Photo headshot of Ben Liu in an outdoor setting

Ben Liu

Director, Office of Professional Development & Career Strategies
Program Director, Global Ideas Institute






Room 110, 315 Bloor Street West


Prior to joining the Munk School of Global Affairs as the Director, Office of Professional Development & Career Strategies in the Master of Global Affairs program, Ben was the founding Coordinator for Academic Service-Learning & Faculty Development at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Community Partnerships. Ben is one of the University’s experts on engaging external partners with academic degree programs, having worked with several departments and colleges in developing academic courses that integrate student placements with NGOs, social enterprises, public institutions, and numerous agencies. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Ben was the Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs at the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Student Recruitment Officer at the University of British Columbia.

Ben is actively engaged in campus and community governance. He has served on many university committees and working groups, including the University Affairs Board and Academic Board of the Governing Council. As the vice-president of the board of directors of the Central Toronto Community Health Centres, he led the board accreditation process, board development and was the liaison to the Association of Ontario Health Centres. He currently serves on the boards of the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development and the Regent Park Community Health Centre, as well as the Faculty of Arts and Science Faculty Council.

Ben holds a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in higher education theory and policy studies, and is currently completing his Master of Arts in human geography at the University of Toronto. He continues to collaborate with colleagues at OISE, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Equity Studies and the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation on several scholarly projects and publications focused on experiential education, faculty development and teaching & learning.

Recent publication:

“Effects of Academic Service Learning in Drug Misuse and Addiction on Students’ Learning Preferences and Attitudes Toward Harm Reduction”
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, April 2013, Volume 77(3).

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