Katie Boomgaardt

Program Manager, Internships and Career Placement, Master of Public Policy
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Katie Boomgaardt has 15 years of local and international experience building partnerships to create experiential learning opportunities for students.  Most recently, she was the Academic Initiatives Lead Coordinator at the Centre for Community Partnerships where she worked closely with faculty to increase their capacity to incorporate community-engaged learning into their courses. Prior to this, Katie coordinated the International Development Studies (IDS) Co-op Program at UTSC for over 10 years, creating partnerships with organizations around the world through which students completed 8-12 month work terms. Katie also organized many co-curricular events and activities including career networking and alumni events.

Katie received the Principals Emerging Leader Award in 2018 based on her initiative to increase diverse forms of experiential learning that benefit the broader student body.  Katie holds a Master’s degree from OISE’s Adult Education and Community Development Program with a Collaborative Specialization in Comparative and International Development Education.