Administrative Staff

Barb Batke
Administrative Assistant
416-736-5885
bbatke@yorku.ca

Barb has been providing administrative support for York University since 1986 and for the Department of Design since 1999. As Administrative Assistant, Barb coordinates all departmental activities within the Department of Design. She acts as the liaison between the York and Sheridan campuses with regard to activities for the Bachelor of Design Program. Barb also assists students with all academic concerns in the absence of the department program assistant.

Jane Mester
Secretary/Receptionist
416-736-5885
jmester@yorku.ca

A friendly and approachable front-line contact for students and the public who fields all general inquiries regarding the Department of Design. Jane is the primary phone contact for the department who provides assistance to all callers and acts as an intermediary between students, faculty and staff. The reception desk is a good starting point resource for initiating inquiries about our Design Programs.

Antonia Schneider
Undergraduate Program Assistant
416-736-5885
ysdn@yorku.ca

As the Undergraduate Program Assistant, Antonia is responsible for the administration of the Department of Design’s joint undergraduate program with Sheridan College from initial enquiries through applications, admissions, registration, portfolio evaluations, degree requirements and convocation. Antonia provides liaison/coordination/contact with faculty, staff and students at all levels of administration for the program.