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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

SGPS contact information


SGPS faculty and staff

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Michelle Cholak

Senior Graduate Admissions and Registration Officer


 Ashlynne Koly 

Graduate Admissions and Registration Coordinator

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Casiah Cagan

Graduate Admissions and Registration Coordinator

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Nancy Giddings

Graduate Services Assistant

Visit the Admissions FAQ and contacts web page

Visit the Graduate Course Registration FAQ and Contacts Web Page


Cheryl Simmons

Graduate Thesis Coordinator

Visit Thesis and Major Project/Papers FAQ and Contacts web page

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Kurshid Dain

Graduate Finance Coordinator

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Gail Fuller

Graduate Services Coordinator

Visit the Grad Finance FAQ and contacts web page

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Kennedy Latour

Graduate Student Engagement Coordinator

Visit the Graduate Student Engagement web page

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Graduate Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Jennifer Pereira

Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Coordinator

Visit the Postdoctoral Fellows web page


Shelly Windsor

Graduate Academic Affairs Specialist

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday (on campus)                                                                                                                                Office Location: SIRC 1122                                                                                                                                                                     Contact:                              

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Theodore Christou, PhD

Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


Pejman Mirza-Babaei, PhD

Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Carla Cesaroni, PhD

Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


Holly MacPherson

Manager, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Linda Craig

Executive Assistant


For general inquiries, please contact


School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS)
Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC)
40 Conlin Road West, first floor
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
(north Oshawa campus location, inside the Office of the Registrar)

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905.721.8668 ext. 6209
905.721.3178 (fax)

*Please ensure you include your student number on all correspondence to SGPS for us to assist you as quickly as possible.


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General inquiries office hours (SIRC 1121)

Starting Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

Monday to Friday:
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)

Virtual appointments continue to be available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*While the SGPS general inquiries office (SIRC 1121) is open, we highly recommend connecting with SGPS staff over email to provide virtual support and assist you.

Business hours 

September to May:
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June to August:
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mailing address

School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS)
Ontario Tech University
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5