Administrative Services

Chair's office

Suzanne Prashad, Executive Coordinator
Tel: 416-978-3042
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC136
Job Duties
  • Administrative support to the Chair.
  • Maintains personnel files, prepares documentation and on-lines payroll for faculty & administrative/technical staff.
  • Administers Sessional Lecturers - posting positions, letters of offer, HRIS processing.
  • Administers Adjunct/Status-Only appointments.
  • Organizes meetings and special events.
  • Coordinates searches/interviews/hiring of new faculty members.
  • Coordinates applications for tenure/promotion.

Operations

Joe Baptista, Director of Operations
Tel: 416-946-5516
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC135
Job Duties
  • Project Management: Manages all renovation projects.
  • Facility Management: Building security, Access management systems, Audio/video systems, Telecommunication operations.
  • IT Planning and Operations: Manages Computing Services team. Member of the department IT committee.
  • Space Planning: Strategic and tactical space planning, Member of the department and the faculty space committees.
  • Operations: Coordinates the administrative and technical support services of the department. Manages the Receptionist/Operations position.
  • Safety Management: Member of the department and faculty safety committees.

Finance

Elisabete Augusto, Director of Finance
Tel: 416-978-6005
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC134
Job Duties
•Responsible for the overall financial management of the department, including long-term planning, of the operating budget.
•Main contact for all Human Resources issues within the department including recruitment, policies, procedures and union related issues.
•Main contact for advising faculty of research grant accounting issues, policies, and protocols.
•Assists with contract and grant application processing, including maintaining the research database.
•First contact for administration of all research contract and grant applications.
Konstantin Kovalski, Financial Officer
Tel: 416-946-7131
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC105
Job Duties
  • Main contact for the department including answering department's main phone and e-mail.
  • Greets visitors to the department.
  • Distributes mail to all department staff and faculty.
  • Schedules and maintains room bookings and departmental parking.
  • Responsible for coordinating all outgoing courier shipments.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of supplies for the department.
  • Assists with organizing and coordinating departmental seminars, meetings and retreats.
  • Provides building and room access for all staff, faculty and students.
Jonathan Alexander, Payroll Officer
Tel: 416-978-2920
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC134
Job Duties
•Responsible for the financial processing and accounting on research grants and operating accounts held by the department including debit memos, invoices, accountable advances, wire transfers, deposits, foreign drafts and expense reimbursements.
•Main point of contact for expense reimbursement submissions.
•Processes grant based financial recoveries for machine shop, computing, telephone, facilities, and services and department based purchases.
Min Kim, Business Office Assistant
Tel: 416-978-8593
Office: MC134

Reception

Sue Eccles, Reception & Office Operations Assistant
Tel: 416-978-3040
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC105
Job Duties
  • Main contact for the department including answering department's main phone and e-mail.
  • Greets visitors to the department.
  • Distributes mail to all department staff and faculty.
  • Schedules and maintains room bookings and departmental parking.
  • Responsible for coordinating all outgoing courier shipments.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of supplies for the department.
  • Assists with organizing and coordinating departmental seminars, meetings and retreats.
  • Provides building and room access for all staff, faculty and students.

Purchasing

Cesar Sanches, Purchasing Officer
Tel: 416-978-3044
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC106
Job Duties
• Responsible for the purchasing activities of department including issuing all purchase orders. Negotiates and sources from various vendors. Acts as liaison between vendors and Faculty.
• Processes goods receipts, goods return, and invoice receipts.
• Maintains inventory records.
• Responsible for the receiving and delivering of goods.

