Office of the Dean

Dilson Rassier is the Dean of the Faculty of Education. Dr. Rassier holds a Canada Research Chair in Muscle Biophysics (Tier 1), and is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Rassier's research interests focus upon muscle physiology and biophysics, with a special interest in the molecular aspects of muscle contraction in health and disease.

Dr. Rassier can be contacted at (514) 398-7037 or by dilson.rassier [at] mcgill.ca (email).


Associate Dean Alain BreuleuxAlain Breuleux is the Associate Dean, Academic Programs. He is responsible for the governance of academic programs across the Faculty, and coordinating and facilitating the monitoring, evaluation and development of academic programs.

Alain Breuleux is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology's Learning Sciences Program. He is a cognitive psychologist collaborating with school teachers and administrators to design and investigate sustainable technology-enabled networks for learning, advanced pedagogical practices, and knowledge management in education. 

Dr. Breuelux can be reached via phone (514) 398-4228 or alain.breuleux [at] mcgill.ca (email).


Nancy Heath is the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies. In this role she is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development of successful research programs, and for promoting the excellence of our graduate students by actively supporting and coordinating all facets of graduate academic life in the Faculty.

Dr. Heath is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Her DAIR research team explores resilience and adaptive functioning in young people at-risk. She has published and presented extensively on topics related to mental health and resilience in educational settings, is an internationally recognized leader in the area of self-injury in educational settings and has worked in collaboration with schools for more than 20 years.

Dr. Heath can be reached by telephone at (514) 398-3439 or by nancy.heath [at] mcgill.ca (email).  [visit Research News feed]


Dennis Jensen is the Associate Dean, Infrastructure. Responsibilities include the development of a framework and mechanisms to support the implementation of infrastructure strategic plans in accordance with the Faculty Strategic Plan, with overall responsibility for all properties allocated to the Faculty of Education. 

Dr. Jensen is an Associate Professor with the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Canada Research Chair in Clinical Exercise and Respiratory Physiology, Director of the McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH), and Director of the Clinical Exercise and Respiratory Physiology Laboratory (CERPL). Dr. Jensen's research activities are focused on the mechanisms, measurement and management of physical activity-related breathlessness in adults with chronic lung disorders, most notably chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Dr. Jensen can be reached at (514) 398-4400 Ext 0541, or by dennis.jensen [at] mcgill.ca (email).  [visit Infrastructure News feed]

The Dean's Office Administrative Officers and Support Staff:

Allyson Noftall
Faculty Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-7039   allyson.noftall [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Vanessa Bridgman (on leave)
Senior Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator
Building Director
Tel.: (514) 398-7040   Fax: (514) 398-1527   buildingdirector.education [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Simona Lupu
Human Resources Advisor
Tel.: (514) 398-5129   Fax: (514) 398-1527   simona.lupu [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Stephen Lalla
Communications Associate
Tel.: (514) 398-3082   stephen.lalla [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Sandra Griffin
Business Development Officer
Tel.: (514) 398-5487   sandra.griffin [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Véronique Gingras
Education Career Advisor
Tel.: (514) 398-2484   Fax: (514) 398-4679   career.education [at] mcgill.ca (Email )

Patricia Beauregard
Administrative Student Affairs Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 398-7042   Fax: (514) 398-4679   patricia.beauregard [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Rayna Goldman
Associate Director of Development, University Advancement
Tel.: (514) 398-1666   Fax: (514) 398-4679   rayna.goldman [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jennifer Coutlee
Alumni Relations and Special Events Associate
University Advancement
Tel.: (514) 398-2712   Fax: (514) 398-4679  jennifer.coutlee [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

​Lillian Onyido
Advancement Associate, University Advancement
Tel.: (514) 398-1301   lillian.onyido [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Catherine Essar
Research Financial Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-6253   Fax: (514) 398-4679   catherine.essar [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Donna Wilkinson
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 398-7037   donna.wilkinson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Irina Cazac
Senior Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 398-7040   irina.cazac [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Kelly Kapou
Administrative Coordinator, Human Resources.
Tel.: (514) 398-5215   kelly.kapou [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Natalia Bessette (on leave)
Project Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-5112   natalia.bessette [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Stephanie Keller-Busque
Project Administrator (interim)
Tel.: (514) 398-5112   stephanie.keller-busque [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Daniela Frischer
Senior Manager, Finance & Resources Planning
Tel.: (514) 398-3749   Fax: (514) 398-4679   daniela.frischer [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Franca Mancuso
Senior Accounts Administrator, Finance
Tel.: (514) 398-4455 x00800   Fax: (514) 398-4679   franca.mancuso [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Rukhsana Diwan
Financial Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-7349   Fax: (514) 398-4679   rukhsana.diwan [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Crystal Noronha
Research Administrator
Tel.: (514) 398-4122   Fax: (514) 398-4679   offering.education [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Patricia Jackson
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Building Director (interim)
Tel.: (514) 398-4527 x09877  Fax: (514) 398-4679   patricia.jackson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jim Harris
Faculty Web Facilitator
Tel.: (514) 398-8116   Fax: (514) 398-4679   Jim.Harris [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Deborah Metchette
Graphics/Web Technician
Tel.: (514) 398-2652   Fax: (514) 398-4679   Deborah.Metchette [at] mcgill.ca (Email)