Living in residence and on campus is not only convenient, but allows students to build connections, learn outside the classroom, and develop a strong campus connection. 

Residence Advisors

Residence Advisors (RA) at Graduate House assist in building community within the residence and providing residents with support and referrals in the event of academic and personal problems. They function as mediators in the event of conflicts between suitemates, program initiatives geared towards graduate students, and help ensure the safety and security of the building. Each RA is assigned a specialization that they focus on when programming and supporting students. The RAs work in close collaboration with other members of the residence life staff and the Graduate House administration to promote a community conducive both to study and to collegial interaction.

Lia Huo
C Level, & Suites 340-368
Toronto Community
MD/PhD Medical Science

Priyam Maini
Suites 302-318 & 370-386
GradHouse Community
Master of Teaching

Matthew Metcalfe
Floors 2, 4, 5, and 7
Professional Development
MSc Rehabilitation Science


C Level, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor

Amika Shah
Suites 650-674
Health & Wellness
PhD Health Policy, Management & Evaluation

Ifrah Farah
Suites 602-648
Equity & Inclusion
Juris Doctor

Setayesh Yazdani 
Floors 1 and 9
Master of Pharmacology & Toxicology 

Soroosh Vafapoor
Head Residence Advisor
Masters of Pastoral Studies

Assistant Dean

The Assistant Dean, Residence Life & Communication (ADRLC) oversees the Residence Life program, Service Desk, and Communication for Gradaute House. The ADRLC is a live in staff member who is trained to support you with any level of emergency, including mental health support.

Kamadchi Karunanandan
Assistant Dean,
Residence Life & Communication