Group on Business Affairs

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Mandate and Objectives:

  • To support the mission and goals of the Faculty of Medicine and University of Toronto.
  • To provide a forum for effective communication and information-sharing on business issues among the GBA Members of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • To facilitate the development and strengthening of business networks and relationships within the GBA, Faculty of Medicine and the broader University community.
  • To provide the impetus and organization for implementing change improvements in the faculty’s business and administrative processes.
  • To support and advocate for the needs of Business Officers in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities, providing a forum for solving and addressing common problems and concerns.
  • To review the administrative implications of Faculty and University proposals, providing advice, commentary, recommendations and raising new issues.
  • To review and make recommendations on current issues and bring forward new issues.


Membership shall, in most cases, consist of one staff member, fulfilling the primary business functions of the unit, from each of the Faculty’s departments or units as well as the Senior Officers of the Faculty of Medicine and members of their staff. All GBA members may attend GBA meetings and participate fully in GBA activities. All GBA members may invite staff from their units to attend meetings for which the agenda is relevant and appropriate to their work. A complete and up to date list of all GBA members shall be maintained by the GBA Chair.


Wendy Kubasik

Wendy Kubasik is the Director of Administration in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto. Together with Paula Smellie, Wendy is a co-founder of the Annual GBA Retreat which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017, and was recognized with a university-wide Stepping Up Award. She has also served as GBA Chair for three terms, and spent one term as the Chair of the GBA Human Resources sub-committee.

Wendy has over 16 years of experience in the AHSC context. Her experiences have allowed her to gain extensive knowledge around strategy and planning, financial management, data and information management, operations, organizational effectiveness, human resources management, performance, productivity and change management. A recent graduate of OISE’s doctoral program on higher education leadership, her leadership style and results emphasize strategic thinking, flexibility and innovation. Wendy believes in “divergent thinking” and disciplined innovation: pushing the status quo, and trying new things. She is also committed to creating environments that provide others with an opportunity to do this as well – and to grow, reflect and embrace new opportunities or challenges. Wendy believes that collaboration, creativity and diversity are the key to the GBA’s sustained success.

Past Chairs:

2003 and forward

  • Horatio Bot (2003 – 2006)
  • Wendy Kubasik &  Paula Smellie (2006 – 2008)
  • Wendy Kubasik (2008 – 2010)
  • Paula Smellie & Heather Droulliard (2010 – 2012)
  • Nancy Fortin & Katrina Soh (2012-2014)
  • Evan Donahue (2014-2015)
  • Wendy Kubasik (2015-present)

Prior to 2003

  • Connie Drummond
  • Maureen Todd
  • Ursula Cattelan

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