Council of Graduate Deans (CGD)


​Graduate education is a shared activity, and the quality of graduate programs is a shared value. As such, consultative groups are in place within our academic community to ensure there is appropriate discussion before key policy and regulation recommendations are made to the Graduate Education Council (GEC) and subsequent levels of governance. While Graduate Education Council is the highest governance body of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), the Council of Graduate Deans (CGD) is one such consultative group.

Since 2006, the CGD meets on a regular basis (monthly during the academic year) for information exchange, discussion, and consultation. The CGD is a forum for the discussion of changes to policies and procedures​ and of emerging issues affecting graduate education. The perspective brought by the various faculty graduate vice-deans is significant, given the size and complexity of graduate education at the University of Toronto.

Meeting Schedule (2023–2024)

  • September 26, 2023
  • October 24, 2023
  • November 28, 2023
  • January 23, 2024
  • February 27, 2024
  • March 26, 2024
  • April 23, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • June 25, 2024

CGD Membership (2023–2024)

The Council consists of the SGS Dean & Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education; the two SGS Vice-Deans; the Vice / Associate Deans (Graduate) from the multi- and single-department Faculties; the Vice-Deans Graduate of UTM and UTSC. In addition, the SGS staff serve as resources to the Council.​

  • Professor Julie Audet, Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies, FASE
  • Professor Joshua Barker (Chair), Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Vice-Provost, Graduate Research and Education
  • Professor Carolyn Cummins, Director, Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PHM
  • Professor Kathy DeCelles, Director, PhD Program, MGT
  • Professor Joseph Flessa, Interim Associate Dean, Programs, OISE
  • Professor Dionne Gesink, Associate Dean, Graduate, DLSPH
  • Professor Vina Goghari, Vice-Dean, Research and Program Innovation, SGS
  • Professor Antoinette Handley, Vice-Dean, Graduate Education, FAS
  • Professor Rene Harrison, Vice-Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, UTSC
  • Professor Larissa Katz, Associate Dean, Graduate Program, LAW
  • Professor Jeannie Kim, Associate Dean, Academic, FALD
  • Professor Anil Kishen, Associate Dean, Graduate Education, DEN
  • Professor Eunjung Lee, Associate Dean, Academic, SWK
  • Professor Heather MacNeil, Associate Dean, Academic, INFO
  • Professor Justin Nodwell, Vice-Dean, Research and Graduate Education, MED
  • Professor Jeff Packman, Associate Dean, Graduate Education, MUS
  • Professor John Peever, Vice-Dean, Students, SGS
  • Professor Ajay Rao, Vice-Dean Graduate, UTM
  • Professor Tracey Bowen, Vice-Dean Teaching & Learning, UTM
  • Professor Olivier St-Cyr, Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, INFO
  • Professor Ashley Stirling, Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs, KPE
  • Professor Robyn Stremler, Associate Dean (Academic), NUR