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Interim Associate Dean, Programs

Meet Dr. Janet Koprivnikar, interim associate dean, programs

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Meet Dr. Nancy Walton, associate dean, student affairs

In January 2024, the Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (YSGPS) officially changed its name from the Yeates School of Graduate Studies to recognize the importance of postdoctoral fellows and their contributions to Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and its SRC goals. The new name represents the enhanced focus, integration and commitment to postdocs within the YSGPS administrative structure and dedicated support of postdoctoral success at TMU.

Toronto, or Tkaronto as it was traditionally known, occupies a place that has been home to Indigenous Peoples for over 15,000 years: the Huron-Wendat, Petun First Nations, the Seneca and most recently the Mississaugas of the New Credit River. This territory is subject to the “Dish with One Spoon Wampum Treaty” between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share and protect this land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and Peoples, and settlers from all over the globe have been welcomed into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. 

Tkaronto is now home for many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Recognizing where we stand is not to historicize the experiences of Indigenous Peoples or to offer platitudes. It is but one of many intentional acts for acknowledging injustices and committing ourselves individually, and collectively as a university, to the path of truth and reconciliation. Read the full Toronto Metropolitan University Land Acknowledgement.

As we navigate our rapidly changing world, our pioneering researchers, creative scholars and visionary changemakers are continuously adapting and applying innovative solutions to imagineer a bold future. Read our Year in Review

YSGPS Strategic Plan 2020-2025

The YSGPS Strategic Plan outlines four key goals and nine central strategies over the next five years that build on the values and priorities identified in Toronto Metropolitan University’s Academic Plan


Graduate education at Toronto Metropolitan University is overseen by The Council of the School of Graduate Studies. The council deals with such issues as the development and evaluation of new graduate programs and policy that is relevant to graduate programs and students. The council is comprised of the dean of graduate studies as well as affiliated faculty members from each of Toronto Metropolitan University’s faculties, graduate program directors and students.



YSGPS Reports

Enhancing the graduate student experience at Toronto Metropolitan University

Who’s who at YSGPS

Meet the various people responsible for graduate education at Toronto Metropolitan University

Support Graduate Education

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Research and Innovation

Learn more about research at Toronto Metropolitan University