Leadership & Committees

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee, chaired by TBC, reports to the IMS Executive Committee. It provides thorough review of IMS graduate student applications, makes recommendations for admission, and oversees admission policies. 

For more information about the Admissions Committee, or to inquire about participation, please contact Hazel Pollard

Appointments Committee

The Appointments Committee, chaired by Dr. Karen Gordon, reviews and processes all applications for graduate faculty appointments and reappointments.  Further details about the application process including forms and deadlines can be found here

For more information about the Appointments Committee, or to inquire about participation, please contact sf.medscience@utoronto.ca

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee, chaired by Dr. Chung-Wai Chow, establishes policies, reviews and processes applications for student financial awards administered by the IMS. 

For more information about the Awards Committee, or to inquire about participation, please contact sf.medscience@utoronto.ca.  

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee, chaired by Prof. Nicole Harnett, reports to the IMS Executive Committee. It reviews and monitors all course offerings by the IMS and recommends and implements changes to the curriculum. 

For more information about the Curriculum Committee, or to inquire about participation, please contact cc.medscience@utoronto.ca

EDI Committee

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee, chaired by Dr. Sunit Das, identifies and recommends opportunities and initiatives to improve diverse representation and inclusion of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups in the IMS, and ensures equitable pathways to education, teaching and research.  This Committee reports to the IMS Executive.

For more information about the EDI Committee, or to inquire about participation, please contact sf.medscience@utoronto.ca.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, chaired by the Director, provides guidance and direction in all aspects of the Strategic Plan implementation and decision-making. It helps set out the vision and overall strategic direction, goals and objectives of the IMS, and is the approval body for proposals, policies and initiatives developed by the other IMS committees . 

Leadership Group

The Leadership Group, run by the Director of IMS, provides operational support in all aspects of IMS day-to-day administration. It works to ensure the excellent quality of academic programs by considering proposals for new initiatives and monitoring reviews of existing programs. The group works collectively to action aspects of the Strategic Plan.  

SAFE Committee

The Student, Staff, Alumni, and Faculty Engagement (SAFE) Committee, chaired by Dr. Samantha Anthony, aims to create engagement and connectivity in a community that is often working in isolation amongst siloed research areas and hospital sites. The SAFE Committee supports student groups and associations, oversees a variety of student-led initiatives and activities, and implements new tools and resources to support increased faculty and alumni engagement.

For more information about the SAFE Committee please contact Sarah Topa.