External relations

Shannon Osborne (IndE 0T6), External Relations & Student Life Liaison
Tel: 416-978-5450
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC110
Job Duties
  • Alumni Relations and Development
  • Student Recruitment, Admissions and Leadership support
  • Student Experience

Communications

Liz Do, Communications & Special Projects Coordinator
Tel: 416-978-4036
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC107
Job Duties
  • Liaises with the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Strategic Communications Office and implements the Department's overall communications strategy, marketing and branding initiatives.
  • Writes, designs and produces print and electronic communications media.
  • Collects submissions, edits and publishes the weekly MIE e-newsletter.
  • Develops content and maintains updated information on the Department website.
  • Develops and executes special Department events.
  • Staff assistant to the MIE Industry Board of Advisors.
  • Department photographer for events.
  • Processes business card orders for faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

Laboratory support

Osmond Sargeant, Laboratory Technologist
Tel: 416-978-8563
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC402A
Job Duties
  • Designs, repairs, and modifies equipment for undergraduate labs.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots and resolves electronic/electrical issues within the student labs.
  • Maintains current lab space and equipment.
  • Provides electronics, instrumentation, and data acquisition support for researchers.
  • Provides Health and Safety training for all students and researchers.
Zahra Mirzaei, Cellular Mechanobiology Lab Manager
Tel: 416-978-6432
Office: MB78
Tomas Bernreiter, Laboratory Engineer & Manager
Tel: 416-946-8189
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC402A
Job Duties
  • Manages the MIE laboratory technical support staff.
  • Develops new and innovative undergraduate labs and equipment.
  • Maintains current lab space and equipment.
  • Provides support for faculty in applying for and implementing LEVY fund.
  • Trains Teaching Assistants in the proper use and safety of undergraduate lab equipment.
  • Provides equipment design support for researchers, including electronics, instrumentation, data acquisition, and mechanical design.
  • Assists students with laboratory projects.
Lindsey Fiddes, Technology Specialist, CMS (On Secondment)
Tel: 416-978-8473
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC404B
Antonio Ruberto, Senior Student Lab Machinist
Tel: 416-978-0760
Office: MC402A

Computing services

Joey Wong, Computer System Administrator
Tel: 416-978-0807
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC402D
Job Duties
  • Provides front-line support to faculty, staff, and students including troubleshooting, installation and maintenance of workstations and network hardware/software.
  • Maintains the MIE undergraduate lab computers. 
  • Participates and gives advice with the design and troubleshooting of the Machine shop time-entry database.
Oscar del Rio, Computing Services Manager
Tel: 416-978-8830
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC402B
Job Duties
  • Maintains and monitors the departmental and research lab servers.
  • Monitors and troubleshoots network performance and security issues.
  • Provides support to faculty, staff, and graduate students.
  • Participates and gives advice on the design and implementation of departmental web pages.
Aliz Karami, Programmer/Developer
Tel: 416-978-3660
Office: MC402B

Graduate

Brenda Fung, Graduate Program Administrator
Tel: 416-978-3045
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC108
Job Duties
  • Supervises the day to day activities of the graduate studies office.
  • Provides advice and guidance to applicants and current students regarding admission and program requirements.
  • Coordinates and assists with Teaching Assistant hiring for graduate courses.
  • Coordinates funding to graduate students; scholarship applications.
  • Maintains degree recommendation process including verification of program requirements for graduation and SGS submission for approval.
  • Coordinates all updates to the SGS calendar, including new course proposals.
Jho Nazal, Graduate Program Assistant
Tel: 416-978-8823
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC108
Job Duties
  • Provides front line support to graduate students and applicants.
  • Maintains and processes applications for graduate programs.
  • Updates application status on SGS, MIE and ROSI systems and issues admission offers.
  • Administers ADMI MEng Program.
  • Processes cheques for U of T Fellowships.
  • Collects and processes graduate course grades on ROSI.
  • Coordinates MEng project submission on T-space.
  • Assists with Graduate course scheduling including room reservation/AV needs, prepares course schedule for web publication.
Kendra Hunter, Graduate Recruitment and MIE TA Coordinator
Tel: 416-978-8481
Office: MC108
David Duong, Graduate and Undergraduate Student Coordinator
Tel: 416-978-2805
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC108
Job Duties
  • Front line undergraduate student support, responds to in person, email and telephone requests for information from applicants, current students and Faculty.
  • Maintains and processes practical experience database.
  • Processes add/drop, and section changes on ROSI.
  • Maintains central email address for undergraduate office functions.
  • Schedules and coordinates all mid-term bookings.
  • Assists with the administration of the Undergraduate thesis course.
  • Organizes and arranges meetings and events initiated by the Undergraduate office.
  • Assists with NSERC USRA and Summer Fellowship applications.
  • Maintains curriculum documentation.

