Residence Life Managers 

The role of the Residence Life Manager (RLM) is to create and sustain a sense of community in their hall(s), while maintaining the safety and comfort of everyone who lives there. RLMs primarily supervise their hall’s team of Floor Fellows, in addition to acting as a Disciplinary Officer of the University/Student Residences when required, and serving as a general resource for the staff and students in their residence hall(s).

As professionals with experience in the fields of residence life, student affairs and other post-secondary professions, RLMs provide regular educational programming, training and development opportunities for Floor Fellows. They also serve as an early alert system for emotional, academic and mental health issues among students, and provide crisis management when appropriate.

Meet the Staff

Downtown Campus RLMs

Molly Cockburn
Molly  spent two years working in Residence Life at Concordia before joining McGill in the Office of the Dean of Students. She has a passion for working directly with students, and helping them achieve their personal and professional goals.

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.

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.

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