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Residence Staff

Residence Life Managers 

The role of the Residence Life Manager (RLM) is to create and sustain a sense of community in their hall, supervise the hall’s team of Floor Fellows and serve as a general resource person for students and staff in the residence hall. They support and interact with the hall councils, and act as a Disciplinary Officer of the University when required.

RLMs oversee a grouping of halls or a single large hall and live in or near their assigned halls.

As professionals with experience in the fields of residence life, student affairs and other learning/helping professions, they are responsible for educational programming, training and developing student staff (Floor Fellows). They also serve as an early alert system for emotional, academic and mental health issues among students, and provide crisis management.

Meet the Staff

Downtown Campus RLMs

Jen Collins
Jen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies and uses her degree to support her communities. She has 4 years of Residence Life experience from Ontario. She enjoys working with students to help them reach their potential.

Cole Maier
Cole graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2016 , and has been with McGill since Sept 2021. She has worked in the private sector of international boarding schools in Vancouver, British Columbia as a Community Engagement and a Leadership Senior Youth Advisor. Cole's main focus is to provide a positive influence on programming and volunteering.

Luke Reilly
Luke graduated from Curtin University in 2014, before spending 4 years as a High School English and History teacher. For the past 4 years he has worked in Residence Life across multiple Australian Universities, before relocating to Montreal in 2022. He brings with him a passion for wellness, community building, pastoral care and positive social change.

Vincent Yagayandi
Vincent worked as a McGill floor fellow for 6 years before transitioning into the role of Assistant Residence Life Manager. Vincent holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is currently completing his Legal studies at McGill.

Skylar Zakarin
Skylar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science since 2020 from the University of British Columbia. She has experience in the field of Student Affairs, having worked as a Cultural Ambassador for the Vancouver Summer Program, followed by a two-year tenure as a Residence Advisor at UBC. Skylar also has a Masters of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University. She brings her passions for conflict management, mediation, and community building to McGill Residences.

Macdonald Campus RLM

Tanya Bhatia
Tanya started her journey in residence life as a Residence Advisor and Residence Don at Western University. Her passion for helping diverse groups of students combined with her love for residence life operations led her to pursue her education and start her Master in International Business at HEC Montréal.

Assistant RLMs

Ashna Hudani
Ashna joined the Residence Life team in October 2021, with previous experience as a Residence Advisor at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her educational background is in International Development Studies, and she is currently pursuing her legal education at McGill University. Through her capacity as Assistant Residence Life Manager, she enjoys fostering community development, wellness, and personal & professional growth within the residences.

Shiane Johnson
Shiane joined the Residence Life team in July 2022, and her professional interests include Peer Support and Community Growth. She aims to impact the future of the residence life community and encourage inclusion, assist with community integration, and to support positive social changes within.

Austin McDougall
Austin spent four years as a floor fellow across three different McGill residences before becoming an Assistant Residence Life Manager this academic year. A lifelong Montrealer who is fluently bilingual, he completed his undergraduate degree in Honours Sociology at McGill in 2019 and is currently completing his law degree in the Faculty of Law.


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