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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education



Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
6th and 7th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario 
M5S 1V6

Pandemic Office Hours 2021 

General Business Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm;
Program Staff Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm; 

During the Winter and Summer terms, the Program Staff provides online support to our diverse student populations, starting at 8:30  until 5:30pm. If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment outside of these hours, please contact Program Assistants to make arrangements. Right now, we only offer online appointments. 


Current Student Program Inquiries: course enrolment, grades, degree requirements, candidacy, comps, etc. Program Assistants 416-978-1251
Admissions, Recruitment, and Student Engagement  Lisha Guo 416-978-0729
Academic services, support, and appeals; Student awards and funding; Karolina Szymanski 416-978-0748

Collaborative specializations Sazna Aliyar 416-978-0892
Student facilities (offices, keys, room bookings) Faizal Baksh 416-978-1201
Student recruitment; Faculty research support; Website  Vesna Bajic 416-978-1205
Student hiring, expense forms, Faculty research support  TBA 416-978-0728  
Faculty affairs, Chair's appointments  Karen Dinsdale Kaufman 416-978-1254


Staff Directory

Name Position Room Phone E-mail
Nina Bascia Chair 6-195 416-978-1515
Sazna Aliyar Administrator, Collaborative Specializations 7-107 416-978-0892
Vesna Bajic Communications
and Special Projects
6-213 416-978-1205
Faizal Baksh Finance and Operations Assistant  6-194 416-978-1201
TBA Business Officer 6-193 416-978-0728  
Taleah Clarke
Program Assistant 6-214 416-978-1251
Karen Dinsdale Kaufman Executive Assistant to the Chair 6-197 416-978-1254
Creso Sa Associate Chair 6-258 416-978-1206
Lisha Guo Graduate Recruitment and Student Engagement Liaison 6-215 416-978-0729
Karolina Szymanski Coordinator of LHAE Graduate Programs 6-215 416-978-0748


Questions about Applying?

For more information on applying, contact our knowledgeable and friendly admissions team in the Registrar's Office dedicated to providing timely, efficient, courteous service and valuable information to applicants:

Graduate Admissions
Registrar's Office & Student Experience (ROSE)

8th Floor, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON

Current students questions?

For more information for currently registered students on the following:

Courses, registration, grades, status, fees
Registrar's Office & Student Services (ROSE)

Doctoral/PhD, EdD Final Oral Exams:

For more contact information visit ROSE CONTACT page