Student services and support

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology is committed to providing exceptional support to our graduate students.

There is a lot of information, services and support available to you, but whom do you contact about what?  If in doubt, contact the Graduate Office (  

For mental and physical well-being support

See our Student Assistance page for help and resources. If you're unsure where to start, contact the Graduate Office (  

Grad Minds: peer support initiative. Providing graduate students with an opportunity to connect with a peer with shared experiences who can listen with understanding and help navigate mental health resources.

The Graduate Office 

Brandon Wells

Graduate and Life Sciences Education Officer


Ian Marquez

Graduate Program Administrator


The Graduate Office can help you with topics such as:

  • Advice on program requirements or academic policy 
  • Program progress; Registration, Achieving candidacy, and Program extensions 
  • Wellness counselling  
  • Finding appropriate resources across the University of Toronto 
  • Thesis Advisory Committee Meetings 
  • Thesis defences 
  • Funding/Stipends 
  • Award applications and information  
  • Transfer credits 
  • LMP performance expectations 
  • Program transfers 
  • Annual LMP Research conference
  • Personal time off 
  • If you have been harassed or treated unfairly 

The Graduate Coordinators 

Dr Michael Ohh 

Research Stream Graduate Co-Coordinator  

Dr Jeremy Mogridge 

Research Stream Graduate Co-Coordinator

The Graduate Coordinators can help you with topics such as:

  • Advice on a serious academic disagreement with your thesis advisory committee 
  • If you have been harassed or treated unfairly 
  • If you need to report misconduct within the department 

Further information

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS)has information and resources for graduate students, such as obtaining letters of registration or letters of completion.  

The Environment Health and Safety website has information on accident reporting, safety training and safety policies. 

Travelling to a conference? Visit the Safety Abroad office

The Centre for International  Experience  provides support for international students. 

Learn about the Graduate Education Management System (GEMS) 

Graduate & Life Sciences Education Office