UTSC International Advisory Committee

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The University of Toronto Scarborough International Advisory Committee (UTSC-IAC) enhances international and global engagement at the University of Toronto Scarborough in line with Inspiring Inclusive Excellence: A Strategic Vision for the University of Toronto Scarborough (2020-2025), University of Toronto’s Three Priorities and International Strategic Plan (2022-20227). The Committee offers a platform for the UTSC community to discuss local and global internationalization from an administrative and strategic perspective, creates and shares best practices, and enhances UTSC’s capacity to engage internationally. It brings together leaders to explore emerging internationalization trends and developments including global engagement opportunities. The Committee will play an advisory role (non decision-making table) in support of UTSC’s international goals and aspirations.


  1. To create an institutional space for the advancement of local and global internationalization in line with Inspiring Inclusive Excellence: A Strategic Vision for the University of Toronto Scarborough (2020-2025), University of Toronto’s Three Priorities and international goals;

  2. To offer a platform where members share ideas on internationalization initiatives at home at abroad, programs and services, including best practices aimed at enhancing the capacity of UTSC to engage internationally;

  3. To facilitate campus coordination and information sharing on internationalization activities and global engagement opportunities related to the UTSC campus;

  4. To offer advice on emerging internationalization-related developments at UTSC; and 

  5. To contribute to university-wide internationalization tools aimed at enhancing UTSC’s capacity to engage globally. This includes information regarding programs, initiatives, services, stories, events, data, guidelines, best practices, international partnership and funding opportunities, training for faculty, internationalization frameworks, among others. These resources improve existing and future services in support of strategic coordination of UTSC’s international and global engagement.


(in alphabetical order by first name)

  • April Franco, Chair, Department of Management
  • Carlos Vargas, Director, International and Global Engagement (Chair of the Committee)
  • Christine Arsenault, Managing Director for Management Co-op, Management
  • Erika Loney, Senior Manager, Community, Global & Intercultural Experience
  • George Arhonditsis, Chair, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences
  • Grace Skogstad, Interim Associated Vice-Principal Research & Innovation–Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Gwen Burrows, Assistant Vice-President, International Engagement and Impact, University of Toronto
  • Irena Creed, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation
  • Juvenal Ndayiragije, Chair, Department of Language Studies
  • Kimberley Tull, Director, Community and Learning Partnerships and Access Pathways 
  • Kyomi Hastings Duncan, Associate Registrar and Director of Admissions & Student Recruitment 
  • Lisa Lemon, Executive Director, Development and Alumni Relations
  • Lynn Tucker, Associate Dean Experiential & Global Learning
  • Margaret Yan, Director, International Academic Programs and Initiatives 
  • Marie Bédard, Director, Marketing & Communications
  • Nadia Rosemond, Assistant Dean, Co-Curricular Engagement & Student Leadership 
  • Shelby Verboven, Registrar & Assistant Dean Strategic Enrolment Management
  • Thembela Kepe, Chair, Department of Human Geography


The University of Toronto Scarborough International Advisory Committee meets every two months (excluding July and August). From time to time, it will invite special guests to enhance the Committee's work.