Expert Panel on Sexual Violence Policies Membership


Mayo Moran (Chair)

Professor Moran is the 15th Provost of Trinity College. She completed an LLB at McGill University, an LLM at the University of Michigan, and an SJD at the University of Toronto. Professor Moran teaches private and public law and publishes on the reasonable person and historic injustice. Since 2007, she has chaired the Independent Assessment Process Oversight Committee that assists in the implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Agreement. In 2013, she led a review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Saagarika Coleman (Undergraduate Student)

Ms. Coleman is a third-year student studying cultural anthropology at the University of Toronto. She is an avid reader and is passionate about intersectional feminism and social justice. She also enjoys exercising, learning to cook, and spending time with her family.

Lahoma Thomas (Graduate Student)

Ms. Thomas is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science. Her dissertation examines how criminal organizations acquire and sustain social authority and legitimacy at the local level. Her research and publications examine sexual and gender-based violence in settings of post-conflict, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and human rights. Lahoma previously worked as a social worker, addressing these issues at the systemic, community, and individual level through policy, advocacy, training, and counselling.

Mark Overton (Administrative Staff Member)

Mr. Overton is the Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Principal, Student Services at UTM, with responsibilities including the AccessAbility Resource Centre; Health and Counselling Centre; Centre for Student Engagement; International Education Centre; Student Housing and Residence Life Department; Office of Student Transition (in partnership with the Academic Dean); and Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation department.

Brenda Cossman (Faculty Member)

Professor Cossman is Professor of Law and the Director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. She teaches on family law, gender and law, and sexuality and the law; writes on the legal regulation of intimacy, sexuality and the family; and has been involved in reform around the legal regulation of intimate relationships. She has authored reports for the Law Commission of Canada and the Federal Department of Justice.

Bonnie Goldberg

Additionally, Ms. Goldberg (BA, LLB) is providing advice to the Expert Panel. She worked for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law from 1997 to 2008, most recently as the Assistant Dean of Students. In 2008, she left the University to work full-time as an adjudicator, and is Vice-Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and member of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.