Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo

Housing & Conference Services

Living At McMaster

Residence Life Staff

In Residence Life, we make it our mission to create opportunities and support systems for you to have fun, learn new things, and connect with other people and communities. Knowing that learning extends beyond the classroom, we believe that your residence experience can play a hugely important role in helping you develop the life skills that will ensure your continued success in the future. We want you to be as happy, healthy, and successful as possible during first-year and we are here to help.

Residence Life Area Coordinators

These professionals are full-time, live-in employees of the university who are responsible for the overall management of the residence communities. All Residence Life Area Coordinators (RLACs) have had extensive background in residence living environments.

This background in student life prepares them well to handle responsibilities such as:

  • Supervising approximately 130 Residence Life Staff Members
  • Counselling and advising residence student experiencing difficulty
  • Ensuring the physical safety and security of the residence buildings
  • Developing community development and learning opportunities for residents
  • Responding to crisis and emergency situations
  • Assisting residents to resolve conflicts and transition to communal living expectations
  • Investigating and enforcing residence community standards and code of conduct issues

Julia Krbavac Email Julia

Residence Life Area Coordinator – 10 Bay Graduate Residence

Heather Smith Email Heather

Residence Life Area Coordinator – Brandon Hall

Neil Donato Email Neil

Residence Life Area Coordinator – Les Prince Hall, Woodstock Hall

Sarah O’Dwyer Email Sarah

Residence Life Area Coordinator – Hedden Hall, Edwards Hall

Matthew Metcalfe Email Matthew

Residence Life Area Coordinator – Moulton Hall, Bates Residence

Sam Samon Email Sam

Residence Life Area Coordinator – Peter George Centre for Living & Learning

Victoria Parkins Email Victoria

Residence Life Area Coordinator – Mary Keyes Residence, Matthews Hall, Wallingford Hall

Amani Amstutz Email Amani

Residence Life Area Coordinator – Whidden & McKay

Residence Education Initiatives

John Maclachlan Email John

Manager, Educational Initiatives and Assessment

Monica Palkowski Email Monica

Living Learning Coordinator

Kristin Taylor Email Kristin

Living Learning Coordinator

Residence Life Management & Residence Case Management

Chris Eley Email Chris

Associate Director, Residence Life

905-525-9140 extension 23200

Caroline Papple Email Caroline

Residence Life Manager

Sean Fast Email Sean

Residence Life Manager

Tara Roberts Email Tara

Training and Development Coordinator

Andrew Campbell

Training and Development Coordinator

Currently on leave