Office of Communications
The Office of Communications manages internal and external communications for the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, including the creation and promotion of news stories, media relations, digital and social media, and advancement and marketing communications.
The communications team showcases the extraordinary teaching and research that happens every day at U of T and in our affiliated hospitals and clinical sites. We also provide essential updates and information on the day-to-day function of the university for faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and volunteers.
And, we are a resource for your communications. Contact us for advice or with any communications question related to the Temerty Faculty of Medicine — or if you have an interesting story, project or study to share.
Communications & Media Relations Specialist
Communications & Media Relations Specialist
Search this database of more than 1,000 experts from across the university, who can comment on the news of the day or offer perspectives on world and local events and issues.
Media Tips for Faculty, Students and Staff
Discover or review tactics for effectively communicating with the public through the media, including how to write an opinion piece and use plain language, ways to focus attention on the news hook in your work, and how to prepare for different mediums (including TV) and difficult interviews.
View and download images from the U of T community across our three campuses.
Story Guide and Event Promotion
Have a story to share? Review these six tips on what makes a story great.
Event Submission Form
Fill out this form to post an event on our website or in MedEmail, the Faculty’s internal e-newsletter.
Read our tips for promoting your Temerty Faculty of Medicine event.
Design and Visual Identity
To access a full list of assets including: visual identity guide, departmental letterhead, Word and Powerpoint templates, etc. visit SharePoint and log in with your UTORid. To request access to the SharePoint page email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a learner that would like access to the powerpoint template please visit the brand portal. This site also includes instructions on how to access other Faculty brand assets.
For more detailed information on the university's visual identity, read this guide.
Contact email@example.com if you have further questions about the university's visual identity.
Presentations & Templates
This PowerPoint deck was created as a complement to the Vitals report. These slides can be integrated into faculty and staff presentations.
Download the Vitals Presentation (PPTX)
The U of T Advantage
A snapshot of Temerty Medicine's impact.
WebPac is a web information package developed by the Office of Communications. It offers guidance on how to create a website that is well-designed, time-efficient, inexpensive, responsive (mobile-compatible) and secure.
All academic departments and administrative units in the Faculty are eligible for WebPac, which includes technical instruction on the Drupal content management system, web writing and content support, and information on training, site hosting and maintenance.
Explore the benefits and processes of WebPac and contact us for more information.
Current WebPac users can access office hour information, training resources and maintenance updates here.
Manager, Digital Communications
The province of Ontario has a goal of becoming fully accessible by 2025. Here are some helpful resources to improve accessiliby in our communications:
Accessilbity for Ontarians Act
Making accessible PDF documents
Introduction to website accessiblity
News and Publications
Read the latest education and research news from Toronto's medical school, along with features and profiles of faculty, students and staff.
Twice a year our award-winning magazine takes a provocactive look at issues and trends in medicine, health education and medical science.
An e-newsletter for faculty, staff and students, published every two weeks.
Prepare. Discover. Partner. Read about the Temerty Faculty of Medicine's goals and activities over the last year.
An e-newsletter for alumni, published 4 times a year.
|Linda Quattrin||Executive Director||416.978.3771|
|Blake Eligh||Communications & Media Relations Specialist||647.615.9763|
|Gabrielle Giroday||Communications & Media Relations Specialist (on leave)||416.978.5811|
|Mark Bennett||Graphic Designer||416.884.6329|
|Roberta Brown||Manager, Digital Communications||647.382.5608|
|Emily Kulin||Associate Director, Advancement Communications||416.978.8092|
|Heather McCall||Communications Officer, Alumni Relations|
|Deanna Cheng||Communications Officer, Development|
|Jim Oldfield||Senior Communications Officer||416.946.4090|
|Julia Soudat||Social Media & Digital Communications Specialist||416.978.7752|
|Ishita Luther||Digital Communications Coordinator|