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ISC Education & Awareness Working Group

Terms of reference


  • Foster communication, promote awareness and education about information security with the goal of reducing the risk of unauthorized or malicious compromise of data and services.​
  • Activities are focused on four audiences: faculty, students, technical staff and non-technical staff across the tri-campus community. Note: activities will be measured.
  • Provide communications, education and awareness support, recommendations and expertise to ISC initiatives (and working groups).


The working group consists of key stakeholders, interested parties and subject matter experts from various faculties and divisions across the University of Toronto.

The working group will seek input and participation from its members for major information security education and awareness/communication campaigns. The meeting minutes will be documented and shared among the group members.


Meetings are held monthly at 11 to 11:45 a.m. Upcoming meetings:

  • April 19
  • May 24
  • July 25


Carrie Schmidt (chair) Senior Manager, Education, Awareness and Culture, Office of the CIO, Information Technology Services
Don Banh Coordinator, ITS, New College
Samantha Barr Senior Development Officer, Leadership & Planned Giving, Development and Alumni Relations, Scarborough Advancement
Jesse Beard Information Security & Privacy Analyst, Information Security, ITS
Deborah BeharrySingh Senior Manager, Client Services, Information and Instructional Technology (IIT), Faculty of Arts & Science
Arathi Devadas Education and Awareness Officer, Education, Awareness and Culture, Office of the CIO, ITS
Andrew Egan Manager, Web & Digital Technology, Information & Instructional Technology Services (IITS), U of T Scarborough (UTSC)
Sarah Hatcher  Computer Systems Specialist, Library, ITS
Feresa Khan Senior Business Analyst, IITS, UTSC
Kalyani Khati Associate Director, Information Security Strategic Initiatives, Information Security, ITS
Nitish Mehta Digital Platform Solutions Architect, Division of University Advancement
Dan Munday Director, Information Technology, Hart House
Prisca Obierefu Research Technology Liaison, Centre for Research & Innovation Support
Daniel Ottini Deputy Director, Internal Audit Department
Carly Popenko Communications Coordinator, Education, Awareness and Culture, Office of the CIO, ITS
Maryam Younis Undergraduate Research Assistant, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering