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The Student Housing & Residence Life Office is located in the Residence Centre. Here a team of full-time staff assist residents throughout the year with various administrative issues in residence. Come into the office to meet the people who are here to assist you.

Contact Information

University of Toronto Scarborough
Student Residence Centre
Student Housing & Residence Life
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario
M1C 1A4

T: 416.287.7365

Michelle Verbrugghe


P: 416.287.7367


The Director oversees the department by facilitating a vision that continues the development of facilities, policies, and student success programs. Assessing student satisfaction in each area of the residence operation is a critical part of staying connected to the student experience, ensuring the best value for residence fees is received by students, and providing safe and affordable accommodation that promotes the growth of the student. In addition to more formal opportunities to interact with students such as student advisory groups, focus groups and residence satisfaction surveys, the Director welcomes the opportunity to sit down with students informally to discuss challenges and successes.

Tony Howe

Supervisor, Residence Facilities

P: 416.287.7371

The Supervisor, Residence Facilities oversees all facilities issues from cleaning, to maintaining safety, to major and minor maintenance. Students can file work orders in the event that repairs are needed in houses or apartments and the Residence Maintenance Technicians or contractors will respond. If students have any concerns or questions about residence facilities, email or drop by the Maintenance Office. During posted office hours students can pick up supplies such as light bulbs and garbage bags from the Maintenance Office.

Jen Skinner

Facilities Coordinator

P: 416.208.2671


The Facilities Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the many details that go along with the daily operation of a residence facility. Students will interact with the Facilities Coordinator if they have repairs required or concerns regarding their residence space. This position ensures that work orders are responded to in a timely and efficient manner and also enters units (with notice) once per semester to conduct an inspection on how housemates are maintaining the cleanliness and good repair of the townhouses or suites. This position can also helps students with initiatives that
relate to facilities such as supporting programs and policies that promote environmentally friendly living.


Rebekkah Nighswander

Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)

P: 416.287.7370

The Residence Life Coordinator oversees the development of the residence community by facilitating a wide variety of residence programs and by responding to student concerns, issues and incidents. The RLC is assisted by a large group of student leaders to carry out the various aspects of community development. The Residence Advisors report directly to the RLC. The Scarborough Campus Residence Council and the Green Wizards are advised and supported by the RLC.


Diana Cappa

Student Housing Coordinator

P: 416.287.7193

The Student Housing Coordinator oversees customer service at the Reception & Services desk and also provides support to students in rental accommodations through Off Campus Housing Services.  Students can make general inquiries at the Reception Services desk, book appointments with Student Housing & Residence Life staff, report concerns and issues, and access mail services.  The SHC supports students living in off campus rental accommodations through tenant rights education, advising, and referrals to listings and resources. All UTSC students are welcome to seek support from Off Campus Housing Services at SHRL.


Kumara Wickramachchi

Manager, Finance & Initiatives

P: 416.287.7368

The Manager, Finance & Initiatives oversees the budget in the office and is responsible for the day to day administration of revenue and expense accounts. Inventory and maintenance records and the creation of purchase requisitions for the department are additional responsibilities. The Manager, Finance & Initiatives compiles information for the department budget and assists the Director in preparation of yearly budget and long term plan. Other duties include: payroll administration and issuing invoices.


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