Current Work Study Positions and Student Advisory Committee

There are currently no Work Study positions available.

Student Advisory Committee

The Family Care Office (FCO) has a Student Advisory Committee that meets 3 times during the academic year.

This committee has been useful as a way for our office to hear directly from students about our service and programming. It has also been an opportunity for students with family responsibilities to provide feedback on their experiences as U of T students.

The committee’s role has been:

  • To provide advice and recommendations for improvement on services currently offered by the FCO
  • To provide advice on the outreach efforts of the office
  • To assist in identifying new programs and initiatives for the FCO
  • To comment on the policies of the Family Care Office and the university policies related to family issues.
  • To identify future directions and potential areas for growth.

The following students are members of this committee for 2021-2022:

Praveen Siluvai Antony
Praveen is currently doing his PhD in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is an international student with a spouse and child in Student Family Housing. He also has 3 elder family dependents in India.

Valerie Beals
Valerie is in her 5th year at U of T, but is currently doing her 4th year of studies in. She is studying Classical Civilizations, Indigenous Studies and English. She is the proud mother of a 3 year old.

Matida Daffeh
Matida is in her final year of a double major in Equity and Women & Gender Studies and a minor in African Studies. She is a single mother of a boy and is a 2020 Jackman Scholar. She co-founded The Girls’ Agenda, a grassroots young feminist movement working to end female genital mutilation and other traditional practices that violate the rights of women and girls.

Stacey Dowswell
Stacey is in her 4th year in an English specialist program. She is began her studies with the Academic Bridging Program. She is the single mother of a 11 year old and a 14 year old.

Brooke Holdsworth
Brooke went through the Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto, and she was the valedictorian of this programme. Now, she is registered in the Faculty of Arts and Science. She is also an activist. She is homeschooling her 7 year old son, and she is Indigenous.

Imrul Kayes
Imrul is in his 2nd year of a PhD program at Daniels Forestry at U of T. He is an international student with his spouse and 20 month old son living in Student Family Housing.

Mona Kim
Mona is a fourth year part time student taking Philosophy. She is the sole parent to a 22 year old boy, and a 13 year old boy. She is also the caregiver to her elderly mother.

Aparna Menon
Aparna is studying English and is doing her Masters. She cares for 2 children a 10 year old and a 4 year old. One of her children has special needs, and is on the autism spectrum.

Rebecca Russo
Rebecca finished the Academic Bridging program and is now in her first year of Italian Studies. She is the single mother of two teens with her daughter attending her first year at U of T. She is also a professional chef.