Administration and Contacts

The Ocean Sciences Graduate Studies Committee is responsible for reviewing graduate applications and making recommendations for funding from the School of Graduate Studies. The Committee also deals with policy and procedures, within the overall structure of the School of Graduate Studies. This Committee includes a graduate student representative and four or more faculty members. Current (2013-2014) Committee composition is:

Dr. Chris Parrish, Graduate Officer and Committee Chair (

Dr. Kurt Gamperl

Dr. Ian Fleming

Dr. Javier Santander

Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Emily Geisssinger (Graduate student Representative)

The Graduate Secretary is responsible for managing and maintaining all graduate student application files and managing and sending out forms. The current Graduate Secretary is Ms. Winnie Sparkes (

The Graduate Student Coordinator is responsible for all graduate student correspondence regarding program(s) and contacts; responsible for space/desk allocation; OSC orientation and policies and procedures; shuttle services; and responsible for student recruitment, student statistical data, information sessions and campus visits. The current Graduate Student Coordinator is Ms. Danielle Nichols (




Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000