INTL Mentorship Program

The INTL Mentorship Program matches emerging and experienced leaders in the Canadian international education sector. Mentors and mentees connect regularly over eight months and receive support and guidance from the INTL Mentorship Team.
The 2024 Mentorship Program will be accepting candidate applications early next year.
  • Mentors are experienced leaders who have been involved in International Education for more than 7 years.
  • Mentees are emerging leaders have been involved in International Education for less than 7 years.
  • Members who have been involved in International Education for 4-7 years may participate as both a mentor and a mentee.
  • Available to individuals at CBIE Member Institutions.
Program structure & obligations once admitted to the program:
  • Be an active participant by supporting your Mentee through their professional and personal goals from April to November (for Mentors)
  • Connect with your Mentee/Mentor once a month (commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per month)
  • Respond to a mid-term short survey
  • Respond to a program evaluation questionnaire once your commitment is finished

Selection & Matching:

    • National representation inclusive of geography, language and sector experience will be given priority in selecting program participants
    • Matching will be conducted based on the responses within the Mentor and Mentee application

We will be happy to answer your questions about the application process.

Mentors: Contact Alyssa Szilagyi, co-lead of the mentorship team
Mentees: Contact Ignacio Dinamarca, co-lead of the mentorship team

As a professional learning community of CBIE, all activities and programming of the INTL are guided by CBIE’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Thank You to Our 2023 INTL Mentors!

A.R. Elangovan, University of Victoria
Ahmed Baghdady, University of Waterloo
Alyssa Szilagyi, Western University
Ana Chiarelli, King’s University College
Andy Moonsammy, McMaster University
Ankita Goyal, University of British Columbia
Astrid Morphet, University of Guelph
Binny Tangri, Emily Carr University
Brittany Wood, St. Francis Xavier University
Carolyn Ford, Western University
Carolyn Yeo, Ontario Tech University
Cecilia Rose, University of Victoria
Cee Liang, University of Guelph
Cristina Puha, University of Toronto
Derek Ward-Hall, University of the Fraser Valley
Edita Gatchene, University of Waterloo
Elissa Cressman, University of Waterloo

Ernest Damalie, University of Guelph
Fengwen Yu, Toronto Metropolitan University
Gabriella Sandor, Camosun College
Jean Lomas, University of Victoria
Jim Edwards, Conestoga College
Kamaljeet Kaur Bindra, Western University
Karena Dachsel, Camosun College
Kathleen Cobb, New Brunswick Community College
Ke Tian, Camosun College
Keir McIsaac, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Kiela Caudillo, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
LeChelle Saunders, Toronto Metropolitan University
Lisa Brunner, University of British Columbia
Lisa Laporte, Western University
Mahvish Wesley, University of Toronto
Marlo Hudson, International College of Manitoba
Maryam Julazadeh, Toronto Metropolitan University
Nathan Cheney, Brock University

Nicole Miller, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Olivia Tang, Carleton University
Pugaleni Iynkaran, University of Guelph
Richard Walton, SAIT
Rita Dhungel, University of the Fraser Valley
Sanchit Mittal, Ontario Tech University
Sandra Pehilj, Western University
Sarah Burn, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Sarah Edwards, Durham College
Shabnam (Shay) Ivkovic, University of Waterloo
Steph Byer, Humber College
Sue Hodgins, Algonquin College
Tania Loken, Capilano University
Teresa Brooks, Langara College
Veronica Vasquez, University of Toronto
Vivek Sharma, Brock University
Walter Foreman, University of the Fraser Valley
Zuzana Ritzer, SAIT