finance, payroll, office administration, special issues
Admissions Officer: Hazel Pollard
Admissions and enrollment issues
Student, Faculty Affairs and Awards Officer: Kaki Narh-Blackwood
Awards, faculty appointments, PACS
Curriculum, Web and Communications Officer: Michelle Rosen
Curriculum, Courses, Website Development and Social Media
Thesis and Examination Officer: Sarah Topa
Student defense examinations, program progress and completion
Reception and SURP Administrator: Elena Gessas
Reception, general inquiries, room bookings, Summer Undergraduate Program