Department Organization & Committees

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Chair’s Executive Committee

Mandate: To provide advice and consultation for the Chair with regard to strategic planning as well as the day-to-day functioning of the Department

Membership:  Chair: S. Heximer,  S-S Bolz, P. Brubaker, Z.P. Feng, M. French, A. Gramolini, R. Horner, A. Jurisicova,  J. Katsoulakos,  Elisaeth Grande (GASP President), S.G. Matthews, H. Miliotis,  P. Smellie, S. Prescott,  L-Y Wang, M. Wheeler

Chair's Strategic Group

Membership:  Chair: S. Heximer,  M. French, R. Horner, S. Matthews, B. Orser, M. Wheeler

Research, Innovations and Space Committee (RISC)

Mandate: To plan and implement research opportunities and research partnerships for the Department. Oversight of Departmental Research Platforms. Overall and integrated considerations of physical resources (e.g. space and research infrastructure). To advise on nomination of faculty for research awards.

Membership: Chair: R. Horner,   A. Gramolini, A. Jurisicova, L-Y Wang, Z.P. Jia, R.  S. Lye, M. Wheeler, S. Matthews, M. Salter. 

Appointments & Promotions Committee

Mandate: To adjudicate all applications for appointments, promotion within the Department. To regularly review cross-appointments and to oversee the annual process of evaluating the performance of individual members of the Department.

Membership: Chair: S. Heximer,  D. Belsham, P. Brubaker, S. Matthews,  M. Wheeler

Promotions Subcommittee: Annual Activity Assessment Committee (PTR)

Membership: Chair:   S. Matthews,  C. Bear, D. Belsham, P. Brubaker, Z.P. Feng, M. French, A. Giacca, A. Gramolini, E. Lambe (sabbatical), C. Nostro (on leave), S. Sugita, M. Wheeler

Workload Committee

Mandate : To develop a Workload Policy with respect to teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses for the Department of Physiology, as mandated by the University of Toronto.

Membership: Chair:  P. Brubaker, J. Eubanks, R. Horner, E. Lambe (sabbatical), S. Matthews, N. Kee, S. Heximer (ex-officio)

Insulin 100th Anniversary Physiology Steering Committee

Membership: Chair: P. Brubaker, D. Belsham,  C. Nostro, M. Wheeler, S. Heximer  (ex officio)

Undergraduate Oversight Committee

Mandate: To ensure that our undergraduates receive excellent training in physiology and that they are optimally prepared for their future studies and careers.

Membership:  Chair: M. French.  B. Cox,  A. Jursicova, N. Kee, T. Gramolini, H. Miliotis, S. Sugita, L. Wang/Z-P Feng, S-S Bolz, Eva Eng (Admin Staff), Avnit Singh (Undergrad Student), Rashi Gupta (Undergrad Student).

Postgraduate Education and Training Oversight Committee

Membership:  Chair: L-Y Wang.  S-S Bolz, Z.P. Feng,  A. Gramolini, S. Prescott, A. Jurisicova,  H. Mount, M. Wheeler, B. Cox, M. French, H. Miliotis, G. Collingridge, Rosalie Pang (Admin Staff), Post-Doctoral Fellow Rep,  GASP President

Graduate Studies Committee

Mandate: To administer Graduate Admissions selection process. To consider and advise policy around the Graduate Program of the Department.

Membership: Chair: Z-P Feng, B. Cox, G. Fantus, Z-P Jia, T. Jin, E. Lambe (sabbatical), P. Monnier, C. O'Brien,  S. Sugita, H. Sun, Z. Pausova 

Graduate Academic Committee

Mandate: To oversee all academic aspects of thesis based graduate programs, including monitoring of graduate courses and evaluation of new course proposals.

Membership:  Chair: A. Gramolini,  T. Brown, D. Tweed, R. Horner, F. Skinner, GASP President and Rosalie Pang (Graduate Administrator)

Graduate Student Appeals Committee

Mandate: To consider formal appeals from graduate students under the relevant guidelines of the School of Graduate Studies

Membership:  Chair: J. Duffin. Z.P. Feng, R. Horner, M. Wheeler and GASP representative

International Research and Education Collaborations Committee

Mandate:  To strengthen international collaborations and begin to develop new and innovative linkages.

Membership: Chair: S. Matthews, S.-S. Bolz, S. Lye, C. Nostro, M. Zhuo

Professional Masters in Health Sciences in Medical Physiology Advisory Committee:

Mandate: To guide and advise on the creation, launch and ultimately sustaining excellence of the Professional Masters Program of the Department.

Membership:  Chair: H. Miliotis,  D. Belsham,  P. Brubaker, B. Cox, A. Gramolini, R. Horner, B. Orser, F. Skinner, C. Wittnich.  L. Wang

Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Committee:

Membership:  Co-Chairs:   B. Cox, & S. Prescott,  A. Gramolini, E. Hay, F. Skinner, S. Tripathy, D. Tweed

EDI Committee:

Mandate:  To develop departmental initiatives for implementing EDI principles and addressing EDI-pertinent issues such as anti-Black racism.

Membership:   Main Committee - co-Chairs:  B. Cox and P. Smellie;  Yasaman Aghazadeh, Adria Giacca, Helen Miliotis, Jinrong Min, Julia Tausch (Admin Staff),

Graduate Student Committee:  Julia Bandura, Michael Dewar, Megan Drupals,  Elizabeth Eng,  Meredith Foley, Elisabeth Grande (GASP President),  Alicia Harracksingh, Shahin Khodaei, Nastasia Kujbid, Connor Mabbott, Neil Merovitch, Sungmo Park, Michal Syonov, Prashanth Velayudhan, Aylin Visram

Student Led Committees:

Graduate Association of Students in Physiology Executive (GASP)

Mandate: The Graduate Association of Students in Physiology is an elected group of graduate students from the Department of Physiology. Our responsibility is primarily to enhance the experience of students in the Physiology Graduate Program, and to encourage interactions between graduate students and with faculty members, whether it is through social events or academic activities like the annual Frontiers in Physiology Research Symposium.

Elisabeth Grande – President (Adeli lab)

Yasaman Mostafaie - Vice President (Bolz lab)

Xavier Lee - Vice President (Connelly lab)

Raina Ladha - Financial Advisor (Horner lab)

Annie Zhou - Administrative Advisor (Hussain lab)