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The Graduate Officer and admin staff of your academic unit can assist with specific requirements for your program. Staff in the School of Graduate Studies are also available to provide general support to graduate students at all stages of their program, from admissions to graduation. Visit our virtual service desk which is accessible to current graduate students seven (7) days a week. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Kim (for academic matters) or Carol Sullivan (for financial matters). Alternatively, email our office directly at We will respond to your email as quickly as possible (normally within 1-2 business days).


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

Dr. Meghan Burchell (more...)
Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Ms. Annette Williams
Assistant to the Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Dean of Graduate Studies
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.

Ms. Krista Shea, BBA
Administrative Programs Assistant
The Administrative Programs Assistant is responsible for all reviews, ad hoc committees, and appeals/investigations for the School, and supports the Interdisciplinary PhD program.

Mr. Andrew Kim, BSc (Hon.), MBA (more...)
Director, Graduate Enrolment Services                                

Ms. Carol Sullivan, BBA, MBA (more...)
Manager, Fellowships and Awards


Ms. Julie Bowering, BA, 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; co-facilitates a new program called the Professional Skills Development Program for International Students; and meets with students one-on-one, to provide detailed information based on a graduate student's specific situation and individual career needs.

Ms. Deneice Falconer, BA
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.

Dr. Hanh Do, BA, Med, PhD (Law)
Post Graduate Retention Coordinator
The Post Graduate Retention Coordinator is responsible for developing and connecting international graduate students to resources, services and supports related to labour market integration, career advancement, entrepreneurship, social integration, community services, family supports, immigration advising, etc. The coordinator additionally develops and facilitates workshops tailored to specific graduate students’ needs, designing clear (visual) pathways for international graduate students that take them to permanent residency, outlining the particular supports available to them along the way; developing a website that demonstrates NL’s value proposition as a place to live long term for highly educated international talent.

Ms. Melissa Pike, BA
Marketing Coordinator
The Marketing Coordinator oversees all of the graduate school’s websites, social media, publications, the graduate newsletter, and general communications.

Dr. Lilia Forte, BA, MEd, PhD
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).

Dr. Natalia Barykina, MI, MA, PhD
Graduate Studies Librarian
Graduate Studies Librarian develops, coordinates and promotes advanced research support and inclusive library services for graduate students. Working collaboratively, the Graduate Studies Librarian participates in graduate student focused outreach, instruction, reference services, and collection development.

Dr. Kelley Bromley-Brits, PhD
Special Projects Coordinator
The Special Projects Coordinator reports to the Manager of Fellowships and Awards, the Director of Graduate Enrolment, and works closely with the Scholarship Officer. Main responsibilities include developing and facilitating graduate student scholarship and award workshops, developing grant writing resources for graduate students, and researching and implementing innovative scholarship application submission procedures.


Ms. Heather Harris
Admissions Officer
The Admissions Officer oversees Admissions Group and processing, coordinates graduate student admissions, and verifies supporting documents of admitted students.

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.

Ms. Cassie Perfect
Applications Officer
The Applications Officer processes graduate applications and supporting documents, responds to applicant and admission inquiries, and assists the Admissions Officer as required.

The Receptionist provides front counter service to faculty and students, completes confirmation of enrolment letters and forms, and responds to general inquiries.


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.


Ms. Gail Lamkin
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.

Ms. Katrina Arbuckle, CBAD
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.

Ms. Tammy Power-Taylor
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.

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. 


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


School of Graduate Studies

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