Yuko Sorano 

Director, Student Affairs

About me: I joined the Student Affairs team at Glendon College in 2022. As a university student, I studied in Japan, US, France and Canada, and the experiences have led me to pursue my career in education. I firmly believe in the value of post-secondary education for one’s personal growth and professional opportunities. I am fortunate to be able to support and work with students from various backgrounds and life circumstances. When I’m not working, you’ll find me cooking and baking, and sharing food with people that I love! 

What I do: as the Director of the Student Affairs team, my role is to ensure our services respond to the needs of Glendon students. From the First-Year Experience programs, residence life to accessibility and well-being, our team works very hard to make the Glendon experience as valuable and enriching as it can be.    


Administrative Assistant

About me: I have been working for Student Services for a few years now and really enjoy being here for our students. 

What I do: As the Administrative assistant for the office of Student Affairs, my role is to provide administrative support and handle a wide array of inquiries from students, staff and the public. I also work with the Student Life Coordinator in processing club registrations, supporting them throughout the year and providing temporary use of space on campus for their events.


Alternate Exams and Administrative Coordinator

About me: I have worked in various positions in the Office of Student Affairs for over 18 years. I enjoy reading, travelling and movies. I am trilingual (German, English and French).

What I do: I oversee the operations in the exams centre, and I make sure that all students taking exams in the centre have appropriate accommodations as outlined in their documentation. The exam centre is a high-stress environment, and in this context, I am tasked with maintaining academic integrity, resolving conflicts, ensuring the well-being of the students and facilitating high-quality and accessible customer service.  Hundreds of quizzes, tests and exams are administered in the centre every year. I also support the Director of Student Affairs with finances, budget and the hiring of students in our unit.


Student Life Coordinator

About me: I came to York as an international student. I have lived in seven countries, and call Canada home since 2012. I love everything to do with personal optimization, specifically in health, fitness and productivity, with my favourite hobbies being reading, martial arts and I’m always game for soccer.

What I do: I coordinate First Year Experience programs, such as Glendon Orientation Day, as well as student engagement and leadership programs which include GL Zone Peer Mentors, GLLead leadership initiatives and the operations of student organizations.

Anna Arzumanova 

Communications Assistant

About meI graduated from Glendon in 2019 and always enjoyed our tight-knit community and bilingual environmentso I came back here as a Student Recruitment Officer at first and now a Communications Assistant. I’m a big foodie and love discovering new places – yes, that’s totally a hobby!

What I do: I am the Communications Assistant for the Division of Students which includes Student Affairs, Student Recruitment, and Academic Affairs. From creating content for emails, the website, to social media, I always get to work on some exciting projects! 

Mateo Delahaye-Brown

Residence Life Coordinator

About me: I started my journey at Glendon in 2017 as a psychology major, and since that time, I’ve worked in various departments at Glendon as student staff. However, I’ve worked as a Residence Don at Glendon since 2020, and that role has instilled my passion for supporting students from around the world in their academic and personal pursuits. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family and singing whenever I have the chance!

What I do: As Residence Life Coordinator, I have the privilege of being a resource to our residents and ensuring that their experience in residence as enriching and fulfilling as possible. To achieve this, I manage and lead a team of upper-year Glendon students (known as Dons) who live on-campus, are a direct resource to residents, and are trained to engage residents with intentional programming and carefully listen to their needs.


Jennifer Hudson

Supports and Services Coordinator 

About me: I’m a Glendon alumna and have worked with survivors of violence for many years. In my spare time, I enjoy practising and teaching yoga.  

What I do:

I help to facilitate students’ needs in a variety of ways. Whether you need help with a personal crisis or assistance after a critical incident, I am here to provide referrals and support. 



Manager, Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling

About me: Hello Everyone, my name is Gauhar and I am the Manager at AWC. I am happy to meet you all. Here at AWC we are looking forward to providing you support for your mental health needs. My background is in psychological counselling. Over the years, I have supported diverse group of individuals with various mental health challenges.

What I do: As a Manager I have several roles. This includes managing our Accessibility wellbeing and Counselling Center, developing and delivering workshops and providing counselling support.

Hifsa Khan

Personal Counsellor, Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling Centre 

About me: I am registered Social Worker with experience providing counselling and case management services across a variety of settings. I am driven by my passion to support others and look forward to supporting the students at Glendon. I am an avid cat-lover and foodie. During my spare time I like to take walks and pet every animal that crosses my path!

What I do: Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being can impact the way we feel and behave. This aspect of our lives can sometimes remain unseen and unattended to, especially in high-stress environments where we find ourselves overwhelmed with responsibilities. My role is to support students at Glendon by providing individual counselling services for various types of crises. My goal is to optimize Mental Health and Well-Being and promote seamless educational and personal experiences for all students.

Genevieve Daigle

Receptionist, Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling

About me: I have held various administrative jobs, including administrative assistant for Student Services at the University of Alberta. Also, I am a teacher; I have taught elementary French immersion for the past ten years. I hold two bachelor’s degrees, one from Université Laval in Industrial Relations and the other in Education from the University of Alberta. I enjoy working at the University and am happy to be part of the team at Glendon College.

What I do: My goal is to create a positive and pleasant atmosphere so that all students always feel welcome at the AWC Center.

Larissa Lopez

OT REG. (ONT.) / Erg. Aut. (Ont.)

Accessibility Counsellor, Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling Centre 

About me: I am a licensed occupational therapist who is passionate about supporting students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities in their academic pursuits. I believe that education is vitally important to one’s personal, social and academic development.

What I do: A disability, whether cognitive, emotional, physical or behavioural, can affect one’s functioning in the university setting. Academic accommodations are adjustments to the learning environment meant to remove barriers and to provide alternate ways to learn or demonstrate one’s learning. I assess the unique needs of students with disabilities and facilitate academic accommodations to provide equitable access to their education at Glendon College.