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University Relations

Michael Forbes
Assistant Vice-President, University Relations
416-979-5000, ext. 556638


Seema Bhat
Executive Assistant
Internal ext. 555206


Jim Wentzell
Executive Director, University Relations
416-979-5000, ext. 507002


Karen Benner
Director, University Communications
416-979-5000, ext. 553494

Mailing Address:

Toronto Metropolitan University
University Relations
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3


Katherine Greflund 
Director, Marketing and Media Strategy
416-979-5000, ext. 556533

Heather Belot
Assistant Director, Marketing
416-979-5000, ext. 553514

Karin Jorritsma
Manager, Digital Marketing

Kaye Ann Caronongan
Digital Marketing Officer

Katherine Wu 
Project and Production Specialist
416-979-5000, ext. 555039

Aleeza Balita
Marketing Officer

Kristen Geiger
Marketing Officer
416-979-5000, ext. 556915

Nirubika Kathirgamanathan
Marketing Officer 

Kelly Stallman (on leave)
Marketing Officer
416-979-5000, ext. 556533

Aaraniy Baskaran
Marketing Officer
416-979-5000, ext. 554287

Cynthia Zhou
Administrative Assistant
416-979-5000, ext. 557094

Design and Creative

Daniel Couto
Assistant Director, Creative
416-979-5000, ext. 557894 

Sabiha Smith
Assistant Director, Creative
416-979-5000, ext. 556917

Nik Firka
Senior Graphic Designer
416-979-5000, ext. 557893

Erin Saccomano
Copywriting Specialist

Cheryl Wang
Graphic Designer
416-979-5000, ext. 556636

Web, Digital, and Content Strategy

Derek Flack
Director, Digital Marketing and Content Strategy
416-979-5000, ext. 553338

Jiwon Bang
Manager, Digital Experience

Disha Mahajan
Content Strategist

Nikita Ovsyannikov
Senior Videographer & Multimedia Designer
416-979-5000, ext. 544379

Ieva Lukauskaite
Senior Videographer & Multimedia Designer

Nicholas Paddison
Videographer & Multimedia Designer

Nicole Ireland
Content Marketing and Social Media Specialist

Rachel Powell
Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist

Media Relations

Karen Benner
Director, University Communications
416-979-5000, ext. 553494

Jessica Leach
Manager, Media Relations
416-979-5000, ext. 554282

Jess supports: Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Brampton Initiatives and the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, The Image Centre

Lindsey Craig
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
416-979-5000, ext. 552126

Lindsey supports: The Creative School, Faculty of Science, Athletics, Ted Rogers School of Management, DAIS, National Institute on Ageing, Future of Sports Lab

Surbhi Bir
Public Relations and Communications Specialist   
416-979-5000, ext. 553339

Surbhi supports: Faculty of Arts, The Chang School of Continuing Education, Facilities Management and Development, Admin and Ops (including security), OVPECI, OVPRI, Alumni Relations

Dawa Ngodup
Communications & Administrative Coordinator
416-979-5000, ext. 557134


Colleen Mellor
Manager, Publications
416-979-5000, ext. 557000

Michelle Grady
Sr. Writer/Digital Editor
416-979-5000, ext. 557926

Issues Management and Leadership Communications

Johanna VanderMaas
Senior Director, Communications
416-979-5000, ext. 554630

Michael Forbes
Assistant Vice-President, University Relations
416-979-5000, ext. 556638

Aisling MacKnight
Manager, Strategic Issues and Communications
Phone: 647.627.3145


Savara Khokhar
Communications and Issues Advisor
Phone: 437.993.0365