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First-Year Engineering Office Team

The staff of the First-Year Engineering Office are dedicated to providing you with the support and tools you need to succeed at Toronto Metropolitan University. 

Contact Us

Visit our office at ENG 340A, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Book a Virtual Advising Appointment with a first-year engineering academic advisor.

E-mail the First Year Engineering Office at


Dr. Lamya Amleh (opens in new window) 

Program Director & Academic Advisor


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Shawzma Multani 

Manager, Advising and Academic Initiatives

Extension: 553687

Aly Burtch

Aly Burtch 

Manager, First-Year Engineering Office Operations

Extension: 554261

Kris Bertram

Kris Bertram

First Year Engineering Academic Advisor & Learning Experience Designer

Extension: 544370

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Robin Kang

First-Year Student Success Digital Services Specialist

Extension: 554929

Vanessa Dang Lam

Vanessa Dang-Lam

Operations Administrator

Extension: 553879

Professors in Your First Year

These are a few of the faces you will see in your first year engineering; world class researchers and scientists from Toronto Metropolitan University's faculties of Engineering and Architectural Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science.

Intro to Engineering & Economics


Ryerson campus

Dr. Jian Yuan

Courses: PCS 211



Dr. Jonathan Hu

Courses: PCS 211


Chemistry & Chemical Engineering


Majed Alqasas

Dr. Majed Alqasas

Courses: MTH 240

Changping Wang

Dr. Changping Wang

Courses: MTH 140; MTH 240


Computation and Programming

Dr. Maryam Davoudpour 

Courses: CPS 125

Mehrdad Tirandazian

Dr. Mehrdad Tirandazian

Courses: CPS 125


Ryerson campus

Dr. Fatema Rashid 

Courses: CPS 125

Dr. Soheila Bashardoust Tajali

Courses: CPS 125

Industrial and Mechanical

Daolun Chen

Dr. Daolun Chen

Courses: MTL 200

Pouria Tavakkoli Avval

Dr. Pouria Tavakkoli Avval

Courses: MEC 222



Ryerson campus

Dr. Surinder Jassar

Courses: ELE 202

Dr. MD Shazzat Hossain

Courses: ELE 202


Dr. Muhammad Hasibul Hasan

Dr. Muhammad Hasibul Hasan

Courses: BME 100



Our First-Year Ambassadors are dedicated to helping you make the transition to life at Toronto Metropolitan University. Campus student group, club and union leaders, they know exactly what you’re going through and they’re keen to share their knowledge. Want to know what MyServiceHub stands for? Need help understanding your schedule? Looking for time management advice? They can help you with all of this and more.

Contact a First-Year Ambassador

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Your voice matters. The First-Year Engineering Office is dedicated to working with our students to address any academic or transition issues you may face. We aim to better understand your concerns, create solutions, and enhance the first-year student experience. First-Year Committee members are first-year engineering students and they present their peers' concerns, feedback and more.

Contact a First-Year Committee member.