Staff Directory

All SOSC classes and services have moved online through Summer Term
As of March 17, 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all faculty and staff in the Department of Social Science will be working remotely and are not available for in-person meetings at Keele Campus. The Department is fully committed to ensuring our students get the support they need by various electronic methods.
Faculty/Teaching: All classes have moved online for the foreseeable future including the Summer Term. Faculty are available via e-mail and will communicate individually and also collectively via listservs, Moodle, and so forth per usual.
Staff/Advising: All student advising will now take place via Zoom or over the phone. Students requiring advising must send a request for an appointment to A staff member will respond to arrange an appointment time.
Staff/Other Services: All other services provided by SOSC staff continue via e-mail, while some services may require video-conferencing via Zoom (a free online video-conferencing application similar to Skype.
Website/Twitter: The SOSC website and twitter accounts are updated and monitored daily (weekdays) with important information from the University, LA&PS, SOSC, and individual programs.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be well and be safe. 
YorkU's Health, Wellness, Counselling, and Accessibility Services (links to more information):
Mental Health and Wellness at YorkU.
2. Student Counselling & Development.
3. Student Accessibility Services.
4. Office of Student Community Relations.


Uwafiokun Idemudia, Chair
754 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 77812

Paul Baxter, Undergraduate Program Director
742 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 77176

Front Desk

Susan Chen
Undergraduate Program Secretary
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 33323
Nathalie DiLorenzo
Program Secretary
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 66270


Alison Correia
Undergraduate Program Advisor
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 20990
Tara McMillen
Undergraduate Program Advisor
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 22760

Undergraduate Program Assistants

Elvisa Zjakic
Program Assistant, African Studies, Interdisciplinary Social Science, International Development Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, South Asian Studies
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 77796
Nicholas Punsammy
Program Assistant, Law and Society, Urban Studies
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 66272
Pamela Lamb
Program Assistant, Criminology, Health and Society
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 20260
Susan Fiorillo
Program Assistant, Business and Society, Work and Labour Studies
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 77805

 Graduate Program Assistants

Joanne Blake
Graduate Program Assistant, Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies
741 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 22689
Orlene Ellis
Graduate Program Assistant, Graduate Program in Development Studies
740 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 20979
Judith Hawley
Graduate Program Assistant, Graduate Program in Social & Political Thought
712 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 55320


Jennifer Brethour
Administrative Secretary to the Chair
753 Ross South, 416-736-5056, extension 55056
Lucy Cozzolino
Undergraduate Coordinator, Faculty
749 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 20454
CUPE Unit 1 & 2 enquiries, please use the SOSCCUPE email.
Lorraine Mar
Administrative Secretary
783 Ross North, 416-736-2100, extension 77799
Edward Fenner
Communications and Website Assistant
756 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 33430
Alda Lone
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
746 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 77797
Jacqueline Selman
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
744 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 77798
Tara Wlodarczyk
Administrative Assistant
755 Ross South, 416-736-2100, extension 33809