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Alex Hillar

Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion

Location:
GH308
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6302
Email:
alex.hillar@guelphhumber.ca

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Nikki Martyn
BA (University of Toronto), MEd (University of Toronto), EdD (University of Toronto)
Program Head Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion

Location:
GH308D
Phone:
416-798-1331 ext. 6349
Email:
nikki.martyn@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Nikki Martyn has been the Program Head of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) since 2015 and is also the Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph. Dr. Martyn holds a Doctorate in Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She has taught in a number of Universities across Canada and has received the Student Appreciation Award from Humber College for her work at the University in 2014. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Martyn worked in children’s mental health for over 15 years and has a background in both clinical child psychology and early childhood education, with a specific expertise in infant mental health. Dr. Martyn developed an innovative therapeutic early learning centre and private primary school in Toronto, specializing in understanding and working with the whole child.


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Elena Merenda
BASc (University of Guelph-Humber), MA (Ryerson University)
Assistant Program Head Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion

Location:
GH308C
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6320
Email:
elena.merenda@guelphhumber.ca

Elena Merenda is the Assistant Program Head of  the Early Childhood Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber and is also an Adjunct Professor at  the University of Guelph. Since 2015, Merenda has worked alongside the Program Head with all administrative and academic aspects of the program, managing and guiding faculty with course development, supporting student initiatives, and managing the redevelopment of the program curriculum.Elena Merenda has more than 10 years of experience in early learning and therapeutic settings. Her background is in early childhood education, with a specific expertise in therapeutic play and supporting families with children who have special needs. Merenda is currently in the process of completing her PhD in Educational Leadership at Western University.


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Emilia Popova

Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion

Location:
GH100
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6302
Email:
first.last@guelphhumber.ca

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Greg Shupak

Media Studies, Early Childhood Studies Degree Completion

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416-798-1331 ext. 6087
Email:
greg.shupak@guelphhumber.ca

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