1. Member, Working Circle of UTSC Campus Curriculum Review Committee (2020-Present)

This committee aims to assess our current standing with respect to our commitment to antiracism, indigeneity, and inclusion as described in UTSC’s 2020-2025 strategic plan, Inspiring Inclusive Excellence, and to communicate an action plan.

  • Involved in strategic planning as part of the larger circle of the committee, UTSC Campus Curriculum Committee, every month.
  • As part of the campus curriculum review sub-circle, the UTSC Listening and Conversations Circle is biweekly involved in discussions and activities.
  • Contributed to designing listening circle interview questions & reviewed the survey design to be used as tools to facilitate the dialogue and consultation with students, faculty, and staff regarding their experience of the UTSC curriculum, with particular attention to Indigenous ways of knowing, Black knowledges, and racialized perspectives.
  • Facilitated listening circles with undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • Contributed data analysis and writing Phase I of the report from the UTSC Listening and Conversations Sub circle.
  • Engaged in Equity Matters Seminars and discussions.

2. Convener of the UTSC Listening and Conversations Sub-Circle of the Campus Curriculum Review Committee (September 2021-April 2022)

  • Held biweekly meetings to develop a strategic plan to promote student, faculty, and staff engagement in listening circles and surveys
  • Organized listening circles and partnered with the sub-circle members to collect data, analyze and summarize the results
  • Reported the meeting updates and summary of the data collected to the large campus curriculum review committee every month
  • Coordinated and contributed to writing the collective development of the Phase II report from the UTSC Listening and Conversations Sub-circle
  • Contributed to the collective development of the Campus Curriculum Review Committee’s comprehensive report with an action plan for a curricular framework and related pedagogical support that integrates UTSC’s commitment to inclusion, Indigeneity, and anti-racism

3. Member, Teaching and Curriculum Committee (July 2017-Present)

  • Contribute to program review for Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry
  • Curriculum mapping/planning to identify gaps and propose pedagogical methods and courses
  • Proposed the Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry course
  • Conducted the curriculum design, course material preparation, and delivery for the Advanced Bio-Organic chemistry course (CHMD47H3)
  • Contributed to the course proposal for the first year Advanced Chemistry course (CHMA12H3)
  • Reviewing Teaching Fellowships Program Applications
  • Grant proposals writing & review
  • Course proposal reviews
  • First-year chemistry course development projects
  • Participating as a judge for undergraduate and graduate conferences
  • Collaborations with UTSC Academic Advising and Career Centre
  • Serve on the research presentation pane for the SCSU research symposium
  • Member of the teaching review committee Sessional Lecturers II, 2018
  • Write teaching award nomination letters and compile packages for teaching assistants and faculty.
  • Write award nominations for undergraduate students

4. Member, Outreach Committee (July 2017-Present)

  • Program promotions on Fall/Spring Campus Days
  • Contributing to discussions/panels organized by UTSC student associations (EPSA, CSU, UTPSA, & SCSU)
  • Promoting Chemistry Programs at Campus Program Fair
  • Reaching out to community partners in collaboration with the UTSC EDI office
  • Co-curricular record (CCR) evaluator for UTSC undergraduate students
  • Organizing on-campus Science Rendezvous
  • Taking out as a guest speaker at high school and elementary school events
  • Conducting Science Outreach Events.
  • UTSC Students’ Life: “Ask Me, Ambassador”
  • Judge for Toronto Science Fair.
  • Organize outreach events for experiential learning
  • TASME Pre-University Poster Competition judge

5. Member, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee (July 2021-Present)

  • The departmental representative at the campus curriculum committee
  • Attend and contribute to EDI-related workshops, seminars, and symposiums
  • Sharing the EDI-related learning with the committee members and developing plans to integrate EDI into the course curriculum
  • Contributed adding an EDI lens to the writing assignment in first-year chemistry courses
  • Developed an EDI integrated experiential learning assignment in the Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry course (CHMD47H3)


6. Member of the Adjudication Committee for UTSC Undergraduate Research Prize, Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation (April 2021-Present)

This committee is designed to recognize the research and creative activities of undergraduate students from diverse disciplines, and their overall contribution to the University of Toronto Scarborough

  • Evaluate the research project description written in the non-specialized language
  • Assess student’s data and transcript
  • Review reference letters from UTSC faculty members and the written statements from U of T Librarians
  • Contribute to the meetings to finalize the ranking of the applications


7. Faculty Judge on the SCSU Undergraduate Research Symposium at UTSC (March 2022)

  • Evaluate the student presentations
  • Contribute to the meetings to finalize the ranking of the applications

8. Biochemistry Program Supervisor (July 2018-Present)

  • Program consultation
  • Responding to students’ inquiries about requirements, exclusions, pre-requisites, and transfer credits
  • Academic advising
  • Helping students find acceptable equivalents
  • Work with the UTSC academic advising center to help students meet their program needs
  • Take part in promotional activities for the program, such as University fairs and program fairs
  • Work on Biochemistry Program Pathway Guidelines and promotional materials

9. Academic Consulting

  1. UTSC Co-Curricula Advising and Evaluation, Academic Advising and Career Centre, University of Toronto, Scarborough
  2. Pharmacy Students’ Association (UTSPA)
  3. Physical and Environmental Sciences Students’ Association (EPSA)
  4. Chemistry Students Association (CSU)


10. Community Leadership Roles

TASME’s Women in STEM Leadership Program Initiator, Developer, and Coordinator, SickKids, Toronto, Canada (January 2021-Present)

Collaborators: Prof. Shyamala Maheswaran, Ph.D., Professor of Surgery and Scientific Director, Center for CTC Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA, Co-Founder TellBio Inc., Prof. Sri Navarathnum, MBBS, Ph.D., FRCPC., President and Chief Executive Officer, CancerCare Manitoba, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Canada., Prof. Thyagaseely Premaraj, BDS, Ph.D., Director of Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in the College of Dental Medicine at the NOVA Southeastern University (NSU), Florida, USA., Dr. Arunthi Thiagalingam, Ph.D., Senior Director, Translational Sciences, IPSEN  Biomeasure Inc, Milford, USA. Prof. Nades Palaniyar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children and Lab Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Canada.

Course Instructors: Professor Nirusha Thavarajah, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough & Professor Phani Radhakrishnan, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough.

Program Duties:

  • Curriculum development
  • Course design
  • Content delivery
  • Student assessments
  • Organizing guest speakers
  • Help students with grant proposals


Learning Outcomes of the Program:

  • Confident with their leadership style and would have learned the key elements of effective leadership
  • Better with their verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to find networking opportunities
  • Critical in their strategic planning and implementation
  • They will be more engaged with their peers and will have a better handle on time management
  • Excellent at building and working in Teams
  • More open to new ideas and continue to develop their leadership skills


11. North American Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology Advisory Board (2015-2017).