Undergraduate

Carla Baptista, Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Counsellor
Tel: 416-978-4731
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC109
Job Duties
  • Supervises the day to day activities of the undergraduate student office.
  • Provides student counseling to undergraduate students on a variety of issues.
  • Liaises with outside contract instructors.
  • Coordinates and assists with Teaching Assistant hiring, allocation of positions, postings and contracts.
  • Assists with Sessional Instructor hiring, job postings and contracts.
  • Manages pre-registration and registration of all students for each academic term.
  • Audits students' program for conformity to academic regulations.
  • Assists with developing the undergraduate student timetables for all programs and options.
  • Prepares and submits curriculum changes for the Faculty academic calendar.
  • Manages the NSERC and Summer Fellowship applications process.
Brandon Wells, Undergraduate Assistant
Tel: 416-978-6420
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC109
Job Duties
  • Front line undergraduate student support, responds to in person, email and telephone requests for information from applicants, current students and Faculty.
  • Maintains and processes practical experience database.
  • Processes add/drop, and section changes on ROSI.
  • Maintains central email address for undergraduate office functions.
  • Schedules and coordinates all mid-term bookings.
  • Assists with the administration of the Undergraduate thesis course.
  • Organizes and arranges meetings and events initiated by the Undergraduate office.
  • Assists with NSERC USRA and Summer Fellowship applications.
  • Maintains curriculum documentation.

Machine Shop

Fred Gebeshuber, Machinist
Tel: 416-946-3358
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC78
Job Duties
  • Makes parts per customer requirements and assists students in the student machine shop.
  • Operates and programs the CNC and manual machine tools.
  • Performs machine set up and shop tool making.
  • Provides job specific consulting with customers.
  • Acts as back up for Job Request Database.
  • Acts as back up for tool and material ordering.
Ryan Mendell, Machine Shop Manager
Tel: 416-978-6008
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC78
Job Duties
  • Manages and supervises the Machine Shop staff.
  • Oversees the day to day operations of the machine shop and student shop.
  • Provides technical guidance and training to the machine shop staff and students
  • Provides specialized expertise and advice to Faculty, staff, students and external customers related to machining, and manufacturing processes.
  • Designs mechanical systems for research and teaching purposes.
  • Organizes the machine shop in regards to tooling, materials and equipment.
  • Primary instructor for the student safety course.
Tai Tran Do, Machinist
Tel: 416-946-3358
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC78
Job Duties
  • Makes parts per customer requirements and assists students in the student machine shop.
  • Operates and programs the CNC and manual machine tools.
  • Performs machine set up and shop tool making.
  • Provides job specific consulting with customers.
  • Performs machine maintenance.
Keith Hockley, Machinist
Tel: 416-946-3358
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MC78
Shawn Miehe, Machinist
Tel: 416-946-3358
Office: MC78
Jeethendra Anayat, Student Workshop Machinist
Tel: 416-946-3358
Office: MC78

Engineering Design Programs

Donna Liu, Multidisciplinary Engineering Design & Operations Assistant
Tel: 416-946-5375
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: MB114
Matthesa Gregg, Engineering Design Programs Assistant
Tel: 416-978-6409
Fax: 416-978-7753
Office: 109A
Sarah Somer, Undergraduate Assistant
Tel: 416-978-6409
Office: MC109
Job Duties
  • Front line undergraduate student support, responds to in person, email and telephone requests for information from applicants, current students and Faculty.
  • Maintains and processes practical experience database.
  • Processes add/drop, and section changes on ROSI.
  • Maintains central email address for undergraduate office functions.
  • Schedules and coordinates all mid-term bookings.
  • Assists with the administration of the Undergraduate thesis course.
  • Organizes and arranges meetings and events initiated by the Undergraduate office.
  • Assists with NSERC USRA and Summer Fellowship applications.
  • Maintains curriculum documentation.