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ISC Education & Awareness Working Group

Terms of reference


  • Foster communication, promote awareness and education about information security with the goal of reducing the risk of unauthorized or malicious compromise of data and services.​
  • Activities are focused on four audiences: faculty, students, technical staff and non-technical staff across the tri-campus community. Note: activities will be measured.
  • Provide communications, education and awareness support, recommendations and expertise to ISC initiatives (and working groups).


The working group consists of key stakeholders, interested parties and subject matter experts from various faculties and divisions across the University of Toronto.

The working group will seek input and participation from its members for major information security education and awareness/communication campaigns. The meeting minutes will be documented and shared among the group members.


Meetings are held monthly at 11 to 11:45 a.m.


Carrie Schmidt (chair) Senior Manager, Education, Awareness and Culture, Office of the CIO, Information Technology Services
Don Banh Coordinator, ITS, New College
Jesse Beard Information Security & Privacy Analyst, Information Security, ITS
Deborah BeharrySingh Senior Manager, Client Services, Information and Instructional Technology, Faculty of Arts & Science
Mary Ellen Brown Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Alyson Bruce Marketing and Communications Officer, University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE)
Audelyn Budihardjo Audit Manager, Internal Audit
Arathi Devadas Education and Awareness Officer, Education, Awareness and Culture, Office of the CIO, ITS
Andrew Egan Manager, Web & Digital Technology, Information & Instructional Technology Services, UTSC
Sarah Hatcher  Computer Systems Specialist, Library, ITS
Feresa Khan Senior Business Analyst, Information & Instructional Technology Services, UTSC
Kalyani Khati Associate Director, Information Security Strategic Initiatives, Information Security, ITS
Aaron Lane Manager, Information Systems Security, Information Technology, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE)
Lori Oja Executive Director, Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto
Nitish Mehta Digital Platform Solutions Architect, Division of University Advancement
Dan Munday Director, Information Technology, Hart House
Sue Murphy Recruitment & Information Specialist, Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Neeraja Nair Communications Coordinator, Information & Instructional Technology Services, UTSC
Prisca Obierefu Research Technology Liaison, Centre for Research & Innovation Support
Carly Popenko Administrative Officer, Programs, Hart House
Maryam Younis Undergraduate Research Assistant, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering