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Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
9th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario 
M5S 1V6

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Hybrid Work Arrangements

APHD will be operating on a hybrid model following OISE’s Hybrid Work Arrangements Pilot, with a mix of remote and in-person services to students, faculty and APHD community. Staff will be available Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM for meetings via Teams/Zoom or in-person by appointments during their onsite days.

Administration and Staff Directory

Sugirthan Ganeswararajan

Manager, Departmental Academic Operations and Administrative Services

Phone: 416-978-1121

Onsite days: Wednesday and Friday


Business Officer

Phone: 416-978-0925
Fax: 416-926-4713
Email: TBD

Onsite days: TBD


Sasha David

Communications Assistant

Phone: 416-978-3064

Onsite days: Tuesday, Wednesday and event days

Joshua Chan

Financial Assistant

Phone: 416-978-2575

Onsite days: Monday and Wednesday

Katie Raymond

OISE Psychology Clinic 
  • OISE Psychology Clinic Operations and inquiries

Phone: 416-978-0620
Fax: 416-926-4763

Onsite days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Zirka Pyndiura

Graduate Liaison Officer (All Programs)
  • Academic support; Student awards and funding
  • Admissions and Registration support

Phone: 416-978-0917

Onsite days: Monday and Wednesday

Gela Bolandpour

Program Liaison & Recruitment Officer
  • Developmental Psychology & Education (MEd)
  • Developmental Psychology & Education (Flex PhD)
  • Admissions and Student Program Support

Phone: 416-978-0683

Onsite days: Tuesday and Wednesday

Vanessa Dane

Program Coordinator 
  • Child Study & Education (MA)
  • Admissions Student Program Support

Phone: 416-934-4525

Onsite Days: Monday and Wednesday (9am - 3pm) at JICS


Puja Variawa

Program Coordinator
  • School & Clinical Child Psychology (MA, PhD)
  • Developmental Psychology & Education (MA, PhD)
  • Counselling Psychology (EdD)
  • Child Study & Education (EdD)
  • Admissions and Student Program Support


Onsite days: Wednesday and Friday

Caren Li

Program Coordinator
  • Clinical & Counselling Psychology (MA, PhD)
  • Counselling Psychology (Counselling & Psychotherapy MEd, Guidance & Counselling MEd)
  • Global Mental Health & Counselling Psychology (MEd)
  • Admissions and Student Program Support

Phone: 416-978-0682

Onsite Days: Wednesday and Thursday

Eleonora Maldina

Language & Academic Support Coordinator (International Students)
  • Developmental Psychology & Education (MEd)
  • Global Mental Health & Counselling Psychology (MEd)
  • English and academic skills support for international students and students who are non-native English speakers

Phone: 416-978-0992

Online support only

Meriem Grifi

Executive Assistant to the Chair
  • Faculty promotions, PTR, workload letters
  • Meetings with the chair
  • Sessional hirings
  • Room bookings

Phone: 416-978-0682

Onsite Days: Wednesday