SGS contacts

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The Graduate Officer and admin staff of your academic unit can assist with specific requirements for your program.

SGS staff are also available to provide general support to graduate students, at all stages of their program - from admissions to graduation. You can also visit our virtual service desk, which is accessible to current graduate students seven days a week. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Kim (for academic matters) or Elizabeth Simms (for financial matters). Alternatively, e-mail our office directly at We will respond to your e-mail within one business day.


Dr. Amy Warren (more...)
Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies

Mr. Andrew Kim, BSc (Hon.), MBA (more...)
Director, Graduate Enrolment Services                                
Telephone: 709-864-2439

Ms. Elizabeth SimmsBA, PMP, MTM
Manager, Planning and Strategic Operations
Telephone: 709-864-6906

Ms. Cam Hong Ho, MBA
Manager, Graduate Enrolment Services
Telephone: 709-864-3581

Ms. Krista Shea, BA
Administrative Staff Specialist III
The Administrative Staff Specialist III is responsible for providing administrative direction to the School of Graduate Studies, such as planning and coordinating finance, human resources and technology deployment/maintenance activities.
Telephone: 709-864-2435

Ms. Katrina Arbuckle, Cert. Bus. Admin.
Administrative Staff Specialist II
The Administrative Staff Specialist II is responsible for financial reporting, reconciliations, payroll business processes and resolving student payroll issues for both the operations and fellowships at the School of Graduate Studies. 
Telephone: 709-864-2480

Ms. Katrielle Edmond, BA
Administrative Program Assistant
The Assistant manages the schedule and appointments for the Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies; processes student requests for conference travel; prepares various status letters for students; and prepares agendas/minutes for Academic Council Executive and the Academic Council.
Telephone: 709-864-2478


Ms. Sonia Ho, BA (Hon.), MEd student (on leave)
Wellness Navigator
In coordination with the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) team at Memorial University, the Wellness Navigator in the School of Graduate Studies is responsible for providing and connecting graduate students to mental health and wellness support at the University and in the community. Supports may include wellness counselling sessions, programming and psychoeducational sessions. Graduate students, staff and faculty who are interested in learning more about the services offered are welcome to reach out.

Ms. Xin Wang, RCIC, BA, BEd, MEd
Senior Career Development Coordinator
The Career Development Coordinator facilitates a series of career development workshops to graduate students each semester that provide information on topics such as resume and CV building, academic and non-academic job search, networking and interview skills; organizes Graduate Student Orientation each Fall semester; and meets with students one-on-one, to provide detailed information based on a graduate student's specific situation and individual career needs.
Telephone: 709-864-6907

Mr. Shoumik Mugdho, BSc
Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
The Recruitment and Retention Coordinator is responsible for graduate prospect management, student recruitment, student statistical data, information sessions and webinars, and campus visits.
Telephone: 709-725-1158

Ms. Yanshuang Han, MEng, MBA
Marketing Coordinator
The Marketing Coordinator oversees all of the graduate school’s websites, social media, publications, the graduate newsletter, and general communications.
Telephone: 709-864-6907

Dr. Hanh Do
Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP) Coordinator
The Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) Coordinator oversees a program that facilitates and promotes entrepreneurship among graduate students. ETP is for full-time graduate students who are interested in starting a business and learning the core skills of entrepreneurship. It is a joint project that includes the Internationalization Office and the School of Graduate Studies. The Faculty of Business Administration also plays a role in the steering committee. Funding for ETP has been made available through the generous support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
Telephone: 709-864-7629


Ms. Heather Harris
Admissions Officer
The Admissions Officer oversees Admissions Group and processing, coordinates graduate student admissions, and verifies supporting documents of admitted students.
Telephone: 709-864-8462

Ms. Dawn Wall
Applications Officer
The Applications Officer processes graduate applications and supporting documents, responds to applicant and admission inquiries, and assists the Admissions Officer as required.
Telephone: 709-864-2443

Ms. Cassie Perfect, BA
Applications Officer
The Applications Officer processes graduate applications and supporting documents, responds to applicant and admission inquiries, and assists the Admissions Officer as required.
Telephone: 709-864-2443


Ms. Cassandra Kean
Records and Registration Officer
The Records and Registration Officer is responsible for confirming graduate enrolment, academic reporting (ESL, animal care, registration, study permits, supervisory reports, time in program), student number generation, and administering leaves of absence, withdrawals, and program termination.
Telephone: 709-864-8462


Ms. Tammy Power-Taylor
Scholarships Officer
The Scholarships Officer administers all graduate scholarships and awards, including the tri-council (NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR) graduate scholarships, and coordinates the Annual Awards Ceremony.
Telephone: 709-864-3425

Mr. Chris Davis 
Fellowships Officer
The Fellowships Officer approves SGS graduate student funding, maintains graduate student funding records, approves student payroll forms, records and maintains recoveries of funds to SGS, and processes changes to graduate student status.
Telephone: 709-864-3425

Ms. Maggie Flynn (on leave)
Financial Assistant
The Financial Assistant administers graduate student payroll forms and payroll deductions.


Ms. Ruby Barron
Programs Officer
The Programs Officer processes thesis and comprehensive examinations, makes arrangements for doctoral oral defences, processes changes to graduate student programs, and confirms completion of academic requirements for all graduate diploma, master’s, and doctoral students.
Telephone: 709-864-8847

Ms. Jennifer Kennedy
Programs Assistant 
The Programs Assistant oversees the appointment of examiners, processes the outcomes of thesis examinations, and assists with doctoral oral defences. 
Telephone: 709-864-8847


Dr. Susan Drodge (more)
Public Servant in Residence, School of Graduate Studies


Where to find us:

School of Graduate Studies
IIC-2012, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation
Memorial University
230 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7