Student Advisory Committee & Work Study Positions

Student Advisory Committee Members 2022-2023

Photo of Amanda Deeley

Amanda Deeley
Amanda is a single parent to two teenagers, aged 17 and 15. Amanda returned to university as a mature student after a career in software technology. She is now in her first year of a PhD in Sociology.


Mohsen Poorganji
Mohsen is in the 4th year of his PhD program at the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) and CPIN.  He is defending in mid-December.  He currently lives with his wife and is originally from Iran.

Karen Rodriguez
Karen is an undergraduate who is in her second year of Humanities at U of T.  She came to U of T through Academic Bridging.  She also works part-time at the TDSB.  She is the single mother of a 7 year old son.


Ahmet Su

Ahmet is in his second year in the Higher Education PhD program at OISE. He has two children, a son who is 8 years old and a daughter who is a 1 year old.

A.Kumsal Tekirdag-Kosar
Kumsal (she/her) is in her second and final year of a Master of Social Work degree. She holds a BSc from Bioengineering and a PhD from Molecular Biology and she worked as a research scientist prior to the MSW program. She currently works as a Research Assistant at FIFSW.  She has a three-year-old daughter who she likes coloring together. As a recent immigrant to Canada, Kumsal likes to discover new places with her family and embrace the Canadian culture.

Work Study Positions

The Family Care Office expects to have work study positions available for the summer session. The application period is in April, 2023.