Our Team

Get to know the BRN team!

Rhonda McEwen

Interim Director

Rhonda McEwen

Rhonda McEwen is president and vice-chancellor of Victoria University in the University of Toronto and a member of the BRN steering committee. She’s the former dean of U of T Mississauga. McEwen is also Canada Research Chair in Tactile Interfaces, Communication and is a professor of emerging media and communication at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.

Core Team

Rabia Saleem

Rabia Saleem

Executive Assistant

Rabia is the Executive Assistant at the BRN. She is motivated by the opportunity to make a significant difference through the BRN initiative. Rabia has a diverse background in administration, having held various roles at the University of Toronto, as well as experience in the field of education.

Projects Support

Brittany Beheshti

Tina Adamopoulos

Matina Adamopoulos

Communications Officer

Tina is the Communications Officer at the BRN. Energized by the opportunity to envision, produce and deliver thoughtfully tailored, people-driven stories and initiatives, Tina has spent majority of her early career telling stories of research and innovation at the University of Toronto.

Steering Committee

Maydianne Andrade

Professor of Biological Sciences and former Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs and Equity, at the University of Toronto Scarborough

Alissa Trotz

Professor of Caribbean Studies at New College and Director of Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

Lisa Robinson

Vice-Dean, Strategy & Operations at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Rhonda McEwen

President and Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University and Associate Professor of New Media & Communication