INTL Mentorship Program

The INTL Mentorship Program matches emerging and experienced leaders in the Canadian international education sector. Mentors and mentees connect regularly over one year and receive support and guidance from the INTL Mentorship Team.
  • 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:
    • Attend an information session to answer any questions about being a Mentor
    • Sign a confidentiality agreement
    • Be an active participant by supporting your Mentee through their professional and personal goals from February to November (for Mentors)
    • Connect with your Mentee/Mentor at least 2-3 hours each 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

Application period is from December to January.

Please direct all questions related to the application process to Mayda Cristina Borbely, Lead, INTL Mentorship Program via email:

Meet the 2018 INTL Mentorship Team!

Mentorship Lead

Mayda Borbely, University of Calgary

Mentorship Team

Nikoletta Papadopoulos, University of Toronto

Pugaleni Iynkaran, University of Guelph

Robert Wood, McMaster University

2017 Mentorship Program

The 2017 CBIE Mentorship Program (4.0) successfully doubled the number of participants from 2016. With 34 paired mentor/mentee matches across Canada, we would like to thank all who came forward to mentor and contribute to last year’s success!
  • Arif Abu, Ryerson University
  • Susan Allan, University of British Columbia
  • Teeba Alsafar, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Jose Balcaceres, George Brown College
  • Alain, Boutet, University of Dalhousie
  • Shannon Bracken, UOIT
  • Scott Clerk, UOIT
  • Tiona Corcoran, Mount Royal University
  • Andri Efstathiou, University of Waterloo
  • Kira Egorova, George Brown College
  • Catherine Fisher, University of Calgary
  • Vinitha Gengatharan, University of Toronto
  • Shannon He, Capilano University
  • Margaret Hearnden, North Island College
  • Mark Herringer, Durham College
  • Amber Holliday, York University
  • Chelsey Laird, BCCIE
  • Marilyn Lambert-Drache, York University
  • Arslan Mahmood, Seneca College
  • Emily Mancuso, University of Toronto
  • Laura Marchese-Smith, NAIT
  • Donna McGrath, Thompson Rivers University
  • John Nelson, Carleton University
  • Andrew Ness, Humber College
  • Carolyn O’Keefe, Memorial University
  • Colleen Packer, University of Calgary
  • Shona Perry-Maidment, Memorial University of Newfounland
  • Graham Pike, Vancouver Island University
  • Valeri Pilgrim, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Lyndsay Sprado, Brock University
  • Joe Stokes, UOIT
  • Marc Usunier, University of Saskatchewan
  • Edna Xiaojuan Zhang, College of the North Atlantic
  • David Zutautas, Brock University