Administrative Staff

Michelle Bailey
Graduate Administrator
sociology.graduate@utoronto.ca
416-978-3414

Michelle was born and raised in Oklahoma before finding herself relocated to the far north. With the help of Jeremy Nichols, Michelle provides administration for the graduate program, keeping both faculty and graduate students on track so that our students meet the program requirements and thrive academically. When she is not working, Michelle can be found cooking delectable homemade treats, eating candy while watching WWE or playing Minecraft with her adorable, curly-haired son. 


Tina Colomvakos
Assistant to the Chair
Tina.colomvakos@utoronto.ca
416-978-5541

Having worked at the Sociology Department for over a dozen years, Tina knows us like no other. Tina works just outside of the Chair’s office and supports the work of the St. George Department Chair. If you are wandering around the Annex, you may also run into her when she is out on one of her vigorous walks around the neighbourhood during lunch or after hours.


Sherri Klassen
Research Coordinator
sociology.research@utoronto.ca
416-946-5912

Behind every great research project is a great research administrator. Sherri is ours. She supports the department's researchers as they put together proposals for funding, navigate ethics review, and communicate their findings. She also maintains the U of T Sociology Research Blog. In her off-time, Sherri dabbles in writing fiction and has a light-hearted blog about Mennonite life and cocktails.


John Manalo
IT Administrator
soctech.help@utoronto.ca
416-946-3237

Dubbed our departmental superhero, John does all things IT. John’s friendly demeanor, wit, and patient tone when dealing with our lack of computer know-how is what truly grants him superhero status. John is kept busy outside of the office running after his two little boys and hunting down bargains.


Jeremy Nichols
Graduate Office Assistant
socgrad.assist@utoronto.ca
416-978-4264

Jeremy works in the graduate office. There, he helps facilitate the day-to-day needs of the graduate program, is responsible for more award processes, admissions and TA administration for the department. Off the clock, Jeremy has secret musical talents (ask him about his time as a YouTube sensation during the Rob Ford years).


Donna Ragbir
Undergraduate Administrator
sociology.undergraduate@utoronto.ca
416-946-4064

Providing administrative support for the undergraduate programs with up to 1,200 students, Donna is an organizational powerhouse. She’s also our resident artist. Be sure to check her office walls for her latest works in oil on canvas.


Grace Ramirez
Business Officer
sociology.bizofficer@utoronto.ca
416-978-8267

Grace oversees the department’s finances. Not only are we all in awe of her knowledge and financial acumen, she has also added a touch of class to the office surroundings. If you listen closely you can hear the orchestral tones of Bach and Chopin coming from her office. If it’s a Friday, you might even hear some Sinatra and the rat pack.


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Julie Tong
Receptionist
sociology.dept@utoronto.ca
416-946-4058

Julie is the newest addition to our team of administrative staff. She is also the first person people meet on coming to the department. Stationed at the front desk, Julie addresses general inquiries and provides administrative assistance.