APUF Review Committee (2023-2025)
Eleonora Dimitrova graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2010 with a combined JD/MA in International Relations. She began her career by practicing in the areas of human rights, refugee protection and access to justice in Durban, South Africa. Following her return to Canada, Eleonora joined Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), the Faculty of Law’s award-winning education engagement and support program for high school students facing barriers to postsecondary access. In 2022, Eleonora was appointed as Interim Assistant Dean, JD Program.
David Montemurro (Associate Professor, Teaching Stream: OISE)
In OISE’s Master of Teaching Program, David co-coordinates the Black Future Educators’ Pathway. His teaching focus on experiential learning, urban education, and global citizenship, has led to partnerships with many community organizations, NGO’s and international schools. As a former high school teacher, he taught in UofT’s TYP Steps-to-University program.
Ike Okafor leads the Office of Access and Outreach in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and has been working on access initiative within the University of Toronto as a student, alumni and staff a combined 25 years. The access initiatives he has co-created with community members have revolutionized diversity in professional programs across Canada and have empowered high school and undergraduate students through mentorship and research opportunities, resulting in publications, conference presentations, and increased admissions to medical schools and graduate programs.
Nadia Rosemond is the Assistant Dean, Cocurricular Engagement and Student Leadership, in the Office of Student Experience and Wellbeing at University of Toronto Scarborough. Over the last 15 years, she has worked in student housing and residence life, international student services and student life programs at U of T. In her current work at UTSC, Nadia oversees strategy, development and implementation of co-curricular programs and international student services. In all her work, she brings a commitment to further equity, diversity and inclusion to student services and programs.
Jessica Silver is the Director, Student Engagement at the University Toronto Mississauga. Jessica has a Master of Education from OISE and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. Prior to UTM, Jessica spent time as a Teacher with the Toronto District School Board and as the Manager: Programming with Pathways to Education supporting marginalized students and their families through academic and personal mentorship programs. In her current role, Jessica has provided leadership of UTM’s Access Programs including UTM Pathways Mentorship Program, SEE UTM, Access Days, Indigenous Spirit Journey, Black Youth Mentorship and